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u/ChiefAllDay · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

The distance tracking is fantastic on the watch. If you own a Nintendo Switch, and wear your Apple Watch, it will count the movements with the controller as steps, gaining you egg distance. Two hours of playing Arms on the Switch hatched every single egg I had in incubators, to include some 10Ks.

Separately, the Apple Watch really pairs well with Apple Maps. It will make a ding noise and vibrate once in concert with apple maps when you need to make a turn. I love this feature!

With regards to the iPhone 6, it will play Pokemon Go just fine, but I would recommend a used iPhone 6s simply to get the better processor and force touch.

To be honest, I would get a better phone and a [Pokemon Gotcha] (émon-Wristband-iPhone-Android/dp/B06Y5BTX8L) for now. You can have it set up to auto spin poke stops, and / or auto catch Pokemon. Once you see how well it works you'll use it a lot more than your watch for distance.
And then save up for a nice Apple Watch a little later. (buy nice looking Apple Watch bands from amazon priced at 6-7 bucks rather than from Apple for way too much!)


u/DaCh33f · 8 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Not that all of it was bought specifically for Go, but it's stuff I've found extremely useful for Ingress and exploring in General.

A couple of these Anker external batteries, they're decently priced and do their job.

I've been using an older model of the Surge backpack by the North Face for a few years and it's been extremely durable to this day.

Any brand will do, but I have a Hyrapak brand water bladder in my backpack. Holds a lot more than any water bottle and the tube just makes life easier.

It's by no means a necessity, but my Hammer multi-tool has gotten me out of a bunch of binds.

And of course a hat, sunglasses and a paracord bracelet are must haves, but I don't have links to the ones I have for those lol.

Toss in some trail mix, sketchbooks, a camera, some nice pens or markers and some purolator stickers and you've got yourself a go-to bag of stuff for a good, long pokemon adventure. Hope that helps maybe.

u/sobrique · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad has them too

$25, which last I checked was less than a PoGO+ but ... they're actually really useful just generally if you're ever 'running dry' on your phone.

You can also get smaller ones:

3200mAH for $10 isn't bad. That's probably at least one full charge, maybe 2, potentially tripling your 'run time'.

Here's the full lineup:

or you can go for proper hardcore:

26Ah is a good healthy amount (probably >10x your phone's battery at least) and 3 ports so you can run multiple devices off it.

Charge rate is good too - it'll increase the battery level on my phone whilst I'm using it whilst playing PoGo.

u/Shards-O-Glass · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

If you can wait, you can get a even better price or the even larger model for less. I got the following for $80 over 6 months ago. It's a great battery and Anker is awesome customer support. Mine stopped charging a few weeks ago and Anker sent a replacement for free with an extra USB-c cable and charger. If you plan to upgrade to a new phone, I would definitely recommend it. This has USB-c and power delivery so it would charge quickly and can charge any usb-c devices very quickly. You could probably spend a lot less and get a quick charge compatible battery bank that supports QC3.

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger, Portable Charger Bundle for MacBook Air / iPad Pro 2018, iPhone XS Max / X / 8, Nexus 5X / 6P, and USB Type-C Laptops with Power Delivery

u/yaminokaabii · 4 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Yo, I dunno if it's Prime members only or something, but his is on sale for over 50% off!! Anker is an awesome brand as well, maybe the best.

u/chaoticgoblin · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Like most have suggested Anker is king of power banks, but I've honestly had no issues with my EasyAcc power banks which have been great for the price (I bought them at cheaper than the current Amazon listings). Link to those if you're still interested: 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh

u/GreenHeronVA · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

Yes that sounds about right. I have an iPhone 8, and I tether my sons iPhone 6 to it all the time. It’s about 2% battery drain per minute. I bought two Anker brand chargers from Amazon, I just keep them in my bag. When one is drained, I plug it in, and pull a fresh one off the charger. Has saved my butt many times during community day and what not.

