Pokémon Go players will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on a wearable, as the Plus is being pushed back until September.
Nintendo announced the delay this morning, and is contacting people who had ordered the wearable to apologise and offer them a discount on their next purchase.
The Pokémon Go Plus is a watch-sized device, which allows players to perform some in-game actions without taking out their smartphone. It will also vibrate when you’re near a Pokéstop and let you collect items, and will flash when a Pokémon is near and allow you to press a button to throw a Pokéball.
However, there are some limitations to keep in mind; it’ll only let you catch types of Pokémon you’ve already caught – though that may not be a major issue by September – and the simplicity of the feedback system could result in ambiguity in areas populated by Pokémon and stops.
The other issue facing Nintendo and Niantic is keeping the app popular until this accessory launches.