The wearable 'Pokemon Go' device is coming next week

Gear up, Pokémon Go players. The wearable device that will allow you to play the game is coming next week.

Niantic announced on Wednesday that the wearable device, known as Pokémon Go Plus, will be available on Sept. 16. According to the site, the device “connects to your phone over Bluetooth Smart, allowing you to keep your phone in your pocket and go about your day-to-day activities while still being able to collect valuable resources and capture even the most elusive Pokémon.”

>> Read more trending stories

They added that when you pass a PokéStop, the device will vibrate and light up — alerting you of its location. You will also get vibration alerts about nearby Pokémon, the sitereports.

Nerdist reports the device will retail for $34.99 and is compatible with iOS and Android versions of the game. The Verge added that the game has been downloaded more than 500 million times since its launch this summer with over 4.6 billion kilometers being walked while playing the game. The site added that Apple is bringing the game to the Apple Watch with a scheduled release of later this year.

If you’re looking for the hot spots in Palm Beach County, check out the Post’s guide to finding the best places to catch Pokémon.

Read more at Ninatic.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X