Saturday, February 23, 2019

Huami & McLaren partner on wearables for e-sports

After watching some E-sports recently and wondering myself how wearables could play a part, it is interesting to hear, Huami announced it is partnering with McLaren Applied Technologies to develop smart wearables for e-sports.

According to recent data, the global market for e-sports is expected to see growth in the coming years.

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The 2018 revenues hit an estimated $905 million, and this is expected to increase to $1.1 billion this year and $1.5 billion in 2020.

After personally watching E-Sports centred around F1 and autosports there is much similarity between virtual and real motorsport. We are also seeing teams creating an E-Sports team that shares the same names with teams Like McLaren F1 and Mercedes AMG F1 team.McLaren E sports

The first stage of the collaboration will see Huami’s tech used to help select the winner of the McLaren Shadow Project e-sports event in Woking, England.

The competition, which launched last July, saw over 500,000 people apply to join in. Those interested can watch a live stream of the finals on the McLaren YouTube channel on January 16th and 17th.

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Jon Ratcliffe
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.You can contact Jon on Twitter @ActiveJR1

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