1. Aushoj's Avatar
    I’d like to gauge how many would pay 35$ for a smart watch app.

    I’d also like to know how many would buy a new 300 dollar smartwatch because of a Pokémon companion app.

    I know if Samsung were to make an app for the GearS2, that functions the same as the Pokémon go plus wearable and I will pay Samsung the $35 dollars.

    I think Samsung needs go find Niantic and with a dump truck of money and crawl on their belly and beg for the license to make this app. Give them 90% of the sales and don’t ask for exclusivity then say thank you when they let you make this app.

    Then get a large army of programmers to work around the clock to release the app two days after the official Pokémon Go plus wearable sells out. (Don’t worry about it working perfectly, PG trainers will play with software that crashes)(or power optimization)(the app could kill the battery in the watch in 2hrs and people would still use/buy it)
    The Pokémon Go plus wearable was not produced in the amount demanded. The gear s2 Pokémon Go app will also sell out the existing stock of smart watches.

    Eventually, they can update the app for other neat things like being able to see the Pokéstop and swiping it. Or display the list of nearby Pokémon or use the bezel to look around your trainer.

    So yeah take my money! or nah?

    Or what are your ideas on how a companion app for a smart watch should work?
    07-15-2016 09:49 AM
  2. tlaswell's Avatar
    Not $35, $5-10 maybe. Problem is that the game probably needs to be running in your pocket. Not going to work with my phone. Probably won't work with my Pebble either.

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    07-15-2016 09:56 AM
  3. TTownJoe's Avatar
    I came to this forum looking for this hoping there was already something, or at least something in the works. Ideally it would be a simple app, not actually running Go on your watch, which is expecting way too much. Require Pokemon Go to be running on the phone, keeps the screen on but at the lowest screen brightness setting, maybe even making the screen black. And the only thing the watch app does (preferably Android Wear vs Samsung Gear, but probably iWatch first ugh) is vibrate when your phone vibrates when there is a Pokemon in range.

    That's it.

    And for that at most I'd pay $5, but that's a tad extreme.
    08-17-2016 03:35 PM
  4. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Agreed.
    The bracelet will only work for pokemon that you already have.
    I would like to have my phone run the app in the background and have my pebble buzz when a pokemon is nearby. All it would be is a notification, but probably not in the cards as they want you to spend the 35.00 for their bracelet.
    08-20-2016 02:25 PM
  5. BasPilot's Avatar
    There isn't anything FOR my smartwatch (that is app stuff) that I would pay 35 dollars for. The only thing I would even think about putting on my watch for this is something to help keep track of steps for egg hatching. It's just not worth anything else. Playing on a watch would really stink.

    So my opinion.. 2 buck would seem extreme, but I'll do anything for 99 cents it seems. I'm a cheap date... sue me.
    08-22-2016 02:48 PM
  6. Slow_S10's Avatar
    The sad part is that there was an app like that available for a while, however Niantic considered it cheating and the app was pulled from the play store. However while I had it, it worked great, and it did exactly what you are talking about. It just popped up a notification on my Moto 360 watch whenever there was a Pokémon nearby, then I could pull out my phone and catch it or just swipe the notification away. However it worked great and barely touched my battery life.

    For what its worth I think you can still download the APK for that app directly from their site. But if you use your account to log into it, that will probably get your account banned, so use it at your own discretion. The app was called PokéDetector.
    08-29-2016 09:08 AM

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