Pokemon Go for Apple Watch Closing Down

By | 03/06/2019
Pokemon Go for Apple Watch Closing Down

 

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Pokemon Go for Apple Watch is to be closed as Niantic focuses development improvement for Adventure Sync for mobile devices.


It has been confirmed that the massively popular AR game Pokemon Go will be discontinued for Apple’s flagship smartwatch.

Pokemon Go has been a massive success for The Pokemon Company and Niantic since release in 2016.

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However Niantic, the game’s developer has released a statement confirming that the game will soon be no longer available for Apple Watch.

Currently the game is available to connect via Apple Watch from an Apple iPhone, allowing Trainers to use some features of Pokemon Go on the smartwatch which is synced to the full game.

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch incorporated fitness features into the game such as giving people a set walking distance in order to hatch a Pokemon egg as well as alerting when a Pokemon was in the vicinity.

However, in 2018 Niantic launched a new system called Adventure Sync that enabled players to import fitness data from Google Fit and Apple Health on smartphones.

The reason for the closure has been cited as Adventure Sync itself as the way in which it works requires only one device.

Niantic has stated that because Adventure Sync can import fitness data in one device rather than two, then they are to focus on developing Adventure Sync for a better user experience.

So because of their decision to close Pokemon Go for Apple Watch, then the app will no longer be supported after July 1st 2019.

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