4 great tech gadgets for kayakers

December 13, 2015

Four great tech gadgets for kayakers

Kayaking is a great way to get outdoors and escape into nature. But just because kayaking is an active outdoor activity doesn't mean that avid kayakers can't benefit from the use of technology. Here are four great tech gadgets that can help kayakers get more out of their time on the water.

4 great tech gadgets for kayakers

1. Waterproof fitness tracker

A completely waterproof fitness tracker can be safe to wear when swimming or kayaking. And it can tell you things like your heart rate, how many calories you've burned, and how far you've travelled.

For anyone with fitness or weight loss goals that loves to kayak, one of these fitness trackers can help you understand how your kayaking can help you meet your goals.

2. Portable GPS

A portable GPS device that can attach to a kayak and help paddlers keep track of where they're going is something any adventurous kayaker should have with them. This kind of device can help them figure out where they are in almost any conditions.

Plus, some portable GPS devices come preloaded with maps of cities, rivers, and lakes worldwide, so finding your way around can be much easier. Models that include these maps also usually include tide charts to help navigate waters you've never been to before.

And, most importantly, there are several water resistant portable GPS devices. This is the most important feature for this sort of device, since its water resistance will help it keep working even if it gets splashed or dunked in water.

3. GoPro Hero HD Waterproof Action Camera

If you want to get all the action you experience out on the water on camera so you can relive it with your loved ones, then you should invest in an action camera.

These action cameras are specially designed to take high quality video of fast moving objects and from fast moving positions. This means that even if you're barrelling through rapids, an action camera can capture your adventure as you see it. Plus, many of these cameras are mountable on your helmet or kayak.

Many of these cameras also have a built-in battery, microphone and ultra-wide-angle lens, so you can capture the entire view of your surroundings.

4. Waterproof audio system

If you like to listen to music when you're on the go, get yourself a waterproof audio system.

These systems are music players that come in various shapes in sizes. What they have in common, though is that they can play music from a cell phone or MP3 player. Best of all, many of these systems can protect your MP3 player from the elements, including deep water, when they're connected.

These players generally use the same sort of rechargeable batteries that your smartphone does.

So, pick up a waterproof audio system and allow yourself to hear your favourite tunes while you're out enjoying the beauty of mother nature.

Combine kayaking and technology

If you want to have an easier time tracking your fitness, getting around, recording what you see, or listening to some music while you're out on the water in your kayak, one of these four pieces of tech could be for you.

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