One to watch

Apple made quite a splash the other week when it revealed that its Apple Watch wearable will be getting a special version of Pokémon GO. Many assumed that this new app would be exclusive to Apple devices, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, has revealed in an interview with TechCrunch Disrupt SF that it's "pretty likely" that the app will also come to Android Wear, Google's own wearable standard.

He said:

Our whole mission as a company is to evangelize this whole concept of playing games outside, real world games. Apple Watch we think is a great vehicle for that.

As other devices come on the market – if those are Android Wear devices or if they are devices from other quadrants that are interesting for gameplay and mobility, and being active – we'll look into supporting those, too.

When asked directly if Pokémon GO would come to Android Wear, Hanke replied:

I think it's pretty likely, yeah.

Apple Watch and Android Wear aren't the only wearable options for Pokémon GO fans - this week sees the long-awaited release of the Pokémon GO Plus, a device which can be worn on your wrist or clipped to your jacket and allows you to catch Pokémon and pillage Pokéstops without removing your phone from your pocket.

[via techcrunch.com]