Niantic announced that it will officially end support for Apple Watch devices on Pokémon GO on July 1, 2019. The developers will focus on building on the game’s Adventure Sync system. [Thanks, 9to5mac.]
Here’s the message from Niantic about dropping support for the Apple Watch devices:
Why this change?
Because Adventure Sync allows Trainers the option of tracking their steps, earning Buddy Candy, and hatching Eggs in one mobile device rather than 2 separate devices, we want to focus on building Adventure Sync so that Trainers will no longer have to split their gameplay between 2 devices.
How can I continue to track my distance?
Trainers can use Adventure Sync to track their distance by syncing their fitness apps in their phones which does not require devices such as Apple Watches. For more information on how Adventure Sync works, please see our article here.
Pokémon GO is available for iOS and Android. The next Community Day features the Slacker Pokémon Slakoth on June 8, 2019.