If you are of the many Pokemon GO (Free) players waiting for the Pokemon GO Plus to release at the end of this month, I have some bad news for you. According to a tweet by Nintendo of America, Pokemon GO Plus will release September 2016 instead of the end of July, which is a bummer for many. If you don’t know what the Pokemon GO Plus is, it’s a small device that lets you play Pokemon GO while walking around without having to keep looking at your phone. The device connects to your phone via Bluetooth low energy and notifies you for any in-game events. For instance, it allows you to search a Pokestop for items by pressing the button and can even use the device to add those items to your inventory.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 27, 2016
The device also notifies you when a Pokemon appears nearby. When one of those Pokemon pops up around you, the device vibrates and lights up. When it comes to actually capturing Pokemon, you can use the button on the device to throw a Poke ball – but only if you’ve caught that specific Pokemon before. If you manage to catch it, the device will flash and vibrate. So, as you can guess, Pokemon GO Plus will be a good way to play the game while both saving battery on your phone and avoiding getting run over. So, a bit more patience – which is a necessary virtue when it comes to playing Pokemon GO anyway.