According to a support document on the Pokemon GO website, Niantic Labs, the makers of the game is set to drop supports for Apple Watch starting from next month. Starting from July 1, players of Pokemon GO will no longer be able to connect the game to the device.
The company included support for the popular game back in the December 2016 as the support enabled smartwatch owners to combine the wearable’s abilities to meet the step requirements. However, users were still required to open the game in their smartphones to catch Pokemon. As the Niantic recently added Adventure Sync to Pokemon GO, the distance tracking ability of the Apple watch has become redundant as the game can full data directly from other relevant services.
In the support website, the company has revealed that one device right now is enough to earn a player Buddy Candy, track their steps, and hatch eggs. As a result, the players will no longer split their gameplay between devices.
In case you are interested, you will need to sync your game to the fitness app. You should note that you must use a fitness app which won’t require a different tracking device.