Pokémon GO Adds New ‘Adventure Sync’ Feature

Pokémon GO, the mobile augmented-reality game from Niantic, has announced a new feature being added to the game called Adventure Sync.

Exploring with Pokémon GO has never been easier with a new feature coming soon! Adventure Sync can record your walking distances even when Pokémon GO isn’t launched, working in the background to tally your distance, earn Candy, and hatch Eggs!

Plus, Adventure Sync will deliver a weekly summary, where you can see your Incubator and Candy progress as well as important activity statistics. Check in via your Trainer Profile to see the number of kilometers recorded for the week. Earn rewards each week for each milestone you cross, and receive push notifications when your Buddy Pokémon has found a Candy or when an Egg is about to hatch!

You can opt into Adventure Sync at any time, and the feature will connect to both Apple Health on Apple devices and Google Fit on Android devices.

This should be a great boon for trainers who want to keep earning candies and working on hatching eggs, but don’t want to keep the app open constantly. Great for those looking to use the game to encourage fitness as well.

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