So you want to run. And you also want to hatch your eggs along the way. Should you then play Pokémon GO while running?
As a runner and a player of Pokémon GO, believe me I tried doing so several times. And for the most part, there are only two outcomes:
I presented two probabilities, and they’re both on either end of the spectrum, and these always happen when I try to combine Pokémon GO and running. So to answer my question, “can Pokémon GO and running go together?” My answer would be both a no and yes.
In the end, it’s up to you to decide if you trust yourself enough to take the risk of doing both playing Pokémon GO and running. Running by itself, especially on open roads, already present a great risk and adding distraction could make the risk greater. If you really want to do both, maybe you should consider carefully your location.
As for me, I decided that if I would run with a certain target in mind, as difficult as it may be, but I’d skip playing Pokémon GO until I’m finished. But if I want to hatch my eggs (this statement sounds funny), I’d do a combination of running and walking, checking my phone only when I’m on my walk break, or call a walk break when I feel my phone is buzzing (when I then slow down, find a safe spot to stay, and catch that Pokémon).
Whichever path you decided to take, always remember to put your safety first. Pokémon GO encourages us to get out and explore our surroundings, but not at the cost of our health. You may always return to the world of augmented reality, but you can’t always fix an injury. Stay safe folks!