We all love receiving a techy gift for Christmas. It could be anything - a kindle, a new Virtual Reality set, even a Motion Censor Star Wars Yoda Desk Protector (or is that just me?). There's nothing better than unwrapping something cool and new that you didn't even know you really needed, but question where it's been all your life the minute you take it out of the box.
Well, just imagine that feeling and multiply it by 50. Imagine opening a tech gift that will ultimately transform your experience of the watersport you're so passionate about. Whatever it is you're into, there's some kind of device out there that will give you the skills information you need to perform at your best. And we're about to show you some of our favourites. Here are our top 4 gadgets that are amongst some of the best products on the market right now.
The Rip Curl Search Series 2 Watch tracks all the statistics from your session, including the amount of waves you catch, your top speed on the wave, the length of each wave, and the amount of metres/kilometres paddled. Not only that, but prior to your session, you’ll be able to get all the information you need, including the height and direction of the swell, tides and wind.
The Rifles Tide Surf and Womens Maui Mini Tide Watches are great for tide calculation. With 500 pre-programmed tide locations in graph or detailed display, these watches are the perfect combination of function and value. An alarm, stopwatch, countdown timer and light put all the data you need right at your fingertips. Tide display illustrates spring and neap tides, with heights covering 8 hours into the future and 2 into the past.
The OLAS tag combines with the OLAS mobile app to create an affordable, wearable crew tag system, with easy to follow crew overboard recovery guidance. Once the app is downloaded and the tag(s) switched on, if crew leave the vessel or fall overboard the alarm will be triggered. OLAS then offers clear guidance to remaining crew to ensure for a successful MOB recovery and communication with emergency services. OLAS not only records the time and GPS location of where the incident occurred, but also your current GPS location. It clearly illustrates the direction and course to return to the alert GPS location, and monitors live navigation data whilst racing or cruising.
Known in sailing circles for the fantastic design and functions. With a high contrast dot matrix display, new display features and specialist sailing timer functions, it’s no wonder Optimum Time produce the most popular dinghy and yacht sailing watches in Europe.
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