Pokémon Go Plus wearable release delayed

Manny Pham
July 27, 2016

Nintendo has confirmed the Pokémon Go Plus wearable will be delayed until September, to the anguish of aspiring Pokémon trainers. 

Originally the coveted wearable was down for a release on July 27th for the UK and US. Nintendo of Europe and America confirmed through Twitter, the delay will be until September, with a day not specified. Nintendo of Europe tweeted:

Pokémon Go Plus will be a major plus

If you’re constantly playing Pokémon Gothis wearable could really make a difference. Pokémon Go needs to be constantly on to detect Pokémon. The wearable will detect Pokémon and flash an LED signal, prompting players to switch on their phones and get catching.

Pokémon Go while being a social phenomenon, has turned millions into “that guy,” glued to their phones and not watching where they’re going. Despite trip hazards, oncoming traffic and random attacks from a flock of angry Spearows.

The wearable will sync to smartphones via Bluetooth on both Android and iOS. It will be compatible with the iPhone 5/5C/5S/SE/6/6S/6 Plus/6S Plus, running iOS 8 – 9.

Unfortunately for Android lovers, work to get the wearable compatible with Android is still under way.

You can grab the Pokémon Go Plus for £34.99 with free delivery in the UK. However it’s currently “out of stock” on Nintendo’s official store and “unavailable” with retailers like Amazon.

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