It’s that time of the year when the clouds have come to our rescue. The monsoons have only begun to provide a much-needed respite from the relentless heat that we’ve suffered in the summers. Wherever you look, flora and fauna really flourishes in this season. There’s never a better time to spend some quality time with nature and experience it in all its glory by going on a trek. Are you already panicking about what will happen to your gadgets? Don’t worry, we’ve come a long way from stuffing all our tech into plastic bags. Most gadgets, nowadays, are more than capable of facing the brunt of water. So, when you're packing for your next monsoon trek, the gear you carry with you can also include these tech picks.

GoPro Hero 7 Black




The GoPro range of action cameras has had a long history of being extremely reliable at keeping humans company on “wild rides”. These waterproof cameras make shooting adventures as easy as just clicking a button. With a wide range of supported mounts, you can capture just about any sport or activity with this camera. The new Hero 7 Black also boasts of GoPro’s new HyperSmooth video stabilisation that gives gimbal-like smoothness to captured videos.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom




What good is a trek without some music to liven it up! The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is an excellent portable Bluetooth speaker that is IPX7 certified. That means it's not only safeguarded against rains, but also against a swim in the pool. Not to forget, the UE Wonderboom is one of the best sounding speakers in its segment.

Redmi Note 7 Pro




If you’re looking for a new phone that can accompany you on your risky adventures, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the perfect pick. The phone isn’t waterproof but has a P2i nano-coating that makes it splash-proof and capable of handling light rains. The phone also makes use of Gorilla Glass 5, both on the back and front, which makes it more durable to scratches and cracks. Apart from being rugged, the Note 7 Pro is also a formidable phone that offers great performance, commendable cameras and reliable battery backup.

Fitbit Versa Lite




Fitness trackers are not just great for tracking exercises and physical activity, they’re also very handy in situations where it’s not as practical to use the phone for simple tasks. The Fitbit Versa Lite is a comprehensive fitness tracker that is also capable of 24/7 heart-rate tracking. The tracker connects with your smartphone to displays notifications and control music too. It’s truly the perfect companion for the adventure-junkie in you.

JBL Endurance Dive Wireless Earphones




If you’re a solo rider and aren’t too keen on being accompanied by humans, there’s a good chance that listening to music is your jam. But with the monsoons around, it’s recommended to get a pair of earphones that are made for the rains. The JBL Endurance Dive are waterproof earphones that you can wear even while swimming. JBL has also included a microSD card slot from which you can play music directly. Considering the use-case of these earphones, this is a very thoughtful feature as there’s a good chance that you might not have your phone around to play music via Bluetooth.

Like this story? Also read: The ultimate guide to monsoon photography
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