Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have announced that Pokémon GO Plus will be available in much of the world next week.
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.
It allows 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 Pokémon.
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.
“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,” The Pokémon Company said.
Pokémon GO Plus will be available on 16 September in most countries, and later in the year in a few South American territories.