Heart rate streaming becomes even easier with our new Stream Deck plugin!

Updated: Feb 18


We do our best to make your heart rate streaming experience as smooth-running as possible but no matter how much we do there is always room for improvement. That’s what we thought before starting our Stream Deck plugin development.


Imagine, you have some intense gameplay moments and feel curious about what heart rate your viewers see on your stream. One glance at your Stream Deck and your curiosity is satisfied. You’ll also quickly find out if your heart rate monitor has disconnected or its battery died.



What is Pulsoid?


Pulsoid is a service that strives to make implementing your heart rate into your content an easy and fun experience. We have an extensive and ever-expanding library of heart rate widgets, analytics, and integrations with third-party services. Many of your viewers are very likely to get some additional level of entertainment and connection when seeing a visual representation of your inner turmoils. Most of Pulsoid’s functionality is free but our BRO plan gives you access to some extra cool features like integrations and additional widgets. All you need is your phone with the Pulsoid app, your heart rate monitoring device, a Pulsoid account, and 5 minutes of your time to set everything up. Add your Stream Deck into the equation and you are even better off!


You can find out more about Pulsoid here.

And see it in action here.


You see, heart rate monitors are great: their data flow is accurate and almost instant, they are very low-key and you may even forget that you are wearing one sometimes. But they also may not be as informative as you want. It’s nice for active sports where all gear you wear should let you forget about it as much as possible but for streamers, who have to manage their whole layout, a bit more feedback and control would be quite helpful: it’s hard to argue that being reminded if your heart rate monitor is off and seeing what is your heart rate on the spot is nice. Stream Deck is such a popular product and chances are you already own one. So why not get the best from it with this new Pulsoid plugin?




Setting up:


The whole setup process isn’t much of a fuss too!


1. First of all you’ll need to download the plugin. You can do it via Elgato’s plugin library.




After that, you can add the Pulsoid button to your layout.


2. Then open your Pulsoid dashboard and create a new token on the Tokens tab to feed it to the plugin. Disclaimer: this functionality requires you to have a Pulsoid BRO plan!




3. Click the gear icon in the configurations for the Pulsoid button. This will open global Pulsoid settings where you can validate your token in your Stream Deck software and configure a button to show you your bpm and connection status.


We really hope this plugin will make your streaming routine a bit more pleasant and informative. And remember: your gear is just a tool but having the right gear may really help you get to what’s really important in the fastest way possible!

If you have any ideas on how to improve our plugin, hit us up on our Discord server or via support@pulsoid.net.


Plugin download link: https://apps.elgato.com/plugins/com.pulsoid

Create your Pulsoid account: https://pulsoid.net/ui/configuration

List of recommended monitors: Heart Rate Monitors for Streaming | Pulsoid


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