Nike’s Self-Lacing Adapt BB Shoes aren’t Running Well with Android Phones

Nike’s Self-Lacing Adapt BB Shoes aren’t Running Well with Android Phones

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

You know you’re living in the future when your sneakers have technical issues.

Owners on Google Play and CNET are reporting that Nike’s self-lacing Android companion app for the Adapt BB is having some teething troubles, most notably a buggy firmware update process.

In some cases, the updates have literally bricked people’s feet.

In classic IT advice, you can resolve the issue by force-restarting them, but if you’re forking out $350 retail for a pair of kicks, that’s something you shouldn’t be worrying about.

The iOS app doesn’t appear to have the same problems.

While Nike is yet to publically address the bug, there’s a good chance they will resolve the issue before making a statement. But it illustrates a growing problem with the rise of unnecessary connected devices: you can run into technical headaches that you wouldn’t have thought twice about in the past.

So it begs the question: Are self-lacing sneakers really the way of the future?




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