So the holidays are over, and now you’ve got a wad of gift cards to your favorite boating supply retailers burning a hole in your pocket. What to do?
Time to go shopping for the latest gadgets, of course! Shop now to make sure you’re kitted out for when the season starts up again in March. And if you need some help deciding what to spend your bounty on, we’ve got a few suggestions.
The GoPro HERO Session waterproof camera combines wearability with the latest in audio and video technology to capture your most spectacular boating adventures. New features include time-lapse and burst photos, and the simple one-button control means you’ll never miss a moment of action. Plus, it’s waterproof to 33 feet without housing.
So you set out on the water with your phone’s battery merrily rolling along in the green zone … and by lunchtime you’re in a “code red” situation. Kodiak Mini 2.0 power bank to the rescue! This made-for-the-outdoors charger is as rugged as you are — it’s waterproof (with the lid closed), water resistant, dustproof, shockproof, and even functional all the way down to -4 degrees F. Plus, at 3.2 ounces and just over 3 inches long, it’s small and light enough to live happily in just about any pocket.
Just like you, the Garmin quatix 3 marine watch was made for the water. It comes with a trunkload of navigation features — including three-axis compass, altimeter, and barometer — as well as easy-to-use apps that include a fish catch counter, anchor watch, and more.
Okay, so it may not be a “gadget” per se, but this sleek outerwear features some pretty advanced technology to protect you from cold, wind, and rain — and look sharp while doing it. Make sure you’re prepared for those chilly first few weeks of the season with this colorblock wind jacket from Mercury Racing.
Fish don’t stand a chance when you set out with the Garmin STRIKER 4 fishfinder on board. Mark and return to fishing hotspots, docks and boat ramps, and scroll through sonar history to mark waypoints you may have missed. Add convenient keypad operation and a tilt-swivel mount, and this small wonder is a must-have for any serious fishing enthusiast.