ETA: Anker has been a great brand for me. I bought two of these ones. Amazon tells me I bought them in November 2017, and they still work as well as they did the day I bought them. They are just the right size to have plenty of charge, but still fit in your pocket.

u/Tworlix · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Don't know how long you would be staying in Milan, but PoGo plus is available for pre-order on Amazon IT at €39.99 free delivery. Dispatch on 29 Dec. Saw that it costs a lot in other Amazon sites. Other trainers in Europe may opt to get theirs from Amazon IT.émon-Go-Plus/dp/B01HQ55NPI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482308374&sr=8-1&keywords=Pokemon+go+plus

u/SMStotheworld · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

belt it around the sole of your left foot depending on your shoe size or the palm of your left hand while driving. that's when the pogo+ is most useful. when you're at home hanging out, catch manually. the pogo+ only has a 30-40% chance of catching successfully, and won't be altered by your medals. you also do not get the bonus for first catch, accuracy, or curve.

the pogo+ can only use regular pokeballs because niantic is retarded, so if you have 0 red balls and hundreds of greats and ultras, you cannot catch any pokemon with the pogo+, so make sure your supply of these is nice and high.

save normal balls for the pogo+. switch your default catches manually to great/ultra.

make sure you buy a pack of these:

there's a really small screw in the back of the pogo+ you need to undo first. if you have an eyeglass repair kit with a phillips, that ought to work. if you don't, the tip of a paring knife or swiss army knife will work too.

the battery will go on for about a month if it's fresh. if your pogo+ was sitting around a warehouse or gamestop it may be low. I advise changing the battery right away just in case.

speaking of battery, assuming your pogo+ stays connected for an hour without disconnecting for no reason or the app crashing (AHAHAHA) it will disconnect automatically to save battery, so when using it for long periods of time, check in on your phone every now and again.

disregarding time, the pogo+ is kind of a piece of shit and will often disconnect for no reason, so if you've got your phone in your pocket while walking around school or work and pass what you know is a stop and it doesn't buzz, or you haven't caught anything in a while, check it and make sure it is still connected.

the pogo+ will prioritize catching mon over spinning stops, so if you're driving for example and there's a mon and a stop next to each other, it'll take the mon. if you're low on supplies and need to resupply, switch off "catch pokemon" in the settings.

in your settings, you can have the thing buzz for mon (green for repeats, yellow for an undiscovered species), stops (blue), both, or neither.

this will help you a lot in getting dust, which is our new limiting factor.


u/Avocet330 · 6 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I (and several others in my area) have this inexpensive one and it works great. Bonus - you can take the "cap" off and lend it to another trainer to use at a raid.

u/ForteSP33 · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

This is the one I have

I haven't had it for super long but it's working phenomenally. Not too heavy, hasn't even died on me and it's been a week or two, so far. I would recommend it, especially since it's $20 less than the one you're looking at!

u/theoquinc · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

It doesn't have to have GPS, but it helps immensely. It's not accurate at all when it has to determine its position solely through the hotspot.

If I had to use one for a lengthy amount of time, I'd probably get something like this:

u/ArrangingTime · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

I just picked up this one because I needed the extra USB-C wall charger:

I also have an older version (no USB-C but same power capacity) of the one you linked and run it on a daily basis. It lasted all day through Go Fest last year. Anker makes a great charger.

u/Ldfzm · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

The one that came with it lasted maybe two weeks

The cheap ones I bought after it died each lasted like a day or two; a week at best

I finally ended up buying a rechargable one for $30 because it was so much more cost-effective! That one lasts about two weeks on one charge.

