It sounds like support on Galaxy Gear is on the horizon, but what's the deal with the Apple Watch? Could it be a financial issue? And what has Apple said in regards to their watch device supporting Pokemon Go? The answers may not be so complicated.
Pokemon Go iPhone Requirements
For the iPhone, the requirements for Pokemon Go are not too bad. As long as you are running iOS 8 and have 104 MB of free space, the app should run with little to no problems. It is also compatible with the iPad and iPod Touch.
Limitations of Apple Watch
It would be pretty cool to play Pokemon Go on a companion device like Apple Watch. The only problem is with how much of the memory is dedicated to system apps like Photos and Music. With the device only having 8GB of memory, with only 2GB available for music, and 75MB for photo files, there's little room for anything else. No matter which version of the device a consumer gets, memory capacity remains the same.
Any Hope for The Future for Apple Watch in Pokemon Go?
This is really a tough question to answer. The developers for Pokemon Go have already designed their own companion device with a price tag of $35. It's a drastic difference from the couple hundred a person has to spend on an Apple Watch.
Aside from how much the device is alone, partnerships between Niantic and Apple might be a big issue. Although the Apple Watch met with relative success, it really comes down to the money itself. Developing their own device to accompany what they created, is a smarter financial move by Niantic Labs.
It's unfortunate that there won't be Apple Watch support any time soon. But, if you need your Pokemon fix, maybe you can run an emulator on the watch for Pokemon Red, Blue, or Green. But of course that is also almost impossible.
What do you think about the problems the Apple Watch faces with Pokemon Go? Let us know in the comments!