Our hopes were shattered when various reports said that Niantic will not bring the famous Pokémon Go game to the Apple Watch. Here is a happy news! Niantic has put off all these rumors by launching the Pokémon Go Watch App.
Pokémon Go Watch App Blends Fitness and Gaming
You can play Pokémon Go on your smart watch app. The best part is you don’t have to take your phone out all the time to play the game. The idea behind bringing the Pokémon Go Watch App is that you can play as you work out. Though the Pokémon Go Watch App doesn’t allow you to capture any Pokémon you can always tap the app to find the Pokémon items from the nearby PokéStops.
Track Fitness Playing Pokémon Go
It is notable that the Pokémon Go is an Augmented Reality GPS-enabled game. The popular game has seen over 600 million downloads till last month. When this popular game comes in your Apple Watch, it offers the first-ever combination of gaming and fitness in one go. So, the Pokémon Go Watch App links with the fitness tracking systems of your Apple Watch. This allows calculating your gaming activities as a part of your regular fitness regime. Whenever you hatch your Pokémon Eggs or receive a Candy it will be counted towards your physical activity rings.
Calculate your Gaming Session As a Part Of Fitness
It is no surprise that the game usually demands a lot of exercises. Did you know so far Pokémon trainers have walked over 8.7 billion kilometers in their pursuit of capturing over 88 billion Pokémon creatures? Niantic says that this distance is equal to 200,000 trips around the globe.
So, you can add Pokémon Go Watch App as a part of your regular fitness schedule. You can log each of your gaming session as a workout activity. Whenever there is nearby Pokémon you will be notified. You can count the distance it takes to hatch your Pokémon eggs. Similarly, you can also calculate the distance for receiving Candy with your Buddy Pokémon.
Receive Push Notifications in Your Watch App
The Pokémon Go Watch App not only tracks your physical activity but also offers push notification. You will also receive notifications wherever there is a PokéStop nearby to collect items. You will also receive notification whenever an egg hatches or when you receive a medal.
Recent Pokémon Go Updates
However, if you want to capture a Pokémon, you can do that only by opening your phone. The Pokémon Company recently rolled-out the latest update for the Pokémon Go Watch App. The update offers various new features like hatching new Pokémon Gold and Silver characters including Ditto. The update also enables you to catch holiday hat Pikachu, special edition Pokémon.
The Pokémon Company has been working towards getting back to the top through various updates on trackers, in-game Halloween events, and daily bonuses. The company could not launch the Pokémon Go Watch App during the September Apple event. There were speculations if the app will be out by the year-end. However, the Pokémon Company has kept its promise by launching the Apple Watch App.