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Pokemon Go coming to the Apple Watch, but what about Android Wear?

Apple just announced Pokemon Go is coming to their popular wearable. It seems Android Wear is being left out of the fun, at least for now.

Published onSeptember 7, 2016


Pokemon Go is already incredibly easy to jump into. It works with a ton of phones. You simply whip out the phone, launch the app and start playing. But now it’s getting even easier, at least for Apple Watch users. Yes, Apple just announced Pokemon Go is coming to their popular wearable, and it makes us wonder if and when we might see a similar function come to Android Wear.

In essence, the Pokemon Go watch app is more of an extension to the smartphone app. The Pokemon Go Apple Watch app will display information such as nearby Pokemon, Pokestops and gyms. And you will never miss these again, as the app does support notifications. Furthermore, it will also display how many miles you need to walk before your eggs hatch, and all this info is recorded as a workout. It seems Apple has officially managed to turn Pokemon Go into a workout session! We are not sure when Pokemon Go Apple Watch support will come, but Niantic Labs says it will be “later this year”.

The big question: will this stay exclusive to Apple for long? With Apple also getting first dibs at Mario, it’s clear that Apple has a pretty solid relationship going with Nintendo, but we wouldn’t be too shocked to see if PokeMon Go eventually makes its way to Android Wear as well. There’s just too many Android users out there to ignore, right? What do you think, for those who enjoy PokeMon Go, would you play PokeMon Go on your watch?

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