As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise higher, many of us will be taking some time to bask in summer’s glory by heading to its defining environment: the beach. With every excursion, the proper gear is necessary to complete and enhance the experience. While bathing suits, sunscreen and beach towels are the obvious culprits, this list is to broaden your mind and introduce you to some tech gear that will complement your beach vacay perfectly and make you cool for the summer. Whether you’re pulling a day trip or a week-long adventure, the gear below will take your beach experience to new heights. Best of all, all of these gadgets are available to rent for a trial period at Lumoid. Before you head off to the coast, complete your packing checklist with the items below.
If you’re going to bring a camera to the beach, you’re going to want one that can stand up to the terrain. And if you want to capture all the fun you’re having, even while playing in the ocean, then you’re going to need an action cam that can capture it all. If you like being under the waves, the GoPro Underwater Explore Kit is for you. Perfect to use while surfing, or when diving hundreds of feet below the surface, it’s a no-brainer for any beach excursion.
Tiny, yet powerful, the Weekender Kit comes complete with Canon’s smallest lens (the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM) paired with their smallest DSLR (the Canon EOS Rebel SL1). As a bonus, this kit also includes a wide angle zoom lens, meaning you can document any and everything you may do or encounter on your weekend trip to the coast.
The Ultimate Ears Roll delivers insane sound in every direction, everywhere you go. This powerful Bluetooth speaker brings your music to all of your activities in a compact design. UE Roll pumps out loud, crisp, 360-degree sound that shouts through the air with deep bass that busts out incredible beats. Best of all, this portable speaker is lightweight, waterproof and comes in a variety of bright, vibrant colors that makes it a beach must-have!
The QuietComfort 20s provide noise cancellation to let you tune out the world and focus on your music, perfect for laying out on the beach, working on your tan and drowning out other beach goers. The inline remote – with Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you – lets you easily manage your music and calls. Bose’s proprietary StayHear ear tips provide a secure and soft fit. The cone shape spreads contact evenly across the ear for maximum comfort, and forms a gentle seal that contributes to the headphones’ full-spectrum noise reduction.
Whether you live in the fast lane or at a more relaxed pace, Activité Pop respects your agenda and never gets in your way. This fashionable, quirky smartwatch measures walking and running steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and sleep. Best of all, for all your beach needs, Withings is a completely waterproof wearable and will even track your swimming, perfect for those racking up laps in the pool or looking to see how many calories they burn in the ocean.
Moov Now is a 2nd generation multi-sport wearable coach. As a wearable, it’s smart, small, light and breathable – what more could you ask for? Moov’s signature 9-axis Omni Motion sensor captures and analyzes your motion in 3D for those looking to use it as a fitness tracker and coach. As for how it holds up on the beach, it’s both water and dust proof, meaning it’ll withstand sea and sand.