Today this will be a very much interesting article for all gadgets lovers around the world. We always worried about our costly gadgets getting damaged on rain. Or what if it drops accidentally in your bathtub? Or even what if your friends throw you into the pool in the pool party and after that you realize your smartphone is in your pocket? Sometimes you may also wish to capture some good snaps of your children playing in the pool but you are worried about getting your phone or camera damaged. So it would be the best gift for any gadgets and also for their users to have the facility of waterproof protections. So I thought to find out some good waterproof gadgets which can reduce our worriedness to a great extent.
In this article, I am discussing on 12 gadgets from 3 different categories. Each device is having a good amount of coverage from the water. So let’s begin the device list along with their waterproof features.
Category #1: Waterproof Smartphones & Tablets
First, I will be telling you about the Smartphones & Tablets. Here I am covering total 4 smartphones and one tablet.
1. Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge (Smartphones):
These are the name of two smartphones from Samsung Galaxy S7 editions. Both of these are really premium smartphones. These are the latest version from Samsung Galaxy S series.
Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are having an IP68 rating in it. That means you will not only get to enjoy water protections but at the same time, you can also enjoy protection against dust also. So from now onwards, those who love to do adventures in every aspect of their life can enjoy these phones in their adventure also. You will get to enjoy full protection against water even if you are in underwater up to 5 feet and for up to 30 minutes.
2. Sony Xperia Z5 & Z5 Compact (Smartphones):
Next, it’s time to let you know about two smartphones from Sony. Sony has brought to us again two latest models, one is Xperia Z5, and the other is Xperia Z5 Compact. In the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact, they have provided their customers the satisfactions of staying in peace even if there is an uncertain heavy rainfall and even if there is a dust around your phones. So both this models is also very good in terms of water and dust. Xperia Z5 has an IP68 rating and Xperia Z5 Compact comes with a rating of IP65/68.
3. Sony Xperia Z4 (Tablet):
Sony has brought to us another brand new tablet Sony Xperia Z4 with lots of features and attractions. Along with the other great features, in this tablet, you will also get the option of water resistance. So you can enjoy this tablet in any place like the beach, swimming pool, any vacation spots where there is water. So a tablet with a waterproof protection feature is really awesome because it helps us to enjoy our gadget more reluctantly without just thinking much. The IP rating of Sony Xperia Z4 is IP65/68.
Category #2: Waterproof Cameras
Now I will concentrate towards the next category, digital & action cameras. Camera with waterproof protections is really a very precious matter for photography lovers. So I have handpicked 4 different types of cameras to help you in this matter.
1. Nikon COOLPIX AW130 (Point & Shoot Camera):
With the help of this Nikon COOLPIX AW130 camera, you can enjoy any moments of your life. No need to worry even if you want to enjoy it in water related activities like doing snorkeling, SCUBA diving, rafting or fishing. Even you can enjoy this camera while doing skiing or snowboarding because it is freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. It is waterproof up to 100 feet underwater.
2. Olympus TOUGH TG-4 (Point & Shoot Camera):
Next camera is Olympus TOUGH TG-4. This one will give you water resistance up to 50 feet and freezeproof up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only that you will also get the HDR mode which will help you to take multiple automatic combines snaps with a good quality lighting and shadow. So genuinely this one is very eye catching feature for any camera of this category.
3. Nikon 1 AW1 (Mirrorless Camera):
Nikon introduced us lots of good and professional camera in our past and so this is one of the best brands in the camera market. There will be no questions against that. So again, for now, Nikon has given us one great mirrorless camera Nikon 1 AW1, which is very good in terms of waterproofing factor. This camera has introduced to us as the world’s first waterproof interchangeable lens camera. So along with the great professional picture quality of a mirrorless camera, go and enjoy this to take some beautiful underwater memories. Capture your memories with Nikon 1 AW1 while doing swimming, snorkeling, and even SCUBA. This camera can go up to 49 feet deep into the water or sea.
4. GoPro HERO 4 (Action Camera):
HERO4 from GoPro is a sports and action camera. This is an award-winning camera with great features that can attract all professional action and sports videographers. This particular action camera can give you the opportunity to enjoy your underwater photography up to 131 feet (i.e. 40 meters). It can prove to be best for professional photographers and SCUBA drivers.
Category #3: Waterproof Smart Watches
Let me now switch towards smartwatch. Because I do feel that this particular category is really creating huge responses for lots of reasons. The reasons can vary from highly professional to highly health related. And being a watch it is very important to give the option of water resistance. So let me share with you 5 such waterproof smartwatches which can make your life little bit easier.
1. Sony SWR50 (Smartwatch):
SWR50 is a smartwatch from a very renowned brand named called SONY. Its specialty is its waterproof guarantee that you can get from it. Its waterproof rating is IP58. That means you can enjoy it while doing swimming in a pool or even in a shower or even in a bathtub. So from now you will no need to take tension for getting it spoiled in water.
2. Samsung Gear Fit (Smartwatch):
Gear Fit is another smartwatch from Samsung. We are already familiar with Samsung products. They are claiming that you can enjoy this watch from wearing it for 24/7. So go and enjoy every moment of your life with this watch. For your knowledge let me tell you about its water rating and that is IP67. So enjoy the water with it up to 1 meter in depth.
3. Samsung Gear S2 (Smartwatch):
Gear S2 is another smartwatch from Samsung. Well, the IP rating for this Samsung smartwatch is IP68. That means it will give you full coverage against sweating while you do any sort of fitness regime or any other sweating activities. So if you are health conscious, don’t worry, this smartwatch will definitely help you in your regime.
4. LG Watch (Smartwatch):
LG is our known brand and we rely on this brand as we do for other brands. So they are telling that we can rely on their LG Watch smartwatch for doing any sort of water activities. But do forget to keep in mind that the watch should not be immersed in water for more than 30 minutes and the depth of the water should be not more than 1 meter. So any activities that can be done by obeying their warning can be done without any tension. Their IP rating is IP67. So again here is a very good product from a well-known brand.
5. Motorola Moto 360 (Smartwatch):
Last but not the least, the Moto 360 smartwatch is from our Motorola brand. Again this is also a very old and renowned brand. The IP rating of this watch is IP67. That means you can enjoy doing any activity that allows you or your watch to immerse in water that should not be more than 3 feet in depth and not more than 30 minutes. The water should have to be clear water as it is IP67. And you cannot enjoy it while you do swimming because it does not have the capacity of taking under water pressure. So it is sure, it can protect the watch in your day to day activities.
Hope you will like my hand picked water resistance gadgets. So if it can bring some help to you then it will definitely make my attempt at providing this information to you as successful. To read more guides and reviews on latest waterproof gadgets you can visit TheGoodGears.com. Also, if you find this article helpful or if you have any other good waterproof gadgets in mind, feel free to share it using the below comment form. Have a great day!