Technology changes so fast these days that it’s easy to feel left behind, even when your gadgets are only two or three years old. Travel is one area in which having the latest tech can be super useful, allowing adventurous travellers to completely transform their holiday experience. Whether you are keeping fit in Bangkok or getting some sleep in Mexico City, there are wearable gadgets for every situation.
Wearables – The Tech of the Future
Smartphones have had the rule of the roost for some time now, but have they got a new challenger in wearables? Just as it is unimaginable now to go travelling without a smartphone, there are plenty of wearable gadgets out there that may soon be essential for all travellers.
Travelling isn’t all quiet beaches and tranquil old churches. Sometimes – whether you are sat behind a baby on a long-haul flight, or simply need a few hours kip in a busy city – you just need a bit of peace and quiet. That’s where noise-cancelling earphones come in. QuietOn headphones are at the cutting edge of the market and cancel out distracting noises for complete silence. If you also want a built-in microphone so you can get directions straight from your phone, try the InspEar Active earplugs. These earplugs also translate, perfect for travellers who appreciate some help with languages.
It’s hard to keep track of your fitness while on holiday, even if you are hiking, biking and generally being active. Wearable fitness devices such the Fitbit are a clever way to track your steps and other fitness information. With a Fitbit you can set yourself goals every day to make sure you return from your travels even fitter than when you left.
Smartwatches may have started out as a bit of a gimmick but as the technology has developed they have become increasingly functional. The best bit about a smart watch is how they enable you to move easily around foreign cities without having to get out your expensive smartphone and risk it being snatched from your grasp. The Apple and Android smartwatches will even buzz you in the right direction so there is no need to look down at the watch as you are enjoying new places.
In heavily polluted cities across the world it can be difficult to enjoy the sites without worrying that what you are breathing is not all that good for you. The latest wearable tech such the Clausette’s Wair scarf will monitor the air you breathe as well as UV levels, pollen and more. The most advanced models will even filter the air for you.
Whether your tech is wearable or not, it’s always wise to invest in gadget travel insuranceto protect your new devices. Nothing can disrupt a holiday like a damaged or lost gadget. Travel insurance on its own will likely not cover all of your tech, so it’s worth picking up some gadget travel insurance that covers multiple items. It will only cost you a few pounds and could save you hundreds.
Ethan Bailey is an experienced adventure traveller and insurance expert with the team at Let's Go Insure. Ethan’s passion is to inspire his clients to go just that little bit further, deeper and higher on their travels and his expertise in providing the ideal insurance cover allows them to do just that. If you're looking for the best gadget travel insurance Let's Go works with the most experienced underwriters, intermediaries and insurers to offer a range of competitive insurance without compromising on cover.