Inflatable pool toys your kids will love

January 23rd, 2014

 

Everyone loves swimming, in fact, for most kids it is one of the best parts about summer. With this in mind, you may want to think about searching for some pool toys to make this summer a bit more fun for them. One of the best parts about searching for inflatable pool floats at the start of spring is that you will still be able to find some items on clearance from last year allowing you to save a lot when you actually get to purchasing the items.
At the same time, if you do not find what you are looking for exactly most stores is going to start bringing out their summer stock so you will have an even wider selection to choose from that features both old and new. Since most stores will also start running sales on their inflatable pool toys now is an excellent time to buy even if you do find clearance items that you like, because once swimming season is officially underway they are not going to offer the same drastic sales on popular items. Therefore, now is the time to buy if you want to make sure that you get the most for your money.

 

Timex Expedition WS4, The Ultimate Outdoor Sports Watch

January 4th, 2014

 

The Timex Expedition WS4 watch is an amazing array of technology compacted into a single instrument wearable on your wrist. To call it a watch almost belittles it. The WS4 is a weather station, a navigation tool and a chronograph. The WS4 is an rugged highly functional tool that should be on the wrist of every outdoorsmen.

In terms of being a weather station, the WS4 can tell you at a glance air temperature, water temperature, and barometric pressure. It will actually forecast weather for you for the upcoming 12-24 hours. When you are out in the backcountry or up in the mountains being forewarned can be a forewarning that prevent disaster.

As a navigational aid, the WS4 features both an altimeter and highly accurate digital compass. Being able to track elevation and changes in elevation can be very helpful in pinpointing your position on an elevation map. It also can help you track climbing progress in mountainous conditions. The WS4 will even record your maximums and minimums and allow you to review previous stats. The built-in digital compass even has an adjustable declination angle to improve its accuracy even further.

Others features included in the sport watches for men are a stopwatch, an upto 100 hour countdown timer, a stopwatch and an indiglo night.

With all of this functionality you would think that the WS4 would be complicated to operate but it is not. Two specific designs characteristics make it extremely easy to operate. First, the face offers an innovative and easy to read rectangular dashboard design. Second, this interface is extremely intuitive. A new user can within minutes have it out of the box and be out on the trail confidently accessing its many features.

While on the trail you are not going to have to worry about babying this watch. It is tough and can take the abuse of just about any weather conditions or outdoor activity you throw at it. With a 50 mm composite case and a stainless steel top ring the WS4 is rugged and virtually impervious to smoke, dust, mud, rain, snow and more.Initially, this watch was available in only 3 base colors: black, blue and yellow. It had a black, durable, rubber strap. The color range though has been expanded to 6 base colors, plus a couple of different watchstrap designs are now available. Specifically, new users can get the WS4 with the original durable rubber band, a Velcro strap or an extra large elastic strap. The large elastic strap allows for the watch to be readily worn over bulky gear, such as, a ski jacket. Mountain climbers or outdoorsmen who need their hands free may particularly appreciate the carabiner design that can be easily clipped to nearly any piece of gear.Even if you are not an outdoorsmen you may want to check out the Timex Expedition WS4. While the target market by Timex was most assuredly outdoor sportsmen, the watch has had a much broader appeal. Gadgetry fans or people with a love for innovation are attracted to its unique design.