“Apple Watch has changed what people expect from a watch,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage in San Francisco today. So what can we expect for the future of Apple Watch? Pikachu, first of all.
Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating office, says watchOS 3 is a dramatic improvement, with expressive messaging, activity sharing, and new apps, such as Pokémon Go.
The Go app for Watch allows users to check into PokéStops, hatch eggs, and see when wild Pokémon appear—but you’ll need to actually open your iPhone to catch them.
John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, the developer of Go, says the game has been downloaded 500 million times and walked a combined 4.6 billion kilometers.
The Go app for Apple Watch will be released before the end of 2016, Hanke said.