'Pokémon GO' Latest Update: Niantic Will Still Continue To Develop A 'Pokémon Go' App For The Apple Watch; The App Will Be Better Than The Pokemon Go Plus Accessory

By Ceage Sotto , Updated Dec 18, 2016 06:48 AM EST

Reports that "Pokemon Go" has scrapped plans for an Apple Watch App is not true. Niantic has announced that it still is collaborating with Apple for a future app.

"Pokemon Go" Apple Watch App Will Help Players See Vital Information Better Than "Pokemon Go Plus"

A previous report from 9to5Mac has allegedly divulged that Niantic has scrapped the plans. The plans, according to the source close to Niantic, insiders have revealed that the company has ceased to develop a "Pokemon Go" app for Apple Watch.

The whole concept of the app is to integrate iPhone users with actual data using the smartwatch. The Apple Watch display critical pieces of information including distances and XP levels. It will also show the possible location of nearby Pokemon. It will send alerts to "Pokemon Go" players, but they'll have to use their iPhone to capture one. It will be a better interface to the popular Pokemon Go Plus.

As with what you can do with the smartwatch, Niantic revealed that you'll be able to do a lot of things. Players will be able to collect items from PokeStops and see your collected medals. You'll also be able to see your Pokemon eggs hatch from the Apple Watch itself.

Niantic Is Busy Denying The Latest "Pokemon Go" Update On Social Media

Previous announcements have scheduled the launch this year. Undisclosed problems and the waning sale of smartwatches have contributed to delays. It is possible that the "Pokemon Go" Apple Watch app will be out in 2017.

In a post by Mac Rumors, the "Pokemon Go" updated Twitter handle has tweeted that the game will be coming out soon. Niantic has also denied that that current reports of the cancellation are not true. The company behind "Pokemon Go" has been busy in denying the news on social media platforms.

The new update has brought relief for hardcore "Pokemon Go" enthusiast. The Apple Watch app will bring big elements that will improve the game's user interface.

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