Pokemon Go Adventure Sync is a new addition to the Pokemon Go App. Earn Buddy Candy and hatch eggs even when the Pokemon Go app is turned off!
Adventure Sync is a new Pokemon Go feature that allows you to track distance traveled even when the app is turned off.
The primary benefit of this is to earn additional Pokemon Go rewards for walking about! Another benefit is you don't need the Pokemon Go app turned on, therefore saving battery.
The new Adventure Sync allows the app to connect to either the Apple Health or Google Fit apps. Of course installing one of these apps, depending on your phone's OS, is required.
Within their respective settings menu you'll be able to enable Pokemon Go Adventure Sync. Furthermore, push notifications can also be enabled which will tell you when your Pokemon Buddy has found a Candy or when an egg is about to hatch.
Adventure Sync rewards are calculated on a weekly basis. Anecdotal evidence suggests this is on a Monday morning.
The minimum distance you need to travel for a reward is 5km with the highest reward coming at 50km. Rewards are stacked on top of each other whereby if you earn the 25km reward then you will also receive the 5km reward on top of that. The Pokemon Go rewards are as follows:
It is possible to get a 5km Egg as a reward even when you complete 50km! A lot of Pokemon Go players might feel this isn't a just reward for reaching the top tier.
The way to combat this is to leave no Egg slots open. Therefore, you will be rewarded with either the 1,500 Stardust or 3 Rare Candy.
There have been several reported issues with Pokemon Go Adventure Sync not working. We hope to resolve some of those here.
Do not use your phone's low power/power saving mode feature as this may stop your phone from tracking your distance traveled. This appears to be most common resolution for Adventure Sync issues.
Other Adventure Sync users have reported issues being fixed when their phone's date and time is set to automatic
Fancy going for a jog to get closer to those Adventure Sync rewards? Well, unless you're going for a slow jog then your distance traveled won't be recorded. The limit of 10.5 km/h still applies.
Yes, if the Pokemon Go app is completely closed then distance traveled on a treadmill will count towards the rewards.
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