January 05, 2021
Snowmobiling is a fun and exciting winter activity, but there are risks involved as well. One of the critical aspects of staying safe on your snowmobile adventure is having the right equipment. In addition to the proper clothing and helmet, you'll need to keep your phone safe with the right phone case.
Some people bring a GPS when they go snowmobiling, but many people use their cell phones as a GPS. Cell phones have GPS capabilities and access to maps. They also allow you to communicate with other riders or call for help if needed. Regardless of whether you have a GPS, you need a working cell phone out on the trail. Better safe than sorry certainly applies here.
While your cellphone is necessary, snowmobiling poses some risks for your phone. Snow is frozen water, and water is the enemy of cell phones. Cold temperatures can also damage your phone or quickly drain your battery.
The ugo™ 2.0 phone case offers the protection you need. It is completely waterproof. If snow is falling or your phone falls into the snow, it can easily get water damage. When your phone gets cold and then warm, there's a risk of condensation. This moisture can get inside your phone and damage it.
The waterproof phone pouch has a waterproof zipper and RF welding. It's also airtight, which means your phone will float in the water. If you plan to cross rivers or lakes on your snowmobile, this feature could save your phone and possibly your life. If it's lost in frigid water, you can retrieve it from the surface. The insulated waterproof phone pouch protects your phone from all forms of moisture (including condensation), cold, and holds a few essentials that you need to keep protected as well.
Other than water, cold is the biggest risk to your phone when you are snowmobiling. It can damage your LCD screen and drain your battery. The liquid inside the LCD screen can freeze. The screen won't function correctly, and it is more susceptible to cracking. Your battery isn't able to release its electrical charge to power your phone in extreme cold. The chemicals inside your battery become sluggish, which also impacts your battery.
Phones have different specifications, but Apple states that your phone shouldn't be used in temperatures below 32 degrees. When you are snowmobiling, the movement gives you, and your phone, extra exposure to the cold. At 32 degrees, you can expect your phone to lose 20% of its charge, and it goes downhill quickly from there.
The ugo™ 2.0 phone pouch has a layer of insulation to protect your phone from the cold. The airtight seal provides extra insulation. You may be surprised to learn that air is an excellent insulator. Dressing in layers provides extra warmth because of the air between the layers. You can think of the insulated waterproof pouch as a winter coat for your phone, helping to keep it warm in extreme temperatures.
There are a few ways you can secure your phone while you are snowmobiling. You can place it in a zippered pocket in an inner layer of clothing. However, you may have to remove a few layers if you need to access your phone. You can also use the hypalon hook with the waterproof phone pouch, so you know that your phone is secure. The ugo™ 2.0 case also includes a crossbody strap. You can use the strap to keep the phone close to your body, helping to keep your phone warm, or attach it to your sled, so it doesn’t fly off while riding.
The best way to use your phone when snowmobiling is to invest in a Bluetooth helmet so that you can connect the helmet to your phone and then give voice commands. The touchscreen is fully functional when your phone is in the pouch. However, you will have to stop the snowmobile and remove your gloves to use the phone if you aren't using a hands-free method. A hands-free approach also allows you to secure the phone close to your body for extra warmth.
Enjoy your snowmobiling adventure with peace of mind with the waterproof phone pouch. Your phone is an essential piece of safety gear when you are on the trail. The ugo™ 2.0 phone pouch protects your phone and helps keep you safe on your journey.
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