Well, these sneakers are famous for their self-tying capacity which is further controlled by an Android or iOS app.
The future is now, specifically that Nike didn’t QA the *android* version of their Adapt app as thoroughly as their iOS app, and all customers with Android devices now have bricked shoes due to broken firmware update routine. @internetofshit pic.twitter.com/vBgoHUC9Y4
— Jonathan Warner🥑🚇🤖 (@Jaxbot) February 18, 2019
This is not the first time that any wearable is failing due to defective updates that ended up disabling wearable devices but the complains were even more:
“App will only sync with left shoe and then fail every time. Also, the app says the left shoe is already connected to another device whenever I try to reinstall and start over. Hope to give an update once fixed” — Steve Craig.
“The app has less functionality than the iOS app, and the first software update for the shoe threw an error while updating, bricking the right shoe. needs serious work. can’t believe Nike put out a product that just feels rushed or unfinished. support has been useless thus far.” — Asa Domolky.
In response to all the complains, a senior mechanical engineer at Nike also gave a statement
“This is a new technology that we have packaged on your foot — the focus from an engineering standpoint was durability and reliability,” said Narissa Chang, a senior mechanical engineer at Nike.