The 'Pokemon Go' Game Integrates Mobile and Wearable Technology

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 17, 2016
References: forbes & fuse
At this year's E3 conference, Nintendo released some new developments on its Pokémon Go game.

This augmented reality game challenges players to virtually catch Pokémon in real life using their smartphone and an optional wearable device. With the wristband, when a Pokémon is detected nearby, the LED lights on the band will blink in the color green to signal that a user should press on the Pokéball to try and capture the creature. While use of the wearable is not necessary since it is sold separately, it does allow players to cut down on the use of their smartphone screens.

Once a Pokémon has been successfully captured, players will be able to level up the anime monsters and engage in battles to take over local gyms.