Niantic is discontinuing support for Pokémon Go on the Apple Watch

Niantic, Inc, has announced that it is discontinuing support for Apple Watch in its Pokemon Go game. Currently, the Apple Watch companion app tracks your steps and sends that data to the game. However, after July 1, 2019, players will no longer be able to connect their Apple Watches to the iPhone Pokemon Go app.

The company says that the decision is because of the launch of Adventure Sync in October 2018. "Because Adventure Sync allows Trainers the option of tracking their steps... in one mobile device instead of two separate devices, we wanted to focus on building Adventure Sync," Niantic said in a statement on its website, "so that Trainers will no longer have to split their gameplay between two devices."

Pokemon Go with Adventure Sync will continue to track walking but will do so using solely the iPhone. "Trainers can use Adventure Sync to track their distance by syncing their fitness apps in their phones," continues the company, "which does not require devices such as Apple Watches."