Pokémon Go Plus – a small wearable device, that lets players interact with the monster-catching augmented reality hit without the use of their phone – will launch in New Zealand on September 16.
Here’s the rundown, from an official press release:
Compatible with both iOS and Android, Pokémon GO Plus connects to smartphones via Bluetooth low energy and notifies players about nearby Pokémon and PokéStops. When a Pokémon is near, the device will vibrate and its LED will flash green. Players can press the button on the device once close to throw a Poké Ball. A successful catch will result in the device flashing and vibrating.
The device will also blink and vibrate when you’re near a PokeStop, letting you get your goodies with a simple tap of a button on the device.
The peripheral is set to cost $35 USD, according to Polygon. We’ll update this story when New Zealand pricing becomes available.