Originally scheduled to release alongside Pokémon Go in July, Pokémon Go Plus is now confirmed to hit markets worldwide on September 16.
Pokémon Go Plus is a wearable accessory that allows hunters to catch Pokémon but without the need to constantly look at their smartphones. The companion device connects to your phone using Bluetooth Smart and then proceeds to provide constant alerts about nearby Pokémon or PokéStops. When you finally come across a critter worth catching, all you need to do is press a button on the wearable device.
According to Niantic Labs, Pokémon Go Plus will launch “in most countries” on the aforementioned date and will be available in select South American territories “later in the year”. It’s worth speculating that availability of the device will most probably depend on how fast each stock is replenished. With millions of Pokémon Go crazed fans in the wild, you can be sure that Pokémon Go Plus will sell out incredibly fast.
Pokémon Go Plus will set you back $34.99 and can be worn on either your wrist using the band or on your clothes as a pin. The device is compatible with both Android and iOS versions of Pokémon Go.
During Apple’s livestreamd event yesterday, Niantic Labs announced that it is also working on a Pokémon Go version for the Apple Watch. While no details were given, fans were promised that the Apple Watch version will also function as a Pokémon Go Plus device.