It may feel as if Summer is a million miles away right now, but with Black Friday just around the corner and great deals available on last minute travel sites like Owners Direct. If you’re so much as thinking about going on a tropical holiday next year, you should really stock up now on all your waterproof gadgets.
Without further ado, here are some of the best on the market right now:
Olympus Tough TG-4
If you want to explore the water and capture the moment, then there are many great waterproof cameras on the market. The 16MP Olympus Tough TG-4 is one of the best and can withstand depths of up to 50 metres, so if you’re on a diving expedition, out at sea or near the shore, you can snap away at the marine life, coral reef and fellow travel partners.
The camera still produces quality photographs underwater and can endure extreme weather conditions. It well set you back around £280. If you want to take photos on your smartphone around water but are without a waterproof model, then purchase a case from LifeProof.
The free Power case will protect your handset at depth of 2 metres for up to an hour making it ideal for around the pool snaps and picture perfect photos on the shore.
Taking photographs underwater is great of course, however, if you want to keep your hands free, then we have a problem. Don’t panic though, as the GoPro Hero4 Session can come to the rescue!
The GoPro is attached to headwear and will record your underwater adventures up to a depth of ten metres. The Hero4 Session is one of the cheaper GoPro models at £160, with dearer models available that are able to withstand depths of 40 metres.
If you’re going to be doing a lot of swimming on your tropical holiday, which of course is likely as it’s a great way to cool off, then you may wish to listen to music whilst doing so. However, that can often be quite difficult without headphones.
Finis has come up with a solution so solve this struggle, the Duo uses bone conduction technology to broadcast the music into your inner ear. This is the end of lost earbuds and with 4GB of memory and seven hours of battery life, you can listen to as many songs as you want during as many lengths as you want for just £85.
Underwater gadgetry has reached its peak with the Seabob F5 and it’s certainly on the pricey side at £6,000 but it’s definitely worth it. It’s similar to a jet ski, but works beneath the surface of the water and allows you to whir around and explore the azure waters of whatever tropical climate you happen to be in, and get up close and personal with the fishes.