How "Pokemon Go" Plus Works

If you've found yourself head over heels in love with the new "Pokemon Go" app, odds are that you've noticed the couple of drawbacks that come with it — like the fact that you have to walk quite a bit while completely buried in your phone. Luckily, a new wearable device called "Pokemon Go" Plus solves this issue. A lot of people are no doubt wondering exactly how "Pokemon Go" Plus works, though, and how it can help their game — so here are some of the details. Knowledge is power, right?

The "Pokemon Go" Plus wearable is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth and can be worn around your wrist or clipped to your clothes. Using LED and vibration, "Pokemon Go" Plus notifies you of new "Pokemon Go" activity, like a nearby Pokestop or Pokemon. If you're within range of a Pokestop, all you do is press the "Pokemon Go" Plus button to access the Pokestop for items. If you find something you want, simply swipe or tap it and the device will add it to your inventory. Easy peasy.

With nearby Pokemon, the light on your device begins to flash. If this happens, press the button on your wearable to throw a Pokeball. Note: You can only throw a Pokeball using the device if you've caught that Pokemon before, so you might not be able to use it to catch new ones — but at least duplicate Pokemon are still useful.

If you successfully capture a Pokemon, the device will flash and vibrate, and it's all really exciting.

And that's really all there is to it. The device doesn't seem to be a super complex, intricate, complicated piece of wearable technology; it's very simple, easy to use, and only has a couple of functions. Regardless, it certainly does come in handy. It gives you a break from staring at your phone screen, and makes it so that you probably won't even have to pull your phone out in the first place.

And if you think you're going to have to pay an arm and a leg for this piece of tech, think again: "Pokemon Go" Plus retails for $34.99. Here's the catch: Getting your hands on one might not be that easy. They're not even available for purchase yet, but they're already selling out. In fact, people are already offering to re-sell theirs based on the pre-sale alone, but often for a much steeper price. They're apparently going to be available by the end of the month, although a specific date hasn't been announced yet.

Anywho, "Pokemon Go" Plus sounds like it could be a real lifesaver — and eyeball saver.