Author: Sally Hudson

The Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 turned up at my house during the last bout of Stage 4 lockdown, and it was just in time. With the kitchen full of delicious food and all sorts of snacks just a few steps away, I’d hoped that a daily step on Xiaomi’s new smart scale would curb my overindulgence. Pulling its weight It’s hard to believe that such a skinny box could contain an item capable of providing such a wealth of information. Being a fitness fanatic in a family of exercise freaks, the Mi Body Composition Scale 2 proved to…

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Puma’s latest Deviate Nitro Spectra runners promise increased comfort, padding, and less weight. Apparently, this was achieved by injecting nitrogen gas bubbles into the foam of the shoe! So that’s a thing. I have always been an avid promoter of Nike’s running shoes. Having being told at the tender age of 12 that my running style was “neutral” and therefore being recommended shoes such as the Nike Pegasus and Zoom, I never really considered the possibility of switching to another brand.   However, over the last six months, I was the lucky guinea pig allowed to test Puma’s latest Deviate Nitro…

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Stuff’s resident triathlete Sally Hudson puts the Under Armour’s new Machina 2 connected shoes through their paces. Because I am a triathlete, I run a lot. Running shoes are therefore an important part of my training equipment. So what more could a sports gadget-junky, triathlete want than an intelligent running shoe? That’s what the UA Hovr Machina 2 promises to be and, I’m happy to report back, actually does. When it comes to running, even for elite athletes, you can always do with more assistance. The shoes have embedded sensors that you link to a smartphone and UA’s Map My Run…

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