Pokémon Go is now available on Apple Watch, giving the gadget yet another edge over the regular time-telling watch.
Well, it isn’t exactly the full game (playing it on such a tiny screen would be terrible for the eyes), but instead it connects to the mobile game and lets you perform certain in-game activities without having to whip out your phone. You can’t actually catch Pokémon with your watch, but you can collect items from PokéStops and see nearby monsters with a simple tap. Other features include the following:
- 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 app’s developers hope that this will renew interest in the game, which peaked in the latter half of the summer but tailed off badly soon after.
Pokémon Go is also adding 100 new monsters and various other features to keep people interested.