This week I am reviewing what is considered a spin-off of Pokemon GO+, the Gotcha is a based on a fitness tracker called the Fitgo Prime (or sometimes the Primefit) and helps you enjoy Pokémon Go on the move without looking at your smartphone! This is especially handy if you’re out to dinner with family at a place that happens to be a pokestop, it helps you catch Pokémon and collect items on the go. It provides the trainers on-screen and vibrates alerts. It works best with the ‘Auto-Spin/Catch’ mode on which allows the Go-tcha to do all the work for you and you don’t even need to respond – Go-tcha does it all! Collect Pokéballs, Potions, Eggs and other items at Pokéstops without you having to check your smartphone.
The Pros of The Product:
1. It’s Got Unique Features– Pokémon Go’cha offers the unique ability to auto catch Pokémon, auto collect items at Pokéstops when nearby and also the ability to turn on and off auto-Catch mode. It’s touchscreen and animated graphics are pretty basic but they get the job done, the vibration is strong enough that you can feel when you’re close to a pokestop so you’ll never miss out
2. It’s Sleek and Simply Designed– the Go-tcha looks very similar to a Fitbit. The device pops out of the silicone band and comes easy to recharge. I did struggle getting it in and out of the band and the band itself isn’t exactly pretty but I’ve read about it being similar to another product where you can swap out for me it’s not that big of a deal though. The device itself is small, sleek, and doesn’t attract attention while using a touch-sensitive button which cycles through several options, the display shows each option with icons.
A. Pokemon Capture – shown in the form of a Pokeball
B. Pokestop Spinning – shown in the form of Pokestop
C. Pokemon Found – shown with a question in the box
Each of these options have a box below it with an X option to turn it on or off. It also has an option in the cycle to turn on/off the vibration, which is good for while you’re in church. Having used Go-tcha for about a week now, I can affirm that this definitely comes in handy.
3. Battery Life and Charging– I played religiously for the last week and level up from 26 to 28 with the following results at the end of the week. I fully charged my product after I bought it, this took approximately 1 hour and lasted for approximately 12 hours under continuous use but during the week the standby time you can get from the device is approximately 48 hours. The got’cha comes with a unique charger, so if it ever gets damaged, it won’t be an easy task to finds its replacement but definitely not impossible if you do your research.
4. Connectivity– Go-Tcha shows up connected to Pokemon GO on a smartphone as if it were a real-deal Pokemon GO Plus device. As far as the game knows, the Go-Tcha is a Pokemon GO Plus device made by Niantic.
It had a 92% successful connection rate and it lasts a great deal longer than expected, even solving the Go plus connectivity issue.
The Cons of The Product
1. The bracelet itself could be available in more colors-The bracelet itself, while sleek and easy to wear can stand to have more variety. I would suggest making it available in each of the Pokémon Go team colors (red, blue and yellow) as well as solid black and all while.
2. Every time it charges or needs to be charged you have to reset your auto catch and spin settings– I’ve found that when my device needs to be charged or has just been charged I have to reset my preferences which is annoying cause sometimes I’ll forget and it doesn’t auto spin.
3. It Doesn’t Auto-Spin While Driving– A lot of people claimed the Got’cha auto spins up to 30 mph and I found this claim totally off base. I have a huge issue with Niantic banning passengers from spinning stops while driving but that’s a post for another time. Point is one of the reasons I purchased this device was thinking I could spin while driving. I found between 15-25 mph it will auto spin but anything else is wishful thinking.
Would I recommend it to a friend?
Absolutely I would! It helps you enjoy the world around you while being “the very best!”
Love you. Mean it.