Get Pokemon GO Alerts On Your Phone So You Can Walk Around Like A Human Being

I own a smartwatch. It's...somewhere around here, gathering dust, because it's useless when I've already got my phone in my pocket. That said, if anything in July 2016 is going to convince me to try using it again, it's Pokemon GO.

There's an app on the Play Store called PokeDetector, which pairs an Android Wear smartwatch with ` game to give you a heads-up when you're near a Pokemon.

Basically, it's a casual alert system which means you can keep the game running in your pocket and be notified on your wrist, instead of walking around the streets with your face buried in your phone screen.

Note that the app uses unofficial Pokemon GO code, so there's a chance your account could get banned if it's ever picked up. To get around this, the developer recommends you sign into PokeDetector using a dummy/secondary account while playing the game itself on your primary one; you'll get the same Pokemon spawning around you anyway, so it doesn't really matter.

It's also got a map mode if you want to see what's outside your immediate zone.


Comments

    All I want is the Pokemon Go Plus accessory, in app form for smartwatches - WatchOS, Android Wear and Tizen (Samsung) - it really can't be that hard. They can charge for it (anywhere up to the cost of the accessory is reasonable) and everybody wins.

    This is great though, just frustrating that as usual, it takes 3rd parties to get basic features right.

    Is it as useful an app as pokevision?

    I'm not playing? participating? in Pokemon GO, but I gotta say that so far, this is the only thing that would make buying a smartwatch worthwhile.

    Pokemon Go compatibility on smart watches will be a good way to get them sold!

    Downloaded and installed the app, and it doesnt seem to be finding anything. Not sure if its just broken atm

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