Back at Apple’s ‘Hello World’ event in September, Niantic and Apple revealed that the Pokemon Go game or at least a version of it will be making its way to the Apple Watch.
It’s not a full version of the game, as it simply connects to the mobile version of the game, allowing you to get notified about events, without having to look at your phone, while allowing you to complete certain tasks right from the Apple Watch.
Sadly, you won’t be able to catch Pokemon from your watch, however, it will allow you to see nearby Pokemon from your watch and you will also be able to spin Pokestops.
Here’s what Niantic say you can do with it.
- 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 version of the game will be available to download today from the iTunes App Store.