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What You Should Know Before Playing Pokémon GO

What You Should Know Before Playing Pokémon GO
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Pokémon GO has become a social phenomenon. I started a walking regime around my neighborhood with a good friend of mine in the past few weeks.

We would walk to the park late at night in a suburban neighborhood and rarely ran into anyone. That all changed this week, when we went to the park at 10 p.m. on a Tuesday and noticed nearly 100 people at the park playing the game; it was unlike anything I had ever seen before.

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The power and potential of the new augmented reality app is immense. Here are a few things you should know before you start playing Pokémon GO:

  • You're going to be moving around a lot. The game is meant to be played out in the world exploring our communities and cities.
  • The app is heavily based on GPS and won't load unless it gets your current location.
  • The app will use up a lot of battery; Look for an battery pack extension from Incipio for optimized use.
  • Surprisingly, the app doesn't use as much data as expected; Snapchat continues to use far more data in relation.
  • Users are having more success using the app on Android, likely due to app developer Niantic ties to Google, with iOS users reporting frequent freezing problems.

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