Pokemon Go Coming to Apple Watch

Pokemon Go on Apple Watch will let you keep track of nearby Pokemon, collect items, and hatch eggs.

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As part of Apple's livestreamed event today, Pokemon Go for Apple Watch was revealed. Its announcement was followed by a staged demo, which showed what the app will be capable of on the smart watch.

Apple Watch can display several pieces of information, including how far you need to walk to hatch eggs and how much more XP you need to get to the next level. It also shows nearby Pokemon, but if one of them appears, you need to take your iPhone out to capture it.

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There are things you can do directly on the watch, though. You can collect items from PokeStops, see your earned medals, and watch your eggs hatch. Additionally, the app keeps track of your distance walked and calories burned. It's set to release by the end of the year.

Additionally, Niantic CEO John Hanke announced that Pokemon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times around the world, and players have walked more than 4.6 billion kilometers. The Pokemon Go wearable band, which was supposed to release in July, launches later this month.

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