Pokémon GO requires a significant amount of internet data to function properly or so we thought but have you ever asked yourself how much does the game actually use? Metro reports that tech writer Antonio Villas-Boas took it upon himself to investigate this issue by testing how much data the game used over an 8 hour period. Antonio had the game open throughout the 8 hour period but he mostly spent it sitting down; although admits to have walked around a little.
According to his findings, the app had used 25 megabytes, which gives us an average of 3.125 megabytes per hour. If you compare it against one hour of internet browsing and Facebook using, that drains your data by 90 megabytes per hour. Therefore, it appears that Niantic has designed the game to run on low data usage which is quite impressive. However, there is a negative side to the game. Since it does depend on the use of your GPS, it drains your battery instead. In the end, we sacrifice one thing for the success of another.