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Garmin launches Instinct Esports smartwatch, partners with Tier One Entertainment

11:03 PM February 10, 2021

Technology company Garmin specializes in automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sport activities. It seems that they are now also taking a stab at esports. Garmin announced that they will be launching a new product aimed at gamers and esports athletes; the Instinct Esports Edition. Backed by Garmin’s health and fitness tracking technologies, the Instinct Esports Edition will use a “dedicated esports activity function to track and analyze heart rate and stress during play, as well as offer long-term trend analysis.”

It will also launch alongside dedicated software. With Garmin’s new STR3AMUP! PC streaming tool, users can include biometric data tracked by the watch to their livestreams.

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“Elite athletes around the world depend 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.”

Partnership with Tier One Entertainment

Garmin Philippines will tap esports talent agency Tier One Entertainment for a collaborative project featuring local esports personalities. They will be participating in a VALORANT showmatch, and will use the Instinct Esports Edition and its biometric tracking. Catch the action on the AMPLFY Facebok page, Garmin Philippines, and the talents’, when they are announced soon.

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“Through this partnership with Garmin, we can show that esports is more than just playing the game; it requires mental and emotional strength, as well as physical readiness.” said Mr. Brian Dacanay, Director of Commercial Partnerships, Tier One Entertainment. “With the Instinct Esports Edition watch, our talents will get to broadcast their biometrics data for the audiences while they are livestreaming. We look forward to delivering more exciting esports livestreaming experiences for our audiences.”

Read the full press release on Garmin here.

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