We want to get you out on the water ASAP, which is why all awake boards feature our modular plug-and-play system*, consisting of the board, drivetrain, and battery. All modules are interchangeable, so the same battery works on multiple boards, and batteries are easy to exchange, service, and upgrade. Additionally, our boards are what we like to call 'backward compatible.' Meaning if you have one of our first-generation boards, you can always upgrade with a new battery. Just upgrade your firmware and software via the Awake App.