About the Plus device

The Pokémon Go Plus is a Bluetooth Low Energy wearable device, developed by Nintendo’s Platform Technology Development division, that allows players to perform certain actions in the game without looking at their smart device.When a player is near a Pokémon or PokéStop, the Plus vibrates.The player can then press the button to capture the Pokémon or receive items from the PokéStop; the player cannot check what they have received until the next time they sign into the app on their mobile device.The design consists of a Poké Ball and the shape of the Google Maps pin. The decision to create the device rather than create a smartwatch app was to increase uptake among players for whom a smartwatch is prohibitively expensive. It was released in the United Kingdom and North America on September 16, 2016.

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