Android Wear support for Pokemon GO might come very soon

Android Wear support for Pokemon GO might come very soon

The newest Pokemon GO update did not just add a fresh Buddy system, but it also prepared the application for the upcoming Pokemon GO Plus companion accessory, which is supposed to be released in selected markets on September 16.

But there are other under the hood changes in the latest update, which Niantic did not make official since the developer wishes to maintain the hype around its Pokemon GO app as long as possible.

The folks over at Pokemon GO Hub managed to decompile and data mine the newest Pokemon GO version for devices and uncovered some interesting new features that haven't been announced by Niantic yet.

The most important is the fact that Pokemon GO will soon receive Android Wear support, aside from the Pokemon GO Plus companion accessory that will be available as well.

The data mine also revealed that an Android Watch will use Bluetooth to communicate with the Android smartphones. Also, the communication will be encrypted using AES method.

Furthermore, Pokemon GO Plus will work in the background, which means that users won't have to keep the smartphone application opened while playing on the watch.

It's also worth mentioning that Pokemon GO will be compatible with a range of Android Wear devices, as the application will scan the watch's hardware configuration and will adapt accordingly.

Last but not least, it appears that Android Wear devices will work with iOS as well, which means that Pokemon GO players will be able to use an Android smartwatch and pair it with iOS.

Android Wear support for Pokemon GO is tagged as fully functional in the application's code, so the only thing that remains for Niantic is to announce and enable it.

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3 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1765; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

As with all the other trends, it's dying down and only the people that invested a lot of their time and effort will remain. Angry birds, Flappy Birds and most of the other viral games of back in the day are barely heard of any more. That new Mario game looks awesome though, come on Nintendo hurry up!

3. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Totally agree, about both paragraphs.

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I knew this was coming.

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