We covered the Pokémon Go Plus in greater depth when it released in September, but here’s the quick skinny. It’s a tiny Bluetooth device wearable as either a wristband or clip on you clothes, and it pairs with the game to allow you to play in some respects even when you don’t have the app open on your screen.
It tallies walking distance when the phone is in your pocket, so you hatch eggs faster and get more candy, plus you can press the little button when it buzzes to check into PokéStops and automatically throw a Poké Ball at any familiar Pokémon you encounter. The Plus has some limitations and can be annoying, as well, but it also offers a big daily boost with little participation needed. Sadly, it’s still pretty much impossible to find at the $35 list price.
Separately, Apple Watch support is coming to Pokémon Go, although it was expected by the end of September and it’s still missing in action. Keep an eye out, however, as it should be along any time now.