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Published on May 9th, 2019 | by The GC Team

Hoover introduces stick-vac-cum-fitness-tracker

Hoover has launched a WiFi cordless stick vacuum cleaner that promises no loss of suction and can monitor the number of calories burned while in use.

The H-Free 800 multifunctional appliance with removable handheld offers “hyper powerful performance” throughout its 35-minute runtime due to a 220W brushless motor, Hoover’s unique HSpin-Core+ technology and a large exhaust filter.

The unit can be monitored through Hoover’s Wizard app, which provides statistics, maintenance information, product hints/tips and additional settings, and allows users to check the battery status, when it was last used and for how long.

It also acts as a fitness tracker (of a sort!) as it monitors the number of calories the user burns while vacuuming. Commercial gimmick or genuine benefit? Catrin Davies, senior product manager at Hoover SDA, said the feature can complement the user’s exercise regime.

The H-Free 800 switches easily between different types of floors and offers a Turbo boost option to maximise suction power. It also has a continuous power mode which helps prevent ‘trigger finger’.

A range of accessories include a turbo brush, a radiator tool and up-to-top adaptor for reaching above shelving.

“Smart home appliances are making their way into more and more homes and, whilst some may think the tech is a bit niche for now, investing in a connected model will future-proof the purchase and increase the product’s capabilities substantially.” Davies commented.

www.hoover.co.uk

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