UA Hovr InfiniteCool factor 3/5Usability 4/5Value for money 4/5 It’s not often you have to do a Bluetooth pairing with your running shoes. But that’s the standout feature of the new Under Armour (UA) Hovr Infinite trainers, or takkies as we call them in SA. Not only are they superbly comfortable running shoes, but the sensor in the right heel measures a bunch of useful metrics — the length of your stride, speed and distance, cadence and pace. If you’re an active runner it’s much more helpful than to a nonpractising health fanatic like me who is trying to be a lapsed nonpractising health fanatic by starting to run again. (I was an avid runner in my youth.) The sensor syncs with UA’s MapMyRun app to give you all this data on your phone. These are not the first running shoes to have an embedded sensor, but they are certainly the slickest I’ve tried. And there is a certain novelty to having an accelerometer in your shoe, given that this is usually a sensor that is found only in smartpho...

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