Here is the list of such devices which you can use during the celebration without caring about the after effects.
Holi is just round the corner. This year, the festival of colours will be celebrated on March 20 and 21. But one thing that generally comes associated with Holi is water. Water can hamper your happiness as it can cause damage to your gadgets. The devices may begin malfunctioning should you allow even a single drop of water get inside them.
Luckily there are quite a few waterproof and water resistant devices that should allow you to enjoy the festivities. Here is the list of such devices which you can use during the celebration without caring about the after effects. You really don't need to worry about your devices getting drenched in Holi colours as they come with IP67 and IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. You can definitely try them this Holi to make it a more memorable experience.
JBL GO 2 speaker
When it comes to celebrations, no festival is complete without music. You can use various Bluetooth speakers to play the songs which come with water-proof certification. One such waterproof speaker is the JBL GO 2 speaker which is priced at Rs 2,399 in India. It is a portable, compact Bluetooth speaker which comes with waterproof IPX7 design. Users can easily submerge it while playing or carry it to the poolside or beach. You can wirelessly stream music via Bluetooth for up to 5 hours of continuous JBL quality sound. GO 2 also offers crystal clear phone call experience with its built-in noise-cancelling speakerphone.
JBL Xtreme 2
There is another JBL Xtreme 2 speaker which comes at a price tag of Rs 21,999. JBL Xtreme 2 speaker comes with a rugged fabric and it features an IPX7 rated, fully waterproof feature that allows the user to even submerge the speaker in the water. It is made from splashproof and durable materials, so you don't have to worry about accidental splashes of water. Since this speaker features Bluetooth connectivity, you can wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device. The speaker comes with a 10,000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery which lets you enjoy up to 15 hours of playtime. This speaker features the unique JBL Connect technology that allows you to wirelessly connect it to multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers to let you amplify the sound whenever you want.
ZAAP Hydra Xtreme
Another Waterproof Bluetooth speaker is ZAAP Hydra Xtreme, which comes at a price of Rs 3,299. It features IP65 rating and rubberized exterior, the Zaap Hydra Xtreme Bluetooth speaker is resistant to water, dirt, snow, and shock. Since it has Bluetooth, you can connect this speaker to Bluetooth-enabled devices wirelessly. Its 12 W drivers render 360-degree, high-definition audio. The Echo and Noise Cancelling Technology, along with the inbuilt microphone, makes your calls crisp and clear. ZAAP Hydra Xtreme is compatible with iOS, Android & Windows devices. It comes with a 2,000 mAh battery which claims to offer up to 8 hours of play time with just one full charge.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Freestyle Collection
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Freestyle Collection Bluetooth speakers in India come with a price tag of Rs 6,995. The Bluetooth speaker comes with five different designs including Concrete, Avocado, Patches, Raspberry and Unicorn. The device is rated with IPX7, meaning that it can be emerged in water up to one meter for up to 30 minutes. This means that the speaker can be used in showers, pools, beaches, muddy fields and rainy days. Apart from this, the speaker is drop-proof and can bear the fall up to five feet. The Wonderboom Freestyle Collection can give up to 10-hours of battery and it features 100-foot wireless Bluetooth range. You can also connect up to two Wonderboom speakers to create an immersive audio experience.
Honor Band 4
You can indulge in Holi celebrations with these fitness bands. The first one is Honor Band 4 which is priced at Rs 2,599. The Honor Band 4 is compatible with iPhones running iOS 9.0 or higher or Android devices with Android 4.4 or later. It comes with 0.95-inch AMOLED display with a touchscreen that is protected by a 2.5D curved screen. The band is 50 meters water resistant and can also automatically recognize swim strokes, record swimming speed, distance, and calories. Its sleep monitoring technology is capable of identifying and providing advice on common sleeping issues, such as insomnia, light, and deep sleep, easily awakened excessive dreaming, and irregular sleeping habits. It has a 100mAh battery which claims to offer 6-day battery life.
Huawei Band 3 Pro
The Huawei Band 3 Pro is available for Rs 4,699 and it features a 0.95-inch AMOLED touch display with a resolution of 120 x 240 pixels. The device is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 9 or later and is enabled with Bluetooth 4.2 LE. The Band 3 Pro is resistant to water and dust to up to 50 meters and can track your swim strokes, notify you about the calls/texts and reject or mute them as well. It’s powered by an Apple 3 microprocessor with 384KB RAM, 1MB ROM, and 6MB Flash memory. It comes with a 100mAh battery with a 7-hour usage of GPS, weighs in at 25 grams and measures 45 × 19 × 11 mm.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is priced at Rs 1,999 and is resistant to dust and water to up to 50 meters, meaning the device could well be used for swimming. The Mi Band 3 comes with an improved battery that will last you up to 20 days on a single charge. It has a 0.78 inch OLED touch screen. The adjustable strap length is 155 - 216mm. The Mi Band 3 can display your messages and answer your calls right off its display. It is equipped with a heart rate monitor and can also count the number of steps you took for an entire day as part of its health-based functions.
