The ultra popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go has the potential to add 2.825 million years of additional life expectancy to players in the United States alone.
That's according to a recently released study by Microsoft and Stanford University researchers who analysed wearable sensor data combined with search engine logs for 32,000 individuals over the three months from July 6, the release of the game in the U.S., through August 23. Researchers extrapolated from the findings from the sample group to the 25 million U.S. Pokémon Go users.
They found that Pokémon Go users tracked, on average, an extra 192 steps per day. Fanatics, who researchers identified based on how many times they searched for information about the game, walked an average of 1,473 more steps a day.