I play almost every day - I work on top of Pokestops so it's buzzing all day long

u/Ulreki · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I used a conductive stylus this community day. Big fluffy gloves and a stylus in hand is how I've been playing in the cold and it's really helped a lot. I specifically bought this pen because it was cheap and works well enough.

u/browserz · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

This one was the deal of the day two days ago.. just look on amazon. You'll probably find some really nice ones. Just make sure you get alot of storage on the battery since you'll never get a 1/1 ratio of charge, so this battery won't be able to charge my iphone 10 times despite the iphone having a 1800 mAH battery.

u/Slenderloli · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

A phone bike mount will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Makes playing ingress a lot more fast paced and fun! I imagine it will make this game fantastic too!

u/theblackxranger · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

looks like its not on sale by amazon anymore, only third party. I pre-ordered mine back in june

u/Cainga · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

There is a 3rd party device called gotcha that is apparently better than the go+. It doesn't have the software hiccups the go+ does apparently although the game thinks it is a go+.

u/kyron54 · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Where I got mine. It ships rather quickly. Hope that helps.

u/ctrlaltcreate · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I bought a black bracelet for my gotcha off of amazon. It's unobtrusive, and no more annoying than wearing a fitbit. If you want to protect it better, they do sell little keychain things that might make it a bit more bulky and easier to find in your pocket. I haven't tried one, though.

u/5p33di3 · 5 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I highly recommend Anker.


I own two of these. Worth every penny.

u/throwd_away8675309 · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

They have them on Amazon too. Doubly good for Prime members.


u/nickorama23 · -4 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

They're all from new sellers, but for 3 bucks I hope it's worth the risk. Will find out after April 11-14.

u/Mikuro · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Those battery packs are killer. I have this one, very similar:

It's slightly smaller but has QuickCharge, which is vital for keeping my Android phone charging during intense use and heat (and not merely draining slowly like with most portable chargers).

It's comically large and hard to fit in my pocket sometimes, but I can charge all day long and it never dies. Love it.

That's my only everyday-carry item. If I'm going hiking or biking, I'll bring drinks and snacks, but in the city I'll just make pit stops as needed.

u/Abcmsaj · 4 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Done some research into them and the reviews on Amazon are only 3.5 stars on average - are they really worth it? I'll pick one up if so... saves me having to learn to solder!

u/o0adam0o · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I ride to work everyday and agree with everything.

This is my mount.. Its a bit expensive but we'll worth it: Vibrelli Universal Bike Phone Mount Holder.

u/LeftOutToDry · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

In the short term for next weekend, get more batteries and charge it up (while off) on a break to keep it from going to zero or if it hits there. Anker makes really nice large batteries.

u/curseyoured · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

I've been using this EasyAcc power bank since launch and it's held up fairly nicely.

u/Dramlin · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

PSA to anyone lucky enough to see this post. Amazon France has been going in and out of stock periodically over the last 24 or so hours. They are currently taking pre-orders to ship on 10/10:

Purchased two units with 2-3 day shipping to the U.S for ~$103

-- EDIT -- now out of stock as of Sep 30 - 12:29 PM EST

u/RollWave_ · 6 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I remember back when the most important accessory was an external battery.

Hard to believe I used to be able to walk outside for 6 hours and never have any issues besides battery life.

Nowadays the most important accessory I have to carry with me is cold packs:

u/_Bilas · 5 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Are there rechargeable watch batteries or is that asking too much?

Edit: YES!! no speaking to how good of a product it is.

u/Rachel53461 · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Something small like this is only $10 or so on Amazon, and you could probably easily sell them for $15-$20, especially if they came with a full charge. I saw a picture yesterday of someone selling fully charged chargers for $20 in a popular area (and selling out!), but I am not sure what type of charger it was.

u/LoveBeBrave · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

It looks like you can order it off for only £40 including UK delivery. Just tried it now, says it should be here by 17th December.

u/diophan · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I use the spherical metal mesh tips which come with and it works quite well.

u/Ssfeal · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Ok thanks. Not sure if you remember which listing but do you know if it was this one or this one?

u/drbeer · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I'd personally shoot for one that has USB-C for input and QC 3.0 for output. Thats going to cover the wide majority of devices and you won't be frustrated in the future having to pull out a micro cable to charge the pack when your future phones will all be C.

Depending on size and cost, there are a lot of options that would fulfill this.

