After three long months, you can now download the monster-stalking smash hit game Pokemon Go for your Apple Watch — and stop staring at your phone like a hawk whenever you’re out walking the road.
It’s not a full version of the Pokemon Go game. To actually catch Pokemon, you’ll still need your phone. The Apple Watch version is more of a companion app that tracks your steps (they’ll even count towards your Apple Watch fitness goals), helps you stock up on Pokemon-catching items, and sends notifications to your wrist when there’s a Pokemon nearby.
It’s a shame the game still makes you pull out the phone — to avoid that, you may still need to find the (somewhat buggy) $35 Pokemon Go Plus wearable.
Here’s the full list of features, according to an official blog post from the game’s creators:
- 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
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