It turns out that there’s an amazing side effect to joining the ranks of the millions now addicted to Pokémon Go: better health.
Fitness tracker Jawbone UP claims that users of its fitness band who also mentioned that they used Pokémon Go logged a whopping 62.5 percent more steps this weekend compared to their steps taken during a normal weekend.
Source: It’s true, ‘Pokémon Go’ is becoming a fitness craze
As someone who is a runner, I can confirm this thing is like Ingress — encouraging you to go to new places or making you treat pokestops and gyms as milestones – which is great for interval training. I’m running circles around my local area, stopping by at three different pokestops each loop :)
Currently Level 12 with about 251 pokemon caught, 47 unique ones seen, and 47 active in my bag.