Pokémon GO Coming To Android Wear

Following the announcement of Pokémon GO Coming To Apple Watch during the Apple September Event last week, Pokemon GO Hub has revealed that Niantic's popular location-based augmented reality game will also be coming to Google-based smartwatches.

According to Pokemon GO Hub, the team has de-compiled and data mined the latest Android build of Pokémon GO (v0.37.0) and have found that:

  • Android app contains a whole new pokemongoplus project referencing Pokemon GO implementation on Android Wear
  • The code implementation is marked as complete and release ready
  • Android Watch will also use Bluetooth to communicate with your Android Smartphone
  • The communication between the smartphone app and your Android watch is encrypted (AES)
  • Pokemon GO Plus works in the background – it is not required to keep the smartphone app opened while playing on the watch
  • A variety of Android Wear devices smart watches are supported – the code scans for watch characteristics and adapts accordingly
  • Some Android Wear devices work with iOS also. The data mined implementation suggest you’ll be able to use an Android smartwatch and pair it with iOS
Pokémon GO for Android Wear smartwatches is expected to be released later this year alongside the Apple Watch edition.