Nintendo has confirmed that the delayed Pokémon GO Plus will be arriving in stores on September 16th.
The device - which connects to your phone via a low-energy Bluetooth link and allows you to plunder Pokéstops and catch monsters in Pokémon GO without having to pull your handset out of your pocket - was expected to arrive at the end of July, but Nintendo pushed the release back in order to optimise the way the accessory works with the app itself.
Here's some PR:
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 Pokémon GO Plus will also blink and vibrate whenever in range of a PokéStop, allowing players to receive items with a simple tap of the Pokémon GO Plus button. Pokémon GO Plus can also be used while Pokémon GO is running in the background on smartphones.
To use the Pokémon GO Plus device with the Pokémon GO app, by Niantic Inc, an app update is required.
Still interested? Pokémon GO Plus is compatible with the following operating systems and phones:
Compatible OS versions: iOS 8 - 9
Compatible with: iPhone® 5/5c/5s/SE/6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus
Compatible OS versions: Android 4.4 - 6.0
Compatible with: Android 4.4 or higher that have Bluetooth® Smart（Bluetooth v4.0 or higher) capability and RAM 2GB or more.
Demand for the device is high - pre-orders were selling for over $100 on eBay a while back - so expect the unit to be hard to find later this month.