INTRO: Popular watchmaker Garmin recently launched its “Instinct” and higher-end “Fenix” series of smartwatches in India. It is now back with its new lineup of smartwatches, focused on a fast-growing sports category. Well, rather than catering to standard sports, Garmin is now getting to capture the user-base of the eSports scene with its new “Instinct eSports Edition” smartwatch.
Now, the watch-maker has made a special eSports edition of its Instinct smartwatch to measure the heart rate and stress levels of gamers during intense gameplay sessions. “With the Instinct Esports Edition, esports athletes can tap into that very same technology to trace and examine how their body responds to intense competition,” said Dan Bartel, the VP of Sales at Garmin.
Now, the Garmin Instinct eSports Edition comes full of all the features and sensors which any Instinct watch comes. There is now a further ‘eSports mode’ that’s baked right into this special edition smartwatch.
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This additional mode focuses on tracking the guts rate, energy, and stress levels of gamers once they are playing a game. Moreover, the gamer using this smartwatch can use Garmin’s official streaming software, “Stre3amup!” to show their heart-rate and stress levels on their online game-stream sessions with their fans.
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Unfortunately, unlike the other Instinct watch editions like Camo, Tactical, or Surf, the eSports Edition does not support solar charging as it lacks the solar charging lenses. However, because the watch features a pretty minimal UI, Garmin says that it can run a fortnight on one charge.
The Garmin Instinct eSports Edition is now available on Garmin’s official online store for a price of $299 (~Rs. 22,076).