Summer means it’s time for you to have fun outside. But when you’re out and about, having the right tech gadgets is important to make your summer adventures more comfortable and safe.
Here are the cool tech gadgets you should carry along this summer to stay healthy in the heat.
1. Smart Water Bottle
You’ve probably heard you should drink at least eight glasses of water daily. And if there ever was the best time to drink water consistently, summer is it. SKF Elixer suggests that we should drink more water during summer because we lose more water through sweat as our body tries to cool down.
This might sound daunting, especially if you forget to drink water like so many people. Billi reports that based on a study conducted by Britvic, 80% of people think they have to be reminded to drink more water.
You should consider getting a smart water bottle if you’d love to avoid a foggy mind, dehydration, lower energy levels, and other problems caused by not drinking enough water during warmer times. There are so many smart water bottles on the market these days, with varying costs and additional features, but they all remind you to drink more water.
Some smart water bottles, like the HidrateSpark PRO and REBO GO, also track your water intake and recommend a daily water intake based on your preferences or body specifications. Typically, the advanced bottles connect to an app on your phone to function efficiently.
Most advanced smart water bottles cost at least $70. However, you can buy simpler ones, like the ICEWATER 3-in-1 Smart Water Bottle, for about $17, and you’ll still be reminded to drink water. Bye-bye, dehydration, and welcome summer fun!
2. Fitness Tracker
While you’re out and about during summer, maybe hanging out with friends, it’s not a bad idea to set up fitness goals and track your progress with a fitness tracker. Besides, Dr. Dani Gordon told Fast Company that summer is the best time to set new fitness goals. The extended daylight hours typically improve your mood and energy and allow you to spend more time outside.
Even if you don’t intend to work out during the summer, a fitness tracker can help you monitor your steps, heart rate, calories burned, sleep patterns, and other metrics. If you get a waterproof one, you can even use it on beach days. This will keep you on top of your health with minimal effort.
Although this type of device typically costs a lot, which is probably the biggest con of buying a fitness tracker, you can get a Fitbit Inspire 3 for under $100. If you do buy one, ensure you get the most out of your fitness tracker.
3. Portable Fans
Despite all the fun and games, summer can get really hot. You might need some cooling relief.
Well, you can take a portable mini fan along to stay cool wherever your summer adventure takes you. You can plug these little gadgets into your power bank, laptop, and even phone any time you need a refreshing breeze.
Many portable fans are available, and the great thing is that they’re usually affordable. You can get rechargeable or battery-powered ones, depending on how you’d prefer to keep them working.
4. Insect Repellent Devices
During the warmer months, mosquitoes and bugs are inevitable in many parts of the world. Expect a lot of bites, stings, and buzzes around you. However, with insect-repellent devices, you can protect yourself.
You’ve probably heard of these gadgets, and maybe you’ve attached some good skepticism. We’re not recommending mosquito bracelets, ultrasonic, or light-based repellent devices because, according to a study cited by CBS, these don’t work. Only plant-based and synthetic repellents or those with the active ingredient DEET are said to be effective.
Some rechargeable mosquito repellents use metofluthrin or d-trans-Allethrin—synthetic pesticides—to keep insects away. Although you’ll eventually need to replace the repellents, fuel cartridges, or batteries, all you have to do is situate the devices or clip them onto your belt to scare the bugs away.
5. Smartwatch or GPS Device
Great smartwatches have excellent battery life (some even enable solar charging), GPS functionality so that you don’t get lost, waterproofing, and the ability to connect to external sensors.
You can use smartwatches to navigate new routes, check the weather, receive notifications, control your music, and more without pulling out your smartphone. If they’re waterproof, you can wear them while swimming or diving.
While uncommon, you might also consider a handheld GPS device instead, especially if you’re going hiking, geocaching, or cycling. These devices are uncommon because almost all smartphones have GPS and maps built in. However, handheld devices are better suited for more serious outdoor uses, as they are specifically built for tracking.
Make the Most of Your Healthy Summer Adventures
With these clever tech gadgets, you can enjoy summer while staying connected, comfortable, healthy, and safe. So, don’t forget to take them along before you head out for some warm fun!