The reason summer exists...
Samsung Galaxy S5
Bringing your smartphone to the beach is asking for trouble. But if you must take your beloved onto the sand you’ll want one that can survive a dip in the ocean and won’t complain if you rinse the salt off later on. The Galaxy S5 can handle both. $929, samsung.com/au
Want to get serious about your swimming? This smartwatch will track your strokes, distance and keep an eye on your style, too. It also uploads your stats to Garmin Connect for you to pore over later. Could do with a laser for fending off sharks, though. $189, garmin.com/en-au
Nude Audio Super M
Take the Beach Boys to the beach with this handy Bluetooth speaker. It will fit in the back pocket of your boardies, and packs a surprisingly powerful punch given its modest dimensions. It’s also water and sand proof. $129, nudeaudio.com.au