Garmin esports smartwatch tracks, analyzes and streams biometric performance

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 January 2021 — Garmin today officially launched the Instinct® Esports Edition, a rugged GPS smartwatch with an edge; distinctively designed Esport tracking feature for gaming athletes and enthusiasts. The smartwatch comes equipped with Garmin’s proven health and fitness technologies, and utilises a dedicated esports function to monitor and analyse heart rate and stress during play.

Garmin’s new STR3AMUP!™ PC streaming tool also provides Instinct users the ability to livestream biometric data to their audiences for a new streaming experience. Boasting over three days of battery life in esports mode, users can make the most of their playing time while taking their performance to the next level.

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“Elite athletes around the world rely on Garmin products to monitor and improve their performance. With the Instinct Esports Edition, esports athletes can tap into that same technology to track and examine how their body responds to intense competition,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Director, Garmin Asia. “Players can also use Instinct’s data to make adjustments in their daily lives, whether it be altering sleep patterns or activity levels, which can result in increased cognitive and physical performance during play.”

Garmin Malaysia recognises the impact of Esports and its new breed of young athletes. The Instinct Esports Edition is made for elite e-gamers as well as enthusiasts who want so much more out of their games.

The Instinct Esports Edition is purpose-built to military standards (MIL-STD 810), yet its exceedingly lightweight design provides a distraction-free gaming experience. It provides up to 80 hours of battery life in esports mode and up to 14 days in smartwatch mode for less charging time and more time gaming.

Battery Life & Design Outlook

The Instinct’s bold black and red colors, high-contrast display and rugged design bring to life a non-traditional smartwatch. When paired with a compatible smartphone, Instinct also provides smart notifications such as email, texts, and alerts to a user’s wrist so they can stay connected both during and outside of game play.

Dedicated Esports Activity Profile

Prior to a match, users are welcome to select the esports activity on Instinct. Once activated, Garmin’s proven wrist-based heart rate technology1 analyzes and displays a user’s heart rate and stress level in addition to the time of day and a game timer. Similar to other athletic competitions, actively monitoring stress and heart rate in real time can provide the opportunity to manage physical and mental resources for more effective and focused competition. Once a gaming session has ended, users can sync their activity to the free Garmin Connect™ app2 to view, store and analyze their data to see how their body would react in different gaming situations.

1 See Activity tracking and fitness metric accuracy

2 When paired with a computer enabled with BLUETOOTH® technology


STR3AMUP! Livestream Biometrics

When using the esports activity, players can utilize Garmin’s new STR3AMUP! PC streaming tool to broadcast heart rate, stress level and Body Battery™ live and embed this data into their video streams or recordings using customizable overlays. Displaying these metrics allows players to interface with their audience and showcase – in real time – the physical and mental demands of competitive play. STR3AMUP! allows audiences to be further engaged with their favorite player or team.


What’s more?

Body Metrics Tracking

Designed with an emphasis on elite-tier competition, the Instinct Esports Edition provides a variety of valuable body metric analytics features1, so users can analyze and fine-tune how their body reacts to competitive play2. These include:

  • Wrist-Based Heart Rate – Get heart rate data along with alerts if a user’s heart rate stays too high or too low while at rest, and gauge how hard their heart is working during specific gaming
  • Advanced Sleep Monitoring – Users get a full picture of how they are sleeping with a breakdown of light, deep and REM sleep stages. This allow users to interpret and make lifestyle modifications for more focused
  • Stress Tracking – Using Garmin’s heart rate variability, the Instinct Esports Edition can calculate an individual’s stress level score, giving them the opportunity to optimize stress management to conserve mental and physical
  • Body Battery Energy Monitor – Uses heart rate, stress and sleep data to determine how much energy a user has – letting them know when to play and when to
  • 30+ sports apps and robust activity tracking – Users can train with preloaded activity profiles outside the gaming world. For athletes who want to monitor performance even further, an optional Heart Rate Monitor chest strap is available for purchase


Price & Availability

The latest innovation from Garmin, the Instinct Esports Edition is available at a suggested retail price of RM1,399.00 on AECO e-store, authorised retailers, Lazada and Shopee.

Access to Garmin’s Instinct Esports Edition official Images through this link: Instinct Esports

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Other Garmin fitness brands include Tacx and Firstbeat Analytics. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at g, or follow us at, i or


1 See Activity tracking and fitness metric accuracy

2 When paired with a computer enabled with BLUETOOTH® technology


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