In an upcoming update, popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go will gain support for the Apple Health app, developer Niantic announced today.

Adventure Sync, a new feature, will use walking distances pulled from Apple Health to let you earn candy and hatch eggs even when the Pokémon Go app isn't running.

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Niantic says Adventure Sync will also provide Pokémon Go users with a weekly summary on incubator and candy progress right alongside activity statistics.

Through the trainer profile, Pokémon Go users will be able to see the number of kilometers walked each week, and rewards will be available for each milestones that's reached.

Adventure Sync is "coming soon" and alongside Apple Health on iPhones, it will work with Google Fit on Android devices.

Pokémon Go can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

picaman Avatar
43 months ago
I still play and this is welcome news.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eagle33199 Avatar
43 months ago
This might have kept me in the game instead of abandoning it long ago. It was just too frustrating to always have to have the app open when walking, not getting credit for treadmill time, etc.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Slix Avatar
43 months ago
As an active daily player, I really love this. It's something I suggested right when the game was released. I really like that I'll finally be able to get something in the game for all the walking I do at work and around the house. It's also crazy how many people online so far don't seem to understand how this will work. No, it won't use GPS in the background, no, it won't use any more data than having the app open, and no, it won't make the Go Plus useless (you can't spin PokéStops or catch Pokémon with the Health app integration!).

Welcome change, and the weekly stats will be awesome too!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GrumpyMom Avatar
43 months ago
Oh that will be good. I don’t like to leave the app running very often. So even though I’ve been walking I haven’t hatched that many eggs.

I just hope this integration doesn’t introduce any privacy or security concerns.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rajani Isa Avatar
43 months ago
Pokemon Go? Is it still even relevant?
Pokemon Go is so 2016..move on.
Being dismissive of things because they’re not this year is so early 2000s. Move on!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
43 months ago
As an active daily player, I really love this. It's something I suggested right when the game was released. I really like that I'll finally be able to get something in the game for all the walking I do at work and around the house. It's also crazy how many people online so far don't seem to understand how this will work. No, it won't use GPS in the background, no, it won't use any more data than having the app open, and no, it won't make the Go Plus useless (you can't spin PokéStops or catch Pokémon with the Health app integration!).

Welcome change, and the weekly stats will be awesome too!
I've never played Pokemon Go but just seeing how enthusiastic you are about it puts a smile on my face. You're always so cheerful. I love it. :D
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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