For people who don't own an Apple Watch
After a long wait, Nintendo is finally ready to ship its Pokémon Go peripheral to the masses. Pokémon Go Plus goes on sale September 16.
Pokémon Go players are getting a lot of options for more efficient play.
Apple yesterday announced a thorough integrated Pokémon Go experience for the Apple Watch. But if you don't want to pay $269 or more just to know when you come across another Magikarp, there's another option: Pokémon Go Plus:
Explore the world and capture Pokémon without looking at your phone! The Pokémon GO Plus accessory will be available 9/16! For details: http://Ninten.do/6189BfYULPosted by Nintendo on Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Explore the world and capture Pokémon without looking at your phone! The Pokémon GO Plus accessory will be available 9/16! For details: http://Ninten.do/6189BfYUL
The band will alert you when you're near important things (Pokéstops, wild Pokémon).
You'll have to take your phone out more often, but for $35 it's possibly worth the extra motions. If you're one of the 60 percent of the Pokémon Go audience still playing, that is.