If you are still playing Pokémon GO, and the current Halloween event is a great time to jump back in, then there is a new benefit coming to the title.
Niantic, the developer behind the popular augmented reality game has just announced what it calls “Adventure Sync”. This will use Apple’s Health app (and Google Fit on Android devices) to help track your walking distances even when the mobile game isn’t running on your phone. That tracked information means the game will earn you Candy and even hatch your Pokémon eggs, even if you aren’t actively playing the title.
“Plus, Adventure Sync will deliver a weekly summary, where you can see your Incubator and Candy progress as well as important activity statistics. Check in via your Trainer Profile to see the number of kilometers recorded for the week. Earn rewards each week for each milestone you cross, and receive push notifications when your Buddy Pokémon has found a Candy or when an Egg is about to hatch!”
Adventure Sync is an opt-in situation, so you’ll need to do that if you want to use the feature. But, according to Niantic, the feature is live now, so if you’re an active Pokémon GO player and want some help hatching eggs and collecting Candy, Adventure Sync looks like a nice way to do that. Plus, it will help you close those Apple Watch rings, and that’s always a good thing.
Adventure Sync really does sound like a nice addition, especially considering it’s available on iOS and Android right away. Niantic has always seen the benefit of having to go out and find those digital pocket monsters, and the health benefits therein of being out in the world and active, so actually tying the game directly into health apps makes a lot of sense.[via Niantic]