On the big end, RavPower 20100mAh for $50:

u/DpwnShift · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

You can't even buy this $34.99 device on amazon for less than $100.

u/Buzzfa · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

In stock on Amazon but act quickly. Saturday delivery available too.

u/shawtypaid · 4 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

For those of you still trying to get your hands on a Go Plus, Amazon Spain has had them pretty readily available since initial release. It appears to be unavailable until the 22nd now, but all the way up until last week or so, they were in-stock. I even bought one the day after Black Friday with no issues.

I live in Cali and the order came in less than a week. You can use your preexisting Amazon account, and you're only paying slightly more than the USD MSRP (40EUR ≈ 40 USD).

u/Pirate_King_Kuroashi · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

The difference depends on where you live. I've paid 44€ for the gotcha while I've paid 39€ for the go plus. Here as sample [amazon]
( has the gotcha for 49$ and [amazon] ( has the go plus for 34,99$. Not saying this is the cheapest though, its very likely both cheaper on ebay maybe theres even an offer that ships somewhat in the beginning of the event.

u/bodhemon · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Has anybody tried getting rechargeable 2032 batteries? They have them on Amazon with the charging station.

u/malt2048 · 9 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

In the modern age of Pokemon GO-ing, what are you even doing if you don't have a backpack with 50 of these things?

u/Adobz · 1 pointr/TheSilphRoad

If you live in Canada, Amazon has had them in stock since yesterday.

u/LeafyLeith · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Some people use bike mounts for their phones. It's similar to one you would attach to your dashboard on your car, except it goes in the middle of your handlebars on your bike. Here's an example.

I would be careful if you use one while biking on bumpy terrain though, they can spit your phone right out if you shake 'em around too much.

u/SenorTortuga · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I had a terrible time with my Gotcha popping out of its wristband. It fit fairly well, but sometimes I'd be taking off a backpack or something and the strap would pop it out. I lost 3 Gotcha's this way and when I bought my 4th, I decided that the wristband was a bad idea. So I got one of these keychain holders and have been very happy with it.

Because it's in my pocket, I don't have to worry about it popping out as much, and even if it does it'll still be in my pocket. It's also more discreet - even with a black wristband I had so many people ask me if it was some sort of Fitbit knockoff.

u/Gisornator · 2 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I found it:

The clip seems to be of poor quality, apart from that it should be a good alternative to the batteries.

u/zwei2stein · 5 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

That is not really good project. It makes + fairly bulky and I am not fan of exposed connector when sweat can get in there.

$29 for this, when you can buy coin cell charger for $25:

Guess only good point about it is that you would no longer have to disassemble + to replace battery.

u/HalifaxSamuels · 19 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

That phone also costs $1000. For $50 I can get a great USB battery and keep mine and someone else's phones charged for that same 6 hours. For the few hundred dollars price difference between that and what I paid for my phone when it was new plus that battery, I'll suffer the inconvenience of having a cable attaching my phone to my pocket.

I do wish I had some sort of nighttime photo mode on my phone, though. The Oneplus community has always been rather upset at the quality of our cameras.

u/Kdog0073 · 11 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

As others have said, WiFi only iPads do not have a built in gps. You have a few options... you can either get the cellular pad (you do not have to activate a data plan) and have the built-in gps, or you can find an external gps off Amazon.

Many of the external GPS’s are advertised for general aviation because us pilots like to use them for our flight materials. I personally recommended Dual GPS and can attest to using it several times successfully for Pokémon Go (also using a hotspot if you have no data plan). Another good option is bad elf. I personally like dual because it is Bluetooth and cross-compatible with other devices. Bad elf locks you in because it plugs directly into the device, which blocks the port, but you don’t have to worry about recharging it.

u/MyBeerBelly · 3 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

I literally use ice packs, got the idea from a sub on VR. These guys were maxing their devices' capability with VR and within 30 minutes you could fry an egg on the bag of the phone. They suggested using reusable ice packs and so I got these. They only last about 30 minutes before losing effectiveness, as it gets warmer it will probably be worse. But they keep gym battles smooth as needed and for long sessions of transferring trash pokemon and items.