Do you like to go on winter sports around Christmas or in the spring? Then you have probably experienced that you and your travel companions could not reach each other at a time when you would like to. For example, because the reception of your smartphone leaves something to be desired, or because its battery was empty after half an hour due to the cold. Fortunately, there is an excellent alternative: walkie talkies for winter sports while snowboarding or skiing! We are happy to tell you more about this, so read on.
The benefits of walkie talkies on winter sports
Are you still wondering what the benefits of walkie talkie are on winter sports? This has to do with a number of different advantages. We have listed these for you below.
- Easy in use
It is quite easy to use a walkie-talkie for winter sports. Who knows his or her way with a mobile phone can learn in a few minutes how a walkie-talkie works. In addition, a walkie-talkie works with mechanical buttons instead of a touchscreen. This means that you usually don't even have to take off your glove or mitt.
- Less broken than a smartphone
The glass plate on the front of your smartphone sometimes breaks down when you go down on the slopes. With a walkie talkie you will not experience this so quickly.
- No network connection required or subscription costs
Walkie talkies do not transmit via satellite. This means that you do not need a 'connection' to be able to speak to each other and therefore do not have to pay subscription costs. How annoying is it when you are skiing and you want to get in touch with your friend but you can't. That's what those handy walkie-talkies are for!
- More resistant to moisture and cold
Smartphone batteries drain quickly when the phone gets cold. Moisture can even cause your phone to break unless you have a waterproof model. With walkie talkies you are less likely to suffer from this.
What should you pay attention to?
There are different walkie talkies. One walkie talkie may be less suitable than the other walkie talkies for winter sports. That is why we have listed a number of points below that you can pay attention to.
- Robust design
With most walkie talkies this is a mustache. Pay attention and make sure you choose a sturdy and robust model.
- IP Certification
Radios with an IP, such as IP67 or IP68, are water resistant. Immersion to 1 meter and 1.5 meters for 30 minutes, respectively, will not cause any damage. This is useful when you have a soaked ski suit!
At VOX you can transmit without pressing the button, so hands-free! Your winter sports walkie-talkie will then be activated by your voice.
- Wide reach
The most important thing about a walkie talkie for winter sports is that it has a wide range. When you ski down the mountain, you cover relatively large distances in a short time. To ensure that you can always communicate with each other, a range of several kilometers is therefore recommended.
The top 5 walkie talkies for winter sports
Firecom: Wide choice of radios for winter sports
At Firecom, we believe it is important that you can make an informed choice. We have therefore set out as much information as possible for you on our website. In addition, our customer service is always ready for you. Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help you!