After a bit of a delay from the initial launch date, Nintendo’s Pokémon Go wrist accessory, the “Pokémon Go Plus” will be releasing worldwide on 16th of September. The wearable device will alert you when Pokémon are nearby and allow you to catch them without opening the app on your mobile. The official Pokémon Go website states that the app will be released in “most counties” on the release date, and will release in certain South American territories “later in the year”.

Human arm sold separately.

Human arm sold separately.

Pokémon Go Plus will connect remotely to your mobile device via Bluetooth Smart to be used in association with the game. It will alert the player to wild Pokémon as well as Pokéstops, also allowing you to catch the Pokémon by pressing a button on the device. There is an unfortunate list of what the device doesn’t do, though. It will not allow you to hatch eggs or track your steps without the app being open on your phone, meaning it won’t save battery life. You can also only catch Pokémon that you have caught before. It will also not alert you to Pokémon attracted by using incense.

You can use the wrist peripheral with the following specs.

iOS 8 – 9
Compatible with: iPhone® 5/5c/5s/SE/6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus
Android 4.4 – 6.0
Compatible with: Android 4.4 or higher that have Bluetooth® Smart (Bluetooth v4.0 or higher) capability and RAM2GB or more.

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