Beach season is in full swing and flocks of vacationers are heading to their favorite oceanside destinations. While you may think that you need to leave your favorite tech items at home, this is no longer the case. Whether you live by a beach or are heading off on an exotic island getaway, bring these handy items along that are designed to make the best of the sand, sun and waves.
Liquid Image Hydra Series Dive Mask
If you plan on spending just as much time in the water as on the beach, this high-tech diving mask is perfect for catching all the underwater action. Fitted with a 720-pixel high-definition camera, the mask can take video, still shots or action bursts. It is easy to turn the camera on and off to save the battery, and it is waterproof up to 130 feet, so it is suitable for diving, snorkeling or just playing in the water.
Samsung Galaxy S7
One of your biggest fears about taking your tech to the beach may be getting sand or water damage. Luckily, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is designed to be dustproof and water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about it getting ruined while you’re at the beach. It also has a large battery so you don’t have to find a charger and plug half way through the day.
MinoxSuntimer UV Radiation Monitor Watch
Not much ruins a vacation like getting a bad sunburn. But it’s all too easy to forget to reapply sunblock when you are having too much fun on the beach. The MinoxSuntimer watch estimates how much sun you are getting and when it’s time to put on another layer of SPF. It adjusts the time based on whether you are sitting in the shade or if you go inside. You can even program in your skin type and what SPF your sunblock is so it can personalize your UV monitoring.
Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 Wireless Speaker
There’s nothing quite like listening to your favorite tunes while relaxing on the beach, but you don’t want to lug around a giant boom box or worry about hooking up a bunch of cords to your smartphone. To solve this problem, Shape.com suggests the Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell speaker. It is waterproof and shockproof and can hold it’s battery charge for up to 16 hours. The small, stylish speaker uses Bluetooth to connect to your devices and has a unique mountainous shape that is designed to carry sound up to 35 feet.
Garmin Vivosmart Fitness Tracker
If you are not one to slack off of your workout routine, even when on vacation, a beach-friendly fitness tracker is the perfect addition to your list of must-have gadgets. The Garmin Vivosmart is waterproof up to 150 feet, so you can use it to track land-based exercise as well as your swimming routines, diving and snorkeling. It doubles as a waterproof watch and monitors your heart rate, all while maintaining a sleek unobtrusive look that goes with any outfit — or swimsuit.