pokemon-go-apple-watchAfter dispelling the rumors that Pokemon GO for the Apple had been cancelled, and after hooks for the Apple Watch app had been discovered in a recent Android APK, it looks like the wait is finally over as Niantic has announced that Pokemon GO for the Apple Watch is finally available for download.

According to the announcement, “Apple Watch is particularly well suited to Pokémon GO as it seamlessly combines gameplay and imagination with getting exercise and exploring the real world. You can easily interact with Pokémon GO on Apple Watch, using quick taps to discover nearby Pokémon and collect items from PokéStops.”

Essentially it seems that the Apple Watch version of Pokemon GO is like an enhanced version of the Pokemon GO Plus accessory, so if you don’t have the accessory but own the Apple Watch, we reckon you could save yourself some money. Gamers will still need to rely on their smartphones to capture Pokemon, other otherwise a lot of the functionality can be accessed via the Apple Watch app.

Niantic also adds, “You can log your play sessions through the Apple Watch app as a Workout that will count toward your personal Activity rings, while also counting distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs.” The app should already be live so hit up the app store if you’d like to get your hands on it.

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