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When you hit the ski shop to equip yourself for the best snowboarding and mountain ski experience, you may be thinking about the right gear to wear, but the latest tech has brought a number of gadgets to most shopping lists, too. After all, the slopes might not be the best place for using a smartphone, but that doesn’t mean that mobile devices don’t have any place at all in a ski experience. They can not only enhance the experience, but they can also provide an important safety feature in case you ever need to call for help.
This is true whether you’re away with some good friends or if you’re taking your children on a kids snowboard adventure. Some of the best snowboarding and ski gadgets are the ones that will help you to remember your trip and keep yourself safe at the same time.
In terms of safety, a smartphone can help you to find the other people in your party if you are ever separated from them, and they can help you to contact emergency responders if you suffer an accident. In fact, once you call, your mobile device can also help those responders to be able to locate you more quickly and easily than might be possible if you didn’t have any gadgets on you.
Of course, not all mobile devices are smartphones. On an increasing basis, people are using wearable digital cameras, like the GoPro, to be able to record their best snowboarding moves from their own perspectives. That can make for some exciting videos and some amazing memories that you’ll be able to edit and save to watch again in the future.
There are a few things that you’ll need to bring with you to make sure that all these mobile gadgets actually perform the way you want them to. For example, keep your phone safe from moisture by sealing it in a plastic zipper bag. Touchscreens will work through the plastic, so this will keep them from getting wet and damaged from snowy mittens or even from being dropped in the snow.
You’ll also want to make sure you can store your rechargeable battery operated devices in a warm pocket that will expose them to your body heat, as much as possible. The colder batteries get, the shorter their life spans. To that end, you might also want to bring a great external battery charger that will let you recharge your device from the comfort of your own pocket. That way, no matter how long you stay out and enjoy yourself on the slopes, your device will never run out of charge.