Nintendo announced the release date for Pokemon Go Plus watches. These watches will enable the players to play most of the functionalities of the game without having to open their phones. One of the biggest drawbacks of Pokemon GO is the amount of battery life that is consumed by the phone. Divesting some functionalities to the POkemon go plus watch definitely is a right step towards making the game less battery intensive.
The device retails for $34.99, but may be well worth the asking price for Pokemon GO enthusiasts. It allows players to collect items from PokeStops simply by pressing a button on the watch, which should make it easier for people to collect Pokeballs, potions, and more when out and about. Likewise, it’s also possible to capture Pokemon with Pokemon GO Plus by pressing the button when the watch lights up and vibrates, but it remains to be seen how effective this will be.
Another positive for the device is the fact that players would not need to continuously stare at the phone 24*7. They can get notifications either by vibration or lights on the go. This would hopefully result in lesser number of accidents for the players playing the game.