Great New Tech for a Day On the Water


By Kylie Ora Lobell

A trip to the shore is the perfect way to escape the summer madness for the day, but unplugging completely might not be in your best interest. Upgrading your outdoor gear with some new tech can help you make the most of your afternoon—whether you plan on reeling in something tasty to grill for dinner, being a local Jacques Cousteau, or simply catching up on some laps.

Here, Fishy Fishy . . .

Mount the H2 Electronic Fishing Call Package by HydroWave to you boat, get out on the lake, find a good spot, and watch your fish finder blow up. This little device mimics the sounds and vibrations typically made by your prey’s prey.

It is shockproof and waterproof, and has a 2.5-inch liquid crystal display. The sound is 16-bit CD quality, meaning it’ll come in clear to all the fish around. You won’t be waiting around all day for that perfect catch anymore.

Blow Your Friends’ BBQ Selfies out of the Water (Literally)

Whether you come upon dayglow butterflyfish off a reef in Maui or cute little hermit crabs on Cape Cod, you’ll want to share the experience with your friends. Document all of your snorkeling adventures (and white water rafting trips, rain dances, and pool tea parties) with the GoPro HERO Session.

This cutting-edge, teeny-tiny camera is waterproof up to 33 feet, has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and can automatically rotate images right-side-up if you get turned around. With the built-in battery, you can record for up to two hours and not worry about recharging.

Summer Olympics 2020?

If swimming is your cardio of choice, but chlorine just isn’t your scene, the Vivoactive Smart Watch by Garmin is for you. It’s not so easy to count laps in a lake or the ocean, but this bit of new tech can keep track of interval time and distance, stroke count, calories burned, and more. Not only does this smartwatch have a 5 ATM water rating, but it vibrates and displays alerts when you receive texts, calls, emails, and social media notifications on your smartphone.

When you’re on the go and having fun by the water, adding some new tech to your outdoor gear can enhance your overall experience—throughout the summer and beyond.

Buy the HydroWave H2 Electro to attract the biggest catches this summer—click here to scope it out now through Bass Pro Shops!


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