Android users do not fret: Pokémon GO is coming to Android Wear

It seems as though Pokémon GO will not only be coming to Apple Watch, but also Android Wear.

Pokémon GO get a Galaxy!

Pokémon GO get a Galaxy!

The news comes from PokémonGOHub, where they have datamined the latest Android version and found some very interesting new details:

  • Android app contains a whole new pokemongoplus project referencing Pokemon GO implementation on Android Wear
  • The code implementation is marked as complete and release ready
  • Android Watch will also use Bluetooth to communicate with your Android Smartphone
  • The communication between the smartphone app and your Android watch is encrypted(AES)
  • Pokemon GO Plus works in the background – it is not required to keep the smartphone app opened while playing on the watch
  • A variety of Android Wear devices smart watches are supported – the code scans for watch characteristics and adapts accordingly
  • Some Android Wear devices work with iOS also. The data mined implementation suggest you’ll be able to use an Android smartwatch and pair it with iOS
This is some interesting and exciting news for any Android users who felt left out, but surely Niantic was not going to limit themselves to Apple. Being a part of the Apple event provided Niantic and PoGO with great publicity, as well as giving Apple a bit more interest from gaming sites, who generally leave Apple alone, relative to PC.
The most interesting detail will be how Android smartwatches with iOS will work.

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