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cell phone for wet use?

As I sail in "wet boats" I need a phone that can get wet. I have a tundra Millitary Spec? It has let me down twice! Maybe I just have a lemon It is big, fat, heavy and slow. Cost as much as the I phone my son has. His went under water and came back to life. My is not a swimmer get it wet and doom is under way. Now I know somebody will say leave your phone at home or at the dock good advice. I am asking What kinds of phones do you all take with you?
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cell phone for wet use?

I don't know about actual Waterproof phones but touchscreen phones are well suited to being used in a waterproof ziplock bag like case. Plus there are plenty of apps for sailing.
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Re: cell phone for wet use?

Do you need a "smart phone" or just voice...?

I have a Motorola Rough Service (VO) with the rubber caps on the plugs and o-ring seal on back battery case...water resistant, shock resistant etc...

Sunk a fishing boat had to swim to shore...phone was in water 10-15 minutes and worked immediatly with no "drying out" needed...

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I don't have an iPhone, but if I did, Life Proof cases are sweet. My aunt was taking underwater photos with her's at my nephews birthday party.
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Re: cell phone for wet use?

Otterbox do a VERY good case for touchscreen phones, fully submergible to something like 5 meters!

I have a cheap iDry case
Its a big bulky, but the best way to use it is stick the phone in a pocket and have a waterproof bluetooth headset... That way you are totally handsfree too!

you could even use witha bluetooth watch too!
I have not got one but I know they exist and can be used to control iPhone and similar, which would (i think) give you at least the core functions of your phone wothout ever having to take it out of your bag/pocket.
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iPhone with a waterproof case. Some of the cases are made for snorkeling or shallow dives.
I have an underwater camera so I use an Otterbox brand case that is highly water an shock resistant, but not submersible.
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Re: cell phone for wet use?

I'm looking at getting one of these phones Welcome to Sonim Technologies - Maker of the World's Toughest Phones. They may lack some features but all the reviews say they are tough.

That said, I keep a cheap nokia pay n talk on board for emergencies and it holding up quite well.
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We have the waterproof cases for our EVO's ,if weather is heavy or we need them. They work ok.

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Re: cell phone for wet use?

Thanks for the input. I want to see what real world people use. I have this high $ rough service Tundra by ATT O ring on the battery shock- water resistant LOL All indications are it is not going to come back to life. They have no plans on making it good this 2nd time :-( I learned this the first time it got damp. I know others are on the water and have adapted and found products that work. Now with your help I must make the wize choice.

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Re: cell phone for wet use?

Squidd I just need basic phone and tex mess GPS would be nice but basic is good enough That is why I did not go for the I phone. I thought I had a phone like yours but its a non swimmer. First time it just got damp. It came back to life that time. It was under for less than 3 min this time but cpr can not save it, Only cold cash can replace it. It will flash a few times like a stobe light and then fade to black.
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