In the midst of announcing the launch of Pokemon GO for the Apple Watch during this morning’s iPhone 7 reveal, Niantic CEO John Hanke also dropped a neat statistic: Pokemon GO has been downloaded more than 500 million times.
The figure was also coupled by another cool statistic: since the game’s launch, Pokemon GO trainers have walked more than 4.6 billion kilometers, a figure which will undoubtedly soar when people are able to play the game on their smart watches.
This was all revealed during an announcement for Pokemon GO on Apple Watch. It’s worth noting that you won’t be able to catch Pokemon with your Apple Watch, however — you’ll still have to pull out your phone to toss your Pokeballs.
You’ll still get some haptic feedback whenever you come near a Pokestop, however, with a simple swipe of the watch allowing you to pick up items. You’ll also have to use your phone if you want to interact with gyms.