But why this drastic decision? From this date on, you won't be able to connect the game to your device.
The Adventure Sync feature can track your distance travelled without needing to take your phone out of your pocket or even launch Pokemon Go itself. "We want to focus on building Adventure Sync so that Trainers will no longer have to split their gameplay between two devices". Instead, Niantic is looking to push players into using the game's Adventure Sync feature.
So let's not look at this like a withdrawal from the Apple Watch ecosystem, with it still having intelligent uses.
Quietly, however, Pokemon GO developers Niantic posted an update on their blog stating that July 1st would be the cut-off for support of the game's Apple Watch extension. The app allowed players to log outdoor walks and runs from the Apple Watch and use them towards hatching eggs and earning candy.
Though reasonably convenient for individuals who already own an Apple Watch, players still need to open the game on their phone to catch Pokemon. For more information on how Adventure Sync works follow the link to Niantic's support page here. As the ability to keep track and run your step-counts on the Apple Watch was the only reason for the extension, it has become an external need for attention that has no goal.
Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokemon GO, has quietly revealed plans to end the game's support for Apple's wearable.
How can I continue to track my distance? Adventure Sync will be integrated into the smartphone only.