Since the delay of the Pokémon GO Plus device, we’ve been wondering when the Pokémon GO compatible device would release and now thanks to a new update by Niantic, we know it will be the 16th of September for most countries around the globe. (Sorry South American countries, you will not be among the countries that see the relaase of the Pokémon GO Plus this month, but you will get it later on in the year.) Here is the official announcement with all the details:
Pokémon GO Plus, JUST AROUND THE CORNER!:
(7th of September, 2016)
“It’s almost here! Nintendo and The Pokémon Company just announced that Pokémon GO Plus will be available in much of the world next week, on Sept. 16.
Pokémon GO Plus is a companion device that connects to your phone over Bluetooth® Smart (the Bluetooth low energy connection designed for health and fitness applications), allowing you to keep your phone in your pocket and go about your day-to-day activities while still being able to collect valuable resources and capture even the most elusive Pokémon. We’ve been testing it here at Niantic and we love the way it allows you to blend Pokémon GO even more seamlessly into family and fitness activities. Now you’ll be able to play and enjoy your walk, run, hike, park trips or visits to the library without having to look at your screen all the time.
As you pass by a PokéStop, Pokémon 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 Pokémon GO Plus. If there’s nearby Pokémon hiding in your area you’ll be alerted with lights and vibrations; catch the Pokémon with a button on Pokémon GO Plus and then continue on your way (later, you can check your Journal to see which Pokémon you’ve just caught.)
Pokémon GO Plus will be available on September 16, 2016 in most countries and later in the year in a few South American territories.
The Niantic Team”