Steven Shaw


Steven Shaw has been a freelance writer for a variety of outlets, most notably TechRadar. His degree in Medieval History prepared him less adequately for his career than you might expect, but the years spent working in technology focused retail were much more helpful.

Outside of work, Steven is passionate about health and fitness, and particularly enjoys high-intensity interval training, weight training, and increasingly, spending time recovering. Steven loves reading, films and a wide variety of sports. A particular highlight was watching Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar batting together in an exhibition match.

He wishes he could travel more. He can also tell you a lot about the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Carolingians. Most of his non-work time is spent with his young children, who are the living embodiment of high-intensity training.

    Articles by Steven Shaw

    The Oura Ring
    Fitness trackers

    Oura Ring review

    The Oura Ring takes a different approach to health and fitness monitoring compared to more traditional devices. It also has a slightly narrower focus, which is both a pro and a con.

    apple watch series 9
    Trackers & Watches

    The Apple Watch 9 is a superb device – but I’d love to see a better battery

    Smartwatches are no longer new tech. But in many cases, battery life has barely changed in years, including the new Apple Watch 9 battery.

    Apple Watch Series 9
    Editors Choice
    Fitness trackers

    Apple Watch 9 review 

    With significant new features, improved performance and a price reduction, this superb carbon-neutral device sets the standard.

    Google Pixel Watch 2
    Fitness trackers

    The Google Pixel 2 smartwatch promises more accurate health tracking than ever

    Google has unveiled the Pixel 2, which looks set to challenge Samsung and Apple in the best smartwatch stakes

    Apple AirPods Pro 2 in their charging case

    Noise-cancelling headphones are a revelation – why didn’t anyone tell me?

    Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 are the first noise-cancelling headphones I’ve ever tried. And they’ve ruined my old headphones.

    Two men running in a city while wearing the Fitbit Charge 6 fitness tracker
    Fitness trackers

    Our best budget fitness tracker has a replacement

    The Fitbit Charge 6 has arrived, and it’s vying for the top spot in our budget fitness trackers guide.