Nike's HyperAdapt power-lacing sneakers are pretty McFly: CNET Update
CNET Update: Nike's HyperAdapt power-lacing sneakers are pretty McFly2:43 /
Self-lacing sneakers take new form in Nike's latest creation. Also, Apple Watch gets EKG powers thanks to the Kardia Band, and Fossil puts fitness tracking tech into jewelry.
Nike's new self-lacing sneakers are pretty McFly. I'm Bridget Carey, this is your Cnet Update. [MUSIC] Nike has plenty of high-tech ways to track your work out but it's latest tech breakthrough is really just about looking cool. The company revealed a brand new self-lacing sneaker called the HyperAdapt 1.0 And the self-lacing triggers when the heel of your foot hits a sensor inside. Of course the concept was first introduced in 1989 in the movie, Back to the Future Part II, where Marty McFly sports a pair of Air Mags with power laces. Nike made a version of this famous shoe last year, shown off by Michael J Fox to raise money for his Parkinson's foundation, and those Mags are still coming, but This HyperAdapt shoe is different, it'll also be sold later this year. We don't have a price, but you can be sure it won't come cheap. You have to charge it every two weeks, and it uses inductive charging. That means you may have to touch a special surface instead of needing to plug it in. It comes in three colors, and if you want the shoe, it'll first only be Sold to Nike+ members. Nike+ is the company app for super fans, and the app is getting a refresh this June. It ties into the Nike+ run and training clubs for fitness tracking and snicker fans get access to shop before others, and it could be use to also find the nearby store. It can feel like we're oversaturated with fitness wearables to monitor a motion, heart rates, but one company Is taking a slightly different more serious medical approach to tracking. A live core building a sensor that is inside an Apple watch wrist strap. It's called the Cardioband. The company makes FDAs approved EKG tech for mobile devices, and it's now run by [UNKNOWN] A former vice president at Google. The company says this will discreetly capture EKG or electrocardiogram anytime you touch the sensor. So it can detect abnormalities, like arrhythmia, and send that data to a doctor. If you'd rather go for something more casual for your health tracking with style, the watchmaker Fossil has come out with these new bracelets called the Fossil Q Motion. It looks a whole lot like the Misfit Ray. But unlike the Ray, Fossil's cannot be worn as a pendant. It's only for your wrist. The battery lasts six months, and it's water resistant. The Q Motion costs $95, it comes out in the US this summer Fossil also has some new Android Wear smartwatches coming later this year. There's the Q Marshal and Q Wander but neither have a heart rate sensor. That's it for this tech news update. You can head to cnet.com for more. From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey.