Your smartphone does so many things for you that it makes sense it’s a great asset to your outdoor life, from playing sports to cleaning your yard. With warm weather here and summer just around the corner now is a great time to make sure that your phone is helping you when it comes to getting outside, whether it’s helping you with your outdoor business or with your outdoor fitness.
You may want to make sure that you are always keeping your phone charged since you wouldn’t want to end up stuck on a hiking path with you directions how to get back to your car. You may even want to invest in a travel charger for backup (you can find some that are pretty small and can easily be added to a backpack), even better would be to have a solar charger.
Billing, Paying, Working, And Shopping
Smartphones have made it so you can shop online from anywhere. You can get the eBay or Amazon app and pay with Paypal or your bank account. If you’re going to be doing a lot of things in the outdoors you’ll need supplies, like sports gear, hiking boots, and a good lawn mower.
Speaking of lawnmowers, if you run an outdoor business your phone can be a great asset for business as well. Billing software can help you make sure you’re getting paid for mowing lawns or creating beautiful landscapes.
Finding Your Way
Smartphones have made it nearly impossible to get lost, no matter how or where you’re traveling. You don’t just have GPS for when you’re behind the wheel. You can use GPS for hiking, walking, and even when you’re enjoying some fun geocaching.
Of course, with your smartphone, you don’t need a separate GPS for your vehicle, and you can use it to travel to parks and beaches you can’t walk to.
Having Fun With The Kids
Geocaching is a great thing to do with the kids. It’s a way to get out and walk and explore, and you’ll use your GPS to find the items hidden in a park or in your neighborhood. Take a pen with you and some trinkets you can leave behind.
You also have a video camera and a photo camera when you have a smartphone, which means that all of the fun you have can easily be documented. Take pics while you’re out hiking, swimming, building sand castles, and picking berries at the u-pick farm.
If you don’t know what to do in the great outdoors, Google ideas on your smartphone. Why have one if you aren’t going to use it for as much as possible. Plus, in spring and summer, there is always something to do, whether it’s a festival or yoga at the park.