New ‘Adventure Sync’ lets run Pokémon Go in the background, track stats

by Daniel VuckovicOctober 25, 2018

Niantic has announced a new feature for Pokemon Go, one that will hopefully save a lot of battery for folks.

Adventure Sync will allow you to record your walking distance even when the game isn’t running. This will mean any steps you take with your iOS phone, Apple Watch or Android phone will count toward the game. The game will also take those stats and offer summaries at the end of the week to see how much you’ve done. You’ll also get notifications for hatching eggs and for when your buddy collects a candy.

Previously only a Pokemon Go Plus would allow you to run the game in the background.

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.

So let’s get motivated and GO! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

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