Pokémon Go Plus, the hardware side of Pokémon Go, was supposed to come out at the end of July. However, Nintendo pushed back the launch by two months. Now it will come out at some point in September.
The accessory connects to your phone via Bluetooth low energy and provides a way for you to receive notifications through vibrations and a small light. With the device on your wrist, you don't have to keep your phone open and in your hand. When you are near a Pokéstop, the device's light will blink, and the entire piece will vibrate. You can press a button on it to scan the location for items, but you’ll still actually have to collect your rewards by tapping on your phone.
As for capturing Pokémon, the light will flash when a creature is nearby. All you need to do is press the button on the device to throw a ball and attempt to catch the Pokémon. However, you can only throw a Poké Ball with Pokémon Go Plus if you’ve caught the creature before. If you successfully catch it, the device will flash and vibrate.
With a two-month delay, Nintendo might be missing out on an important window of opportunity. Students won’t be able to use it as much because school is back in session and those who do buy it will have less time to use it as fall and winter will be around the corner. However, that won’t stop the die-hard fans from buying the device. Just be sure not to miss class or freeze to death searching for that one elusive Pokémon.