The world's first on-glove wearable for rocking out and chatting while you're shredding the powder.
Smartphones and snow don’t mix, especially when you throw in high speeds, steep mountains, and sub-zero temperatures. But luckily, there’s now a simple solution to keeping connected on the piste. We’re talking about YodelUp, a neat little glove wearable for outdoor adventures.
Currently tearing towards its funding goal over on Kickstarter, YodelUp is a chunky smartwatch lookalike that fixes around your wrist over any ski glove. With onboard Bluetooth, YodelUp connects to your smartphone while it’s safe and warm in your pocket to keep you in touch with your mates and music on the slopes.
YodelUp’s buttons are big and chunky, so you don’t even have to take off your gloves to control it, or – for that matter – take your eyes off the slope. One quick press will answer or reject incoming phone calls, while the built-in mic will immediately activate for hands-free chatting.
You’re not just limited to talking to one friend either. YodelUp connects to the walkie-talkie app Zello to give you next-gen mountain comms, letting you share conversations and stay in tune with the entire group. That’s handy whether you’re leading the group and want to warn about a hidden rock, or just if it’s time to organise a spot of après-ski.
Of course, sometimes you just need to block out all distractions and enjoy the ride, so YodelUp also syncs with music from your phone for in-ride listening. You can use the buttons on the device to toggle volume and play, pause, and skip tracks. Plus, it’ll link up to any headphones, wireless or not.
Regardless of whether you’re sitting on a chairlift, carving down a hill, or enjoying some air-time, all of YodelUp’s precious tech will stay safe and sound under it’s water and shock-proof casing. You’ll also get a generous 24 hours of talk time and 7 days battery life on standby, so you never have to worry about getting caught short.
The cherry on top? YodelUp is an absolute steal, with early bird prices starting at $79 (£56). Grab it here.