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Waterproof Phone Protection for Kitesurfing

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Created by crakas > 9 months ago, 7 Oct 2018
farNT
QLD, 78 posts
30 Oct 2018 6:09AM
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grouchytiger said..
Has anybody tried a waterproof bluetooth headset linked to a phone in a pouch?


Yep

jackforbes
WA, 530 posts
30 Oct 2018 12:58PM
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Feel for ya buddy, I always thought this ad was a waking nightmare...



Slotted on the face and the boss calls....fk!

grouchytiger
NSW, 9 posts
31 Oct 2018 9:27AM
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farNT said..

grouchytiger said..
Has anybody tried a waterproof bluetooth headset linked to a phone in a pouch?



Yep


Is there any headset you can recommend?

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 772 posts
31 Oct 2018 11:13AM
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Anyone tried the arm-band versions of these "waterproof" pouches?

Piros
QLD, 5487 posts
31 Oct 2018 2:55PM
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Re the Apple watch if you are running apps with cellular on they run flat in 2.5 hours , so for long down winders bad option if you want to call to get picked up.

weebitbreezy
402 posts
31 Oct 2018 8:20PM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..
Anyone tried the arm-band versions of these "waterproof" pouches?


Sounds like a nightmare waiting to happen.

The bags are only something like IP68 so they generally work if you keep them on the inside of your wettie because of the fact that the water pressure isn't very high as the water sloshes around inside the wetsuit. On your bicep the force when you crash is going to be very high so its going to leak. Might be fine for a waterproof phone but asking for trouble for anything else.

When I have been out on call I have some leeway in responding. Its enough to know that I have a call and then I can come back into the beach. Its just delaying things by 5 minutes. Not the end of the world - you could be driving when the call happens and still have to look for a place to park up. Same difference



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