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Choosing the Best Walkie Talkies for Water Lifeguards

by RetevisPartner 27 Feb 2024 0 Comments

Water lifeguards play a critical role in ensuring the safety of swimmers and beachgoers. Effective communication is vital for lifeguards to coordinate their efforts and respond quickly to emergencies. Walkie talkies are the preferred choice for water lifeguards due to their instant and reliable communication capabilities. In this article, we will discuss the best walkie talkies for water lifeguards.

What should we consider when choosing?

When selecting a walkie talkie for water lifeguards, several key considerations must be taken into account:

  • Waterproof Rating: The walkie talkie should have a high waterproof rating, preferably IP67 or higher, to withstand accidental submersion in water. Some models may even float, making them easier to retrieve if dropped in the water.
  • Range: Lifeguards need a walkie talkie with a long range to communicate effectively with each other and with other emergency personnel. The range required will depend on the size of the area being guarded.
  • Battery Life: Lifeguards need a walkie talkie with a long battery life to ensure that it can last through an entire shift without running out of power.
  • Features: Some walkie talkies come with additional features that can be useful for lifeguards, such as a built-in flashlight, a whistle, or weather alerts.

Based on these considerations, the following are some of the best walkie talkies for water lifeguards:

Best Walkie Talkies for Water Lifeguards

  • Retevis RT49P: These walkie talkies support a dual-watch function that makes the radio watch on two channels at the same time. It can float on water in case it falls into water, and the torch will flash with a white LED light, so it helps you locate and find it. RT49P also supports the VOX function. Once you are in distress, you can push the button “SOS” on the left side of the radio to send rescue calls immediately. The range is about 1-3 km, and the range is based on your surrounding environment.

 Retevis RT49P Waterproof Rechargeable Two Way Radio

  • Retevis RT45P: These license-free walkie talkies are designed for outdoor use in compact size and orange color. Both sides are covered with gray rubber, which provides a grip when holding the device in your hand. The construction offers IP67 rating protection, rainproof in particular. The keys under the screen are clearly identified and very intuitive. The keys with the down and up arrows adjust the volume if pressed directly. On the right side, under the PTT button, there is another small orange button to turn on the LED lamp.

 Retevis RT45P Orange Waterproof Walkie Talkies

  • Retevis RT47: This walkie talkie is budget-friendly. It also has IP67 ratings, which means it has perfect performance on dustproof and waterproof. A longer antenna helps to add more receiving and transmitting range with good audio quality. RT47 supports USB charging, which is no longer limited to desktop chargers. With the belt clip, it is easy to hang in a pocket. You can realize instant communication hands-free by turning on the VOX function. It is convenient for water lifeguards to carry and use while working.

Retevis RT47 Green Rechargeable Walkie Talkie

Investing in a reliable walkie talkie is essential for water lifeguards to ensure the safety of themselves and those they are responsible for. By choosing a walkie talkie with a high waterproof rating, a long range, and useful features, lifeguards can stay connected and respond quickly to emergencies.
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