What is motion sync in a gaming mouse?

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    Motion sync technology ensures that the mouse is sending sensor information to your computer at the same rate its asking for mouse position data.

    You can think of it like Gsync or Freesync VRR but for mouse movements.

    The end result of effective motion sync should be more accurate and smoother mouse movements.

    Does motion sync add latency

    According to Pulsar, motion sync will add a unperceivable 1ms delay to tracking data. Razer mice has motion sync turned on by default and does not have an option to turn it off, meaning the latency is good enough to not be noticeable.

    Does motion sync affect battery life

    Motion sync should have negligible effect on battery life. There are reports of the Pulsar X2 Mini battery suffering with motion sync on, but I think that’s just a bug on Pulsar mice.

    The flagship Razer mice all have motion sync on and their battery life is quite good.

    Should I use motion sync

    The impact motion sync is minor, but there is very little downside from having it on. You will likely get better feeling tracking with motion sync on.

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    Raymond Sam

    Raymond Sam

    Raymond is the founder and chief editor of TheGamingSetup.com. He's been reviewing gaming peripherals since 2017 and has reviewed over 200 mice, keyboards, controllers and other peripherals. He combines the hardware experience with a few thousand hours of DOTA 2, Starcraft , Street Fighter, Overwatch, Apex Legends and Call of Duty under his belt with the intention of adding several more thousand going forward.

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