Pokémon Go is encouraging people in a new way to step their physical exercise up. Niantic is even rewarding them for doing so. Niantic’s launching an Adventure Sync feature in its augmented reality games that syncs with Google Fit and iOS’ HealthKit to translate steps into game progress. This works without even opening the Pokémon Go App or your smartwatch. If you exercise regularly, you will get more Pokémon candy or more efficient egg hatching. You’ll get weekly milestones, too.
Adventure Sync will be available to players around the globe.The feature is as much about promoting healthy activity as it is frequent gameplay. It wouldn’t be surprising if Ingress, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and similar titles use it in the future.