A wearable to help Pokémon hunters catch their fictional creatures will be available next week. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company announced that Pokémon GO Plus – a companion device that will connect to smartphones over Bluetooth Smart – will be available in "most countries" on September 16. The companies said it will be released in a few South American countries later in the year.

The device will allow Pokémon hunters to "collect valuable resources and capture even the most elusive Pokémon" without holding their phones. "Now, you’ll be able to play and enjoy your walk, run, hike, park trips or visits to the library without having to look at your screen all the time," the announcement said. It added that the wearable will "blend Pokémon GO even more seamlessly into family and fitness activities".

It will cost $34.99 (around Rs. 2,350).

How it works:

Pokémon GO Plus will vibrate and light up to alert users as they pass by a PokéStop. New items can be collected by simply clicking the device. Lights and vibrations will also alert hunters when there is a Pokémon hiding in the area. They can be caught with a click of a button on Pokémon GO Plus.