Pokemon Go has a brand new tracking mechanic, however, it’s only available to a handful of players right now.
The feature has been tweaked around Pokestops to show which locations a nearby Pokemon is closest to. It’s an improvement from no tracking at all, but it’s still lightyears away from the level of accuracy promised in the game’s early trailer or the third-party trackers that were shut down last week.
If you are not one of the lucky few that received Pokemon Go’s in last night’s v1.30 patch released Monday night, have a look at how it works below:
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Pokémon Go update v1.30 also fixes points bonuses while catching Pokémon, allows you to change your trainer name one time only, and restores the battery saver feature on iOS devices.
General Pokémon just in your vicinity are now labelled as “sightings.” The app will also now detect if you are travelling over a certain speed and warn you not to play Pokémon Go and drive.
Are you one of the lucky few that’s been able to try the game’s new Pokemon tracker? If so, let us know what you think about it in the comments!