Garmin unveils a smartwatch for avid gamers


Smartwatches are usually marketed in different ways. There are smartwatches designed for those who just want a wearable to receive their notifications and there are those designed for the outdoors or fitness enthusiast. However, it appears that Garmin believes there might be another segment of the market – gamers.

The company has since unveiled the Garmin Instinct Esports Edition smartwatch, which the company claims is a feature-rich smartwatch for gamers. For the most part, it's a standard smartwatch with all of your typical health monitoring features except Garmin wants to use this data to help gamers understand when they are feeling stressed out during a game, and maybe from it to learn.

Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of sales, said, "Gamers can also use Instinct data to make adjustments in their daily lives, whether they change sleep patterns or activity levels, resulting in increases in cognitive and physical performance while of the game. " The watch has a MIL-STD 810 when it comes to ruggedness and an impressive battery life of 80 hours in eSports mode or 14 days in regular mode.

Garmin also created the STR3AMUP! PC streaming tool that apparently allows gamers to stream their biometric data such as heart rate or stress to their curious viewers. It's an interesting device, and if you want to get your hands on it, you can get your hands on the Garmin Instinct Esports Edition for $ 300.

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Katherine Clark