Staff Writer, Fitness

Steven Shaw


Steven is a Staff Writer for Fitness at Saga Exceptional, primarily focusing on fitness tech, and how we can use technology to help us achieve our fitness goals. Prior to joining the team at Saga, Steven was 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.

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Articles by Steven Shaw

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.

Apple Watch Ultra 2 worn by a cyclist

Apple Watch Ultra 2 launch reveals all-new features

The new features on the Apple Watch Ultra 2, and lower price, make this an appealing choice for anyone considering an premium smartwatch.

Screenshots form the revamped Fitbit app.
Fitness apps

The redesigned Fitbit app is on its way – here’s what’s new

The updated app, first announced back in August, is finally being rolled out. And it promises to be easier to use.

An older woman checking activity on fitness tracker in gym
Fitness trackers

You love your smartwatch – but chances are, so do bacteria 

Fitness trackers and smartwatches can help people get fitter and healthier. But this study highlights the importance of keeping things clean.

Withings ScanWatch 2
Fitness trackers

The Withings ScanWatch 2’s 24/7 temperature tracking could be particularly useful for older adults

Withings claims that TempTech 24/7 technology is a world first. We ask what makes this different to rival devices.

The Garmin Venu 2 and the Garmin Venu 3 side by side
Trackers & Watches

Garmin Venu 3 vs Garmin Venu 2: which one should you buy?

The Garmin Venu 3 offers new features over the Venu 2, but are they enough to justify spending more? Here’s what we think.