Published: Sun, September 01, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Nike’s Newest Shoes Can Be Controlled With Siri and Apple Watch

Nike’s Newest Shoes Can Be Controlled With Siri and Apple Watch

Picking up where the power-lacing Adapt BB basketball sneaker left off earlier this year, Nike will now bring the technology into the lifestyle space with an updated version of its Huarache runner.

Whenever you step into the Nike Adapt BB, a customized motor and equipment practice senses the stress wanted by the foot and adjusts accordingly to maintain the foot comfortable. Adapt Huarache owners can log in a themed interface, which should be universal as far as all future FitAdapt products are concerned, and choose preset activities and foot types.

Also missing is whether Nike plans to release the shoes in regions outside of the USA, so you'll need to check in with the likes of Shesha and Shelflife to find out if they'll be stocking it.

For example, "Hey Siri, release my shoes" would loosen the compression of the sneakers, allowing you to remove them without manually untying your laces.

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This can also be tweaked to the wearer's individual liking and an even be dialed in with Apple Watches and Siri, allowing for near-effortless adjustments. "Second, and most significant, it propels Nike FitAdapt into the fast-paced, quick-shifting world of the everyday athlete - offering the personalised comfort needed in, say, the sprint to catch the bus, before seamlessly shifting fit as you settle into an empty seat with a sigh of quiet relief", Nike said in a press release.

The Adapt Huaraches trainers will be available from September 13 at select retailers, as well as through the SNEAKRS app. It's expected to start off with a retail price of $349.

Customers can inform the Apple digital assistant, "Siri, launch my footwear" by means of the Apple Watch or iPhone, by way of the Nike Adapt app.

This is not Nike's first foray into self-lacing shoes. Now, users can simply "ask" the virtual assistant and smartwatch to switch between presets, from a relaxed fit during the movies to a snugger grip while working out.

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