The wildly popular game Pokemon Go is now available for Apple watch (Pokemon Go watch version). Yes, now you can hatch pokémon eggs on your wrist, the Apple watch version of the game was first announced in September. This allows Apple Watch owners to go exploring and hunting for Pokémon with more convenience, enjoying a number of neat features such as Activity and Fitness Tracking.
Over the past few weeks the developer has launched new in-game events, partnered with Starbucks and Sprint for sponsored pokéstops and gyms, also added some new Creatures.
Here's what you need to know about New features and more
If you're excited to play Pokemon Go on your smartwatch, the process is pretty simple, so you shouldn't have any issues downloading and installing Pokémon Go on your Apple Watch. You need to have the game installed in your iPhone as well. 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."
That's it, when you'll switch this toggle on, you'll be prompted to allow notifications on the wearable. From there on, 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.
The Apple Watch version of Pokémon Go isn’t the full game, so, you can't catch Pokémon with the Apple Watch. You'll get wrist-tap notifications to notify you when a Pokémon is close by, you'll still have to rely on your iPhone to catch it. It's also worth pointing out that if you want to get notifications on nearby Pokémon or PokéStops, you have to enable GPS or location services. The Apple Watch has to update your GPS location constantly to deliver those notifications based on your location.
Here’s what the new app will let you do, according to Niantic:
- Log each play session as a workout, with gameplay counting toward personal activity rings.
- Receive notifications about nearby pokémon.
- Count distance toward hatching pokémon eggs and receiving candy with your buddy pokémon.
- Receive notifications about pokéStops nearby and collect items from them.
- Receive notifications when eggs hatch and medals are awarded.
The Apple watch owners who are Fitness fans and also Pokémon GO players should be happy to know that the built-in fitness tracker will register all workout sessions and logging in details.
"Apple Watch is particularly well suited to Pokémon GO as it seamlessly combines gameplay and imagination with getting exercise and exploring the real world," touts the Pokémon GO team. Another plus is that having Pokémon GO on the Apple Watch means that you no longer have to keep an eye on your iPhone at all times.
Pokémon GO is officially available free on Appstore