Niantic Labs, the Pokemon Go game developer company is quietly ending the support for Apple Watch smartwatch devices.
In the supporting documents on the Pokemon Go website, Niantic said it would end Apple Watch game support on July 1.
On that date, Pokemon Go players can no longer connect the game to their Apple Watch.
Why Discontinuing Pokemon Go Apple Watch Support?
Apple Insider reported, the reason Niantic stopped supporting is that the company wanted to focus on building Adventure Sync so Trainers no longer had to share their gameplay between two devices.
To use Adventure Sync, players must synchronize their fitness application with the game. They must use the fitness application installed on the cellphone and do not need different tracking devices like Apple Watch.
Since Niantic launched Apple Watch support for Pokemon Go in December 2016, it allows smartwatch owners to combine fitness tracking capabilities that can be used on mobile games to be used with their step requirements.
In addition, Apple Watch can display players when they are near PokeStop or Pokemon, when they have received a new medal, and when the egg has hatched.
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Although it’s quite convenient for individuals who already have an Apple Watch, players still need to open the game on their cellphones to catch Pokemon.
Now, with the addition of Adventure Sync to Pokemon Go, Apple Watch’s remote tracking capabilities have become redundant. This game can now pull activity data directly from Apple Health on iOS and Google Fit on Android.
Niantic explained this on his support website, where it is said that one mobile device can now produce Candy Buddy, track their steps, and incubate pokemon eggs.