With the rise of technology, it has become essential to keep up to date with the latest gadgets that help you get the absolute most out of your water sport. Whether it’s to aid you in a competitive sense and helping to gain a personal best, there are a load of techy gadgets out there that you absolutely need to try.
Platysens Marlin GPS Swim Meter – price $150 (£116 approx.)
Platysens Marlin GPS swim meter is a handy piece of kit for any swimming enthusiast, especially those in competitio. It handily tracks your records and routes, giving you information relating to your laps and stroke rate. The best part about this amazing water sport gadget is that it uses voice technology, giving real-time audio feedback even underwater. This is the perfect swimming companion for anyone who’s interested in improving their swim times. Get yours here.
FX-Sport VR-1 – price £129
FX-Sport VR-1 – the ultimate companion if you enjoy music in the water. At a rather cheap price for what you’re getting, these headphones are completely waterproof so are fabulous for sports, such as surfing and bodyboarding. The best part is that they have a five-hour battery life and the option of a silicone skin if you’d like more of a grip. Buy yours online here.
SeaSeekers Underwater Scuba Mask for Snapchat Spectacles
This is a really high-tech piece of kit for social media lovers—the scuba mask allows you to Snapchat your diving/snorkelling experience. The goggles allow for up to 30 minutes of Snapchat video and can be used in depths of up to 150 feet. The only downside is that for the moment SeaSeekers Underwater Scuba Masks for Snapchat are only available to Royal Caribbean guests.
Airbuddy Tankless Dive System (available for pre-order)
This gadget allows you to dive in your own time, this makes snorkelling easier without the need of a hefty air tank. The AirBuddy is small, easy to use and is great for reef diving; it can also be used for diving training.
The compressor accounts for up to 45 minutes and a depth of 40 feet, allowing you to gain fresh air from the surface. Buy your AirBuddy Tankless Dive System here.
Suunto D4i Novo Dive Computer – price £505
This is a great underwater computer for any water sport, but the best part about the Suunto D4i Novo is the fact that it’s watch -sized. The computer comes with various different options, such as a dive planner and wireless air integration, letting you know your air cylinder pressure and remaining air time. Not only that, but all the information can be easily uploaded to your PC or Mac. Buy your Suunto D4i Novo Dive Computer here.
GoPro for Water Sports
GoPro – arguably one of the most essential gadgets for any water sport. With additional water accessories to get the most out of your water experience, they are super sustainable and worth a lot of money. The waterproof casket will make sure that your GoPro doesn’t break, and you’re pretty much good to go. Check out different types of Go Pros here.
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