Poké­mon GO is com­ing to the Ap­ple Watch

A new egg-hatch­ing mon­i­tor will be added to help spur you on in your Poké­mon hunt­ing, writes

Macworld - - Contents - Mark Hach­man

Anew ver­sion of Poké­mon GO is com­ing to the Ap­ple Watch, to­gether with a new fea­ture that bet­ter tracks how far you need to walk be­fore your Poké­mon ‘eggs’ hatch within the game. It will ship be­fore the end of the year, John Hanke, the chief ex­ec­u­tive of Poké­mon GO de­vel­oper Niantic Labs, said at Ap­ple’s iPhone 7 launch event in San Fran­cisco.

The mo­bile game for iOS and An­droid, has been down­loaded over 500 mil­lion times world­wide, Hanke said. The game uses aug­mented real­ity to help play­ers dis­cover Poké­mon in the wild,

al­low­ing users to ‘see’ Poké­mon su­per­im­posed over real-world ob­jects.

Ac­cord­ing to the chief ex­ec­u­tive of Niantic Labs, Poké­mon GO is com­ing to the Ap­ple’s smart­watch, along with a new fea­ture: bet­ter egg track­ing. One of the fea­tures of the game in­volves hatch­ing vir­tual eggs, which re­quire you to walk a cer­tain dis­tance to hatch. The new Ap­ple Watch fea­ture will al­low you to track the progress of your eggs as you’re out for a run or a stroll, and also alert you to the pres­ence of nearby Poké­mon.

“We’re re­ally ex­cited to bring you this new way to ex­pe­ri­ence Poké­mon GO, and to give you a lit­tle more mo­ti­va­tion to get out­side, get some ex­er­cise, and have fun with your friends,” Hanke said.

Nin­tendo is al­ready work­ing on Poké­mon GO+, a new wear­able pe­riph­eral that will buzz your wrist when you’re near a Poké­mon in the wild. It works in con­junc­tion with your iPhone, and will be avail­able in Septem­ber, Hanke said.

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