In recent times, it was heard that the popular game app, Pokémon Go, was not going to be made available for Apple Watch. However, it has been confirmed now that it is going to be brought for the Apple Watch which will assist the Apple Watch owners to search and hunt for Pokémon with more ease in addition to enjoying numerous features like Activity and Fitness Tracking.
If you are thrilled to know that you can play Pokémon Go on your Apple Watch, check out the following features, pros and cons and how to install it:
First of all, download and install Pokémon Go on your Apple Watch which should also be installed in your iPhone. Then, open the Watch app on your smartphone, scroll down and tap on Pokémon GO to select it. From there, enable “Show App on Apple Watch.” From there on, you will be stimulated to allow notifications on the wearable. After this, all you need to do is just follow the prompts and enable alerts for Nearby Pokémon and PokéStops on your Apple Watch.
The main screen of Pokémon GO will show information such as player name, training level and the egg with the shortest incubation distance to hatch. Several thrilling features, like a new Workout feature accessible from the bottom of the screen, are also available in the Apple Watch Pokémon GO 1.21.2 update.
There is an additional perk for those players who are fitness fans. There is a built-in fitness tracker that will register all workout sessions, logging in details such as total distance walked and calories burned during each session. This aspect of game has the ability of making this app rewarding as well as entertaining.
According to the Pokémon GO team, “Apple Watch is particularly well suited to Pokémon GO as it seamlessly combines gameplay and imagination with getting exercise and exploring the real world.”
In addition to all this, you do not have to keep looking on your iPhone in order to spot Pokémon or Pokéstops since you will receive wrist-tap notifications when you have Pokémon or PokéStops in close vicinity on your Apple Watch. In this way, your iPhone’s battery can be saved without missing out on anything.
However, there is a small drawback as you need your iPhone to capture the Pokémon once you get wrist-tap notifications to inform you when a Pokémon is nearby. So, consider the Pokémon GO Plus accessory if you want to catch Pokémon on your wrist.
Also, in case you want to get notifications on nearby Pokémon or PokéStops, you must enable GPS or location services, which will consume a lot of battery.
As per Niantic, they got a chance to have a look at the wearable in action playing Pokémon Go a few months ago despite the fact that the app was not finished yet and it worked incredibly well. Along with this, a Niantic representative also told Recode that Pokémon Go is still being developed and has not been canceled, adding that they will have more news in the near future. Niantic said it can’t wait to see how many more enjoyable features the final build of Pokémon Go will have on the Apple Watch.
That said, Pokémon GO is officially available as a free download on the App Store.