Esports is a legitimate and accepted “sport” activity that has even entered into international sporting events. In fact, gamers make a lot of money and have a large following if they are successful enough. Garmin has now announced a new version of the Instinct sports watch designed for this particular market by hardcore or professional gamers. Instinct Esports has all the main features of its product line, but also has special features for tracking and analyzing biometric data and player statistics.
Basically, you have all the usual basic functions and sensors of previous Instinct devices. You have a heart rate monitor, activity tracking, notifications and all the other things a basic smartwatch can do. What makes Instinct Esports different, however, is that these basic features have been changed along with other new exclusive features to help them become better players and to give audiences a better player “look”.
The wrist-based heart rate determines how hard the cardiovascular system is working during a match and shows the ups and downs of play. Heart rate viability also calculates stress level ratings so they can maintain and maximize their mental and physical resources. The body battery power monitor shows the player when to take a break and when to play. Data about heart rate, stress level and sleep is used, which is logged by the device.
All this biometric data can be stacked on a computer device called a STR3AMUP! This allows game streaming viewers to see which players are reaching their zone or which are slowly losing steam. This way, viewers are more connected to the players or teams they are rooted in during this live stream. And if you’ve watched the live game stream, you’ll know how much viewers are investing in watching their favorite player, as they do with any other sport.