Are you tired about hearing about Pokemon Go? Well, you're about to hear of it even more. The team at Niantic Labs, the company responsible for the game's creation, intends to release a wearable around the game, called Pokemon GO Plus on September 16th (for those of you that aren't good at keeping track of days, the release date is today).
The Pokemon GO Plus wearable is similar to the Pokemon GO smartwatches that sellers were trying to cash in on at eBay just a few months ago, One seller said he'd send the watch as soon as he got it, and with the device going on sale worldwide today, someone is in line for a treat (that is, assuming the seller's 100% approval rating is legitimate).
Some question the need of the Pokemon GO Plus, but the Niantic team says that it's designed to 1) help users avoid taking their phones out of their pockets all the time while out and about and 2) to notify you in an immediate way when a Pokemon is near:
As you pass by a PokeStop, Pokemon GO Plus will vibrate and light up and alert you to the location. You'll even be able to collect new items just by clicking the Pokemon GO Plus. If there's nearby Pokemon hiding in your area you'll be alerted with lights and vibrations; catch the Pokemon with a button on Pokemon GO Plus and then continue on your way (later, you can check your Journal to see which Pokemon you've just caught).
Niantic says that the Pokemon GO Plus wearable will be available in most countries today and a few South American territories later in the year. Hopefully, you'll pick one up in your quest to "catch 'em all," or you can just wait for Pokemon Go to arrive on the Apple Watch.