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What are rugged phones?

October 27, 2022 0 Comments

Having a phone on our trail adventures is vitally important. From being able to follow the tracks, using it as a GPS or having a tool to be able to communicate in case of any incident is basic.

Not all smartphones are suitable for riding a motorcycle, mainly because if we do offroad routes we will need terminals that are resistant to water, dust, shock, etc.

The best cell phones for trail moto adventures are rugged phones, but what are rugged phones?

Telephones have made life much easier for us, they have simplified our communications since we can communicate with someone who is thousands of kilometers away in just seconds. Getting to this point is not easy since humanity went through different technological processes where history tells us about our great progressive evolution. From interesting communication methods such as homing pigeons, to the great digital revolution of the internet that allows the world to be interconnected to a large network with an infinity of applications that are not only communicative.

Rugged phones are a product of all this great technological development so keep reading to know more about the history of phones and specifically about rugged phones.

What are rugged phones?

Rugged phones are ultra-resistant phones that are proof of almost