While the rest of the world waits for the arrival of the Pokémon GO Plus device, those who own an Android Wear smartwatch can now keep their phones in their pockets while they hunt for Pokémon out and about.
A new smartwatch app called PokéDetector has been released which tracks any nearby monsters and sends you alerts. These notifications appear on your phone's home screen and - if you have one - on your Android Wear watch, which means you can keep your phone in your pocket like a normal person until you're close to the monster you want to catch. The app even shows a map on your phone allowing you to pinpoint the precise location with more accuracy.
You can configure the app to ignore certain monsters so you're not constantly bugged by alerts for Weedles, although that particular feature requires you to upgrade to the premium version. It's also worth noting that the app is totally unofficial and Google may shut it down at any time.
The developer also recommends that you use a "dummy" Google account, just to be safe:
This app needs to log in to a Google account that's registered with Pokemon Go. I highly recommend registering for Pokemon Go with a backup account, and using that for this application. This application is using an unofficial Pokemon Go API, and while many other applications also use this API, it's always better to be safe than sorry
Even so, it's a pretty useful app that has already helped us to bag some desirable Pokémon. If you've downloaded it then let us know your thoughts.