Assuming you can keep your eyes on the road and some degree of common sense, players of Pokémon Go have demonstrated an increase in rate of physical exercise while engaged in their favorite mobile App game.
Microsoft Research published a study late last year that showed Pokémon Go players were recorded to have taken over 150 billion steps taken in its first 30 days of release in the United States.
The study had a sample size of 1,500 players.
The Research Study was composed of Pokémon Go players with an average age of 33, with 36.5% overweight and 28.2% obese. Typical users on average took 7,229 steps daily, which is actually 13% more than the control population. The study says that the app could account for an increase in the average life expectancy in the United States of up to 2.825 million years cumulative, although it also notes that this depends on players maintaining their high levels of engagement with the game and as well as awareness of their surroundings. Considering all the multitude of traffic accidents that have been reported since the viral success launch of the game...
According to an analytics company called Slice Intelligence, the number of paying Pokémon Go players in the United States peaked on mid 2016.
The Pokémon Go mobile game for iOS and Android has since launched in more than 100 countries and territories. Apple has also hyped up their own launch of Pokémon Go for the Apple Watch.