Huawei Watch GT
The Watch GT from Huawei is available for a price of Rs 15,990 The Huawei Watch GT comes with a 1.39-inch OLED display with a screen resolution of 454 x 454 pixels. The watch is 5 ATM water-resistant for shallow waters, including swimming pools or beachfront swimming. It comes with an optical heart rate sensor and it features Huawei’s TruSeen 3.0 technology that the company claims to offer better heart rate monitoring. Watch GT can last up to 2 weeks on a single charge. It also features a coaching mode that supports workout types like swimming, climbing, and more. It also comes with sleep tracking and there is an inbuilt GPS as well.
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch is currently available in India for Rs 24,990 and Rs 29,990 for the 42mm and 46mm variants respectively. It is certified with MIL-STD-810G military standard and is water resistant to up to 5 ATM with the ability to withstand harsh climates. It features a 1.3-inch Circular Super AMOLED Always-On display with Corning Gorilla DX+, while the 42mm models come with a 1.2-inch screen., both of them featuring a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. It is powered by the company’s in-house Exynos 9110 dual-core processor clocked at 1.15GHz. The Galaxy Watch is backed by 768MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage with a 472mAh battery on the 46mm model and 270mAh power unit on the 42mm version.
Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
The Apple iPhones were launched last year in India. The 64GB variant is priced at Rs 99,900, 256GB option for Rs 1,14,900 and iPhone Xs 512GB option is priced at Rs 1,34,900. Lastly, iPhone Xs Max with 64GB storage option is priced at Rs 1,09,900, 256GB variant for Rs 1,24,900 and Apple iPhone Xs Max 512GB variant is priced at Rs 1,44,900. The smartphones are IP68 certified which makes them dust, dirt, and water resistant. Apple iPhone Xs comes loaded with 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display with a screen resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels with 458ppi pixel density. The iPhone Xs Max features a 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED display with 2688 x 1242 pixels. They come loaded with Apple’s FaceID, which was introduced with Apple iPhone X.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10
The flagship smartphones from Samsung come with an IP68 rating. Galaxy S10 comes with a price tag of Rs 66,900 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option and Rs 84,900 for the 8GB RAM + 512GB storage option. Galaxy S10+ comes with a price tag of Rs 73,900 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, Rs 91,900 for 8GB RAM + 512GB storage option and Rs 1,17,900 for the 1TB storage and 12GB RAM option. Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ feature 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch QHD+ Curved AMOLED display respectively with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Both run on Android 9.0 Pie, which is based on OneUI. The Galaxy S10 is equipped with 3,400mAh battery and Galaxy S10+ with 4,100mAh battery.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
Launched last year, Google Pixel smartphones come with an IP68 rating. Pixel 3 with 64GB is priced at Rs 71,000, while the 128GB variant is priced at Rs 80,000. Google Pixel 3 XL is priced at Rs 83,000 for the 64GB storage option and Rs 92,000 for the 128GB storage variant. The Pixel 3 XL has a screen size of a 6.3-inch display with a screen resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels, while the Pixel 3 is loaded with a 5.5-inch screen with resolution f 2960 x 1440 pixels. Both the smartphones come powered with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with Adreno 630 GPU. The smartphones come runs on Android 9.0 Pie.
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei P20 Pro comes with an IP67 rating. The smartphone comes loaded with a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a screen resolution of 2244 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:7:9. It features triple-camera setup with Leica branding with a 40-megapixel RGB sensor with f/1.8 aperture and focal length of 28mm and lastly, there is a 20-megapixel monochrome lens with f/1.6 aperture. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 970 processor along with Mali-G72 GPU. The phone is backed by a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and it is backed by a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support.
LG V40 ThinQ
LG V40 ThinQ was launched last year with an IP68 rating. It features a 6.4-inch (3120 x 1440 pixels) FullVision OLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 with 537 ppi of pixel density. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU which is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The LG V40 ThinQ comes equipped with five cameras in total with three on the rear and two on the front. The rear setup comes with a combination of 12-megapixel, 16-megapixel and a 12-megapixel. The dual front camera has an 8-megapixel primary camera and a secondary 5-megapixel. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with LG UX and comes packed with 3,300 mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 support.
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