Pokemon Go’s latest Adventure Sync update is the new key mechanic towards hatching your eggs without having to pull your phone out of your pocket. Just by keeping active in your everyday routines, users can hatch eggs without denting their phone’s battery life. And an added bonus lets users earn rewards for reaching weekly milestones.
Pokemon Go appears to have an upper speed limit of 6.2mph (10kmh) – any faster and the distance travelled will not count towards hatching eggs.
This theoretically prevents trainers cheating the game while travelling at high speeds by car, for example.
Some canny gamers have however taken to Reddit to share a clever method to trick the system.
It seems if you cycle slowly extremely slowly – at just below 6.2mph (10kmh) – Pokemon Go will think you are moving at a brisk pace or slow jog or run.
You should even be able to use the same trick to speed up the amount of distance you cover every day with Adventure sync.
Cruise just below that speed limit and you should see all of your incubated eggs hatch in no time.
Reddit user u/GiltinJr said: “If you go over 10kmh it doesn’t work so basically only snails can bike.”
Pokemon Go Adventure Sync update:
Pokemon Go Adventure Sync feature allows players to continue tracking their walking distance without having the game active or a Pokemon Go Plus tracker.
This will be a relief for trainers invested in hatching eggs, which requires logging a lot of steps.
The update will help those who have a huge array of 10km eggs they are trying to hatch, for example, as it will make it much easier
The game can be idle or even closed and can continue to operate.
The Adventure Sync update will also help conserve phone battery life and data plans.
How do I activate Adventure Sync on iOS?
Users need to first open the Health app.
Next, press the Sources option.
Then tap on the Pokemon Go option.
Finally, select Turn All Categories On in the sub-menu, or do that manually.
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How do I activate Adventure Sync on Android?
It is a similar process on the Android platform, but it all takes place within Pokemon Go.
Choose the option in-game to activate Adventure Sync via the settings menu.
This will prompt you to pick a Google Account to use with Adventure Sync.
That will then prompt users to allow Pokemon Go to read your data from Google Fit.
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What is the Pokemon Go Adventure Sync level requirement?
The current level requirement for players to have access to Adventure Sync is level 5.
This fell from an initial level 40 cap in only a few days.
Developer Niantic has a form for introducing new features in this manner, stress testing in small batches of high-usage players.
It is expected these features will become available to all players within the week.
Pokemon Go Adventure Sync be very obvious once fully rolled-out and will appear on the screen the next time you log in.
It will begin counting your steps once it is activated and turned on.
Remember, rewards are distributed out when you log into the app.
So the rewards should appear when Adventure Sync restarts.