I remember when Pokémon GO first came out. Being in the streets of Toronto that week was a magical time. Seeing thousands of people flock to a Dratini, everybody downtown talking about what they caught, and the reaffirmation that Pokémon is such a unique global phenomenon. Eventually, though, I lost interest in the AR game, and one of the key reasons for it being the fact that the game drains your battery pretty quickly if you leave it open all day. Now there’s finally a solution, as Pokémon GO‘s most recent update means you don’t even need the app open for your eggs to progress!

The new “Adventure Sync” feature works in the background to record your distance, earn candy, and hatch eggs. It’s all bundled into a nice little weekly summary that shows a number of statistics that you can earn rewards from, and you can opt-in to receive push notifications when you earn candy or hatch an egg.

In order to access Adventure Sync, you have to opt into it in the game’s settings and allow it to connect to either Apple Health or Samsung Fit. Sound exciting? The feature is available to everybody right now!

What do you think of this update? Do you think it should have been included at launch, or do you think this is the right time for it? Hit the comments below to let us know how you feel.

Source: Pokémon GO

Alex MacIntyre
My favorite games are Persona 5, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Yakuza 6. I'm pretty good at Guitar Hero, too. I'm also really into music. My favorite artists are Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Frank Zappa. I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada.

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