Published On: Wed, Apr 18th, 2018

4 gadgets that you won’t want to go on vacation without

Packing for vacation is hard. Firstly, you’ve got the battle to make everything fits in a suitcase that has definitely shrunk since you chucked it to the back of the closet after last summers trip. Then you’ve got the decision to make over which items to leave behind, which is normally followed by the nagging doubt that you’ve actually left something quite important at home.

So what are the travel essentials that you need to make sure you have for every holiday? From a quality digital camera to capture the beauty of the great outdoors, to a fitness tracker to see how many steps you’ve covered trekking around one of Europe’s classic cities, here are four gadgets that you won’t want to go on vacation without.

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A camera to capture all those memories

While the quality of cameras in smartphones may be getting better and better, they still can’t hold a torch to that of a proper digital camera. Having the highest quality photos available to you will allow you to capture all those great moments and breathtaking sights so that you can never forget the amazing time you had on vacation. Our memories may fade, but pictures never do. Have a look at Sigma Rumors Reviews for some great photography equipment for your vacation.

A power bank for phone charging

When you are on vacation, chances are you’re going to have to dive into the world of Google Maps at some point to locate a hotel or landmark. Or you’ll need to find a restaurant or bar that is suitable for having dinner in. Or check a train or plane time on the internet. Basically, vacations can be a killer for smartphone batteries which means that the chances of running out of juice become very high, a dangerous game in foreign climates. Making sure you have a fully charged power bank on you will ensure that that problem never has to arise and would explain why the global power bank market is set to reach $17.2 billion in value by 2020.

An eBook for relaxing with a page turner

A digital page turner, that is. Before the invention of eBooks, you’d often find vital space in a suitcase taken up by a collection of paperbacks ready for every scenario from a day relaxing on the beach to an afternoon stuck in doors because of the weather. Now, you can simply pick up a device like an Amazon Kindle, load it up with all your favorite books and never be more than a click away from reading whatever genre or story you desire at that particular moment in time.

A fitness tracker to see how many miles you’ve covered

Over half of American’s report using a wearable fitness tracker at least once a day and they are becoming a must-have gadget for vacations. If you’re on a sightseeing holiday that is going to involve lots of walking, it’s often fascinating to find out just how many steps and miles you have covered in a day. They can even let you know how many calories you’ve burned, which can come in handy when it is time to decide whether to splurge on the unhealthiest desert on the menu.

Author: Carol Trehearn

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