How To Show Your Heart Rate on Twitch (2023 Guide)

Streaming your heart rate doesn't have to be a struggle or cost a fortune - all you want is to get your heart rate to stream easily and stream horror games, or fitness or anything else that could need a little extra hype. So here's a guide for you to help you choose a device that fits your needs and budget and also helps you stream your heart rate on Twitch, YouTube, TikTok or any other platform in 2 minutes or less!

How to choose a heart rate tracker for streaming

There are hundreds if not thousands of devices to choose from, but what device works for streaming?

Here's our top 5 devices for streamers curated by needs and budget for your next stream.


Your budget is tight, and you want to start on heart rate streaming right now. Xiaomi Mi Band 3, 4, 5 & 6 are the right choice for you. The Zepp Life App will not only provide you with a beautiful tracking of your sleeping patterns, steps and even overall stress, it will also get you started on streaming with a small budget starting from 30 EUR for a Xiaomi Mi Band 3 and a battery that lasts up to 20 days on a full charge, If you don't overdo on streaming.

Price Tag: Starting at 30 EUR

Handling: 3/5

Compatibility: iOS only

Garmin vívoactive® 4S

It's beautiful, sleek, supports your daily fitness journey and is basically the smartwatch for active people. But with a heavy price tag of 199 EUR it's basically in investment, not only to your stream, but healthy behavior, but trust me: It's worth every cent. With this watch you can track swimming, running with GPS, check your Oxygen saturation, stress level, sleep patterns, menstruation cycle, and also tell you if your body is ready for your next workout. WHAT?! If you have been into fitness like I was (maybe, ehrm, 3 years ago) then you know that it can be a guesswork why some days at the gym are a struggle and some days you can get in another set with ease. Garmin will help you to get the timing right and rest, when necessary. With 7 days at full charge, you can expect it to run for a few days if you squeeze in some horror streams or live fitness ;-)

Price Tag: Starting at 199 EUR

Handling: 5/5

Compatibility: Android / iOS

Apple Watch

Yes, we do love the Apple Watch. It's my absolute favorite among smartwatches, and I did have some. For me a smartwatch needs to be a) smart and b) a watch and Apple Watch fulfills both in perfection. With Siri at my wrist I can ask her anything to help me with: timers for cooking, waking me up in the morning, reminding me of important events, calendar, calls, playing songs while working out and even doing some walkie-talkie action. I mean, there are even some silly games you can play on your Apple Watch, but I wouldn't recommend this. Either way, if you'd like to stream your heart rate in the easiest way, then Apple Watch is your device to go!

Price Tag: Starting at 299 EUR

Handling: 5/5

Compatibility: iOS


If you're taking heart rate streaming seriously, then Coospoo is your device! Chest Belts are by far the most accurate heart rate tracker for streaming - mostly due to submitting the heart rate in 1 second intervals, you can't do anything wrong by wearing this device. With a low price tag and an even lower maintenance you are all setup, even without a smartphone to stream your heart rate at ease.

Price Tag: Starting at 30 EUR

Handling: 4/5

Compatibility: iOS / Web Bluetooth / Android

Ticwatch E3

We love smartwatches, and we love them even more if they are on a budget and if they are compatible with more than one OS. Track your fitness, stress, sleep, and make use of all the features Wear OS has to offer. You can even go for a swim with this little gem and track your swimming moves even while on stream. With a design reminding me of a classic watch, there's only one thing missing to making it perfect: A better battery life beyond 9 hours.

Price Tag: Starting at 150 EUR

Handling: 3/5

Compatibility: iOS / Android

Why you should stream your heart rate

There are many reasons for even starting to stream, but the most compelling is making your streams more compelling and stand out. If you ever watch streams with a live heart rate, you just feel with them. Your heart rate is a secret. And you are willing to share this emotional connection with your viewers. If this is not a binding experience, then what is?

You can use heart rate streaming for:
- Esport
- Fitness
- Horror Games
- and basically anything you can think of!

How to stream your heart rate on Twitch, YouTube, TikTok or any other live stream platform

Step 1: Get a Heart Rate Monitor

HypeRate supports a wide range of heart rate trackers, more than 200+ at the moment, with a growing list every day to chose from. Make sure your heart rate monitor fits your lifestyle, budget and is also fun.

Step 2: Connect to HypeRate

Depending on your device, you need to download the app compatible to your device.
Here are some links:

HypeRate for WearOS
HypeRate for iOS
HypeRate for Garmin
HypeRate for Apple Watch

Step 3: Show Your Heart Rate on Stream

Now that you have set up your heart rate monitor with HypeRate, all you need to do is copy your Link to OBS and add it to your overlay. And, that's it! You can now easily display your heart rate on stream. Your heart rate will be displayed in real-time.

Step 4: Choose a Design

We provide you with a standard heart design - simple and easy. But you can choose from more than 50+ designs, steadily growing, and if you need help with an individual design, you can always ask our community for help - we're happy to help you out!

Step 5: Engage with Your Viewers

Now that your heart rate is being displayed on stream, you can use it to engage with your viewers in exciting ways. You could create games or challenges that involve your heart rate, or simply share it with your viewers as a way to connect with them on an emotional level.

Why we're building HypeRate and why it's free

We have built HypeRate as a tool entirely driven by our community. Yes - most of our integrations have been developed by streamers and even our team entirely consists of content creators or streamers, and our mission is to help you create better streams. And because of this, streaming your heart rate with HypeRate will stay free forever!


In conclusion, showing your heart rate on stream is a fun and engaging way to connect with your viewers. With HypeRate, it's easy to set up and requires only a heart rate monitor and a web browser. So why not give it a try and add a touch of heart to your stream?

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