Only buy if you're concerned with using "Official" Nintendo accessories. Otherwise, buy "Pokemon Go-tcha" instead.
Pokemon Go Plus is a companion accessory for the hit mobile game Pokemon Go. Included in the box is a half-dollar sized Pokeball shaped bluetooth device with a plastic clip for a back, and a wrist band you can attach the device to if you'd prefer to wear it like a watch. I don't.
Included inside the device is a fully charged watch battery, but a tiny screwdriver to remove the back and spare batteries are sold separately.
When functioning correctly, the PoGo+ will alert you by vibrating and lighting up when there are nearby Pokemon or Pokestops in PoGo, and let you attempt to throw *ONE* Pokeball at new encounters. One. And ONLY Pokeballs, so don't discard them thinking the device will attempt to use Great or Ultra balls, because it won't.
The device prefers Pokemon to Pokestops, in other words, if both are in range, it will go through ALL the pokemon in range before it will attempt to spin the Pokestop. If you're attempting to fully clear a densely populated area downtown, you'll likely still need to have your phone out to hit Pokestops while the device attempts to catch Pokemon for you.
The device requires resyncing to your phone or tablet every hour. I don't know why. None of my other bluetooth accessories do this, it must be a function of the device or the PoGo itself.
That all being said, it's better than no help at all, especially in densely populated areas or when out for a jog. However, if you're not concerned with using OEM Nintendo parts, there is a better option.
Search for an item called Pokemon Go-tcha. It's off brand, but it's much more stylish, feels sturdier and higher quality, *charges via USB*, **COSTS LESS**, and ***AUTOMATICALLY CATCHES POKEMON AND SPINS POKESTOPS***
I'm not getting paid to say this, but I recognize a superior product when I see one. The game and the technology have been out for long enough that now you can do better than the Pokemon Go Plus.Read full review
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