Pokemon GO Plus is almost here! Nintendo and The Pokemon Company announced that the device that was supposed to launch in July will now be available for purchase next week.
A post on Niantic Labs’ website reads –
“Pokémon GO Plus is a companion device that connects to your phone over Bluetooth® Smart (the Bluetooth low energy connection designed for health and fitness applications), allowing you to keep your phone in your pocket and go about your day-to-day activities while still being able to collect valuable resources and capture even the most elusive Pokémon. We’ve been testing it here at Niantic and we love the way it allows you to blend Pokémon GO even more seamlessly into family and fitness activities. Now you’ll be able to play and enjoy your walk, run, hike, park trips or visits to the library without having to look at your screen all the time.
As you pass by a PokéStop, Pokemon GO Plus will vibrate and light up and alert you to the location. You’ll even be able to collect new items just by clicking the Pokémon GO Plus. If there’s nearby Pokémon hiding in your area you’ll be alerted with lights and vibrations; catch the Pokémon with a button on Pokemon GO Plus and then continue on your way (later, you can check your Journal to see which Pokémon you’ve just caught).
This comes on the back of news that Pokemon GO is also coming to Apple Watch by the end of the year.
Pokémon GO Plus will be available on September 16, 2016 in most countries and later in the year in a few South American territories.
Currently listed as ‘unavailable’ on Amazon, you can use this link to order the accessory as soon as it becomes available.
Check out the top menu for more Charts, Calculators, News, Guides and all things Pokemon GO, and don’t forget to like our Facebook page and share this post for a chance to win $25 in Play Store or iTunes credit!