Pokemon Go Plus, the wearable tech made to enhance your Pokemon Go gaming experience, seemed like a cash grab from the game developer Niantic when it was first introduced, well it looks like it is going to be a major hit as stocks are already low and won’t replenish until next month.
The biggest question is; do you really need to buy a wristband that only serves as an accessory to the main Pokemon Go app? Well here is our verdict:
This gadget has a teardrop-shaped with a transparent button which flashes different colors depending on what it has detected from the main game. Basically, it alerts you to various Pokestops, gyms, and wild Pokemon.
The material of the device is made from plastic, which is a bit of a bummer when you are a 35-year-old man. Let us be honest, you will definitely look like a five-year-old who bought a 5-dollar watch at a toy store.
Good news is that it has a nifty clip on the back which lets you put it on your belt or breast pocket.
Attaching it to the included wristband seem like it would be a breeze. But truth be told it was a real bummer. You will need a screwdriver (yep that’s right) to uncork the mounting screw before attaching your wristband to it and screwing it back again. Who knew you will need some McGyver skills when you buy a 35-dollar toy.
One great about this gadget is it looks pretty sturdy. It does not look like it would fall off easily while still feeling comfortable to wear.
Surprisingly, Pokemon Go Plus actually works wonders when you are an avid Pokemon Go player. You can connect it to your iOs or android device via Bluetooth, tap the button on your device and you are good to go.
The button changes color depending on what the app wants to tell you. It goes green for previously caught Pokemon, yellow for new Pokemon, and blue for Pokestop.
Pressing the button from these notifications triggers different responses. If it is a Pokestop it will let you grab all the items, if it is a Pokemon then you can attempt to catch it. A multicolored flashing will tell you that you have successfully caught the Pokemon while a red light will tell you it has failed to catch it.
The only downside is that there is no way to re-catch a Pokemon that got away. So I suggest you whip up that phone for those yellow alerts.
It also has other features such as step tracking for egg hatching and buddy training.
At 35 dollars this little device seems a bit too much for something that looks like a child’s toy. But if you are an avid player of Pokemon Go, then this gadget can really enhance your gaming experience quite nicely. Plus, not having to look at your phone while you walk around would really make your catching quite convenient.
Additionally, wearing this gadget will definitely up your nerd cred up. Pokemon Go Plus is definitely quite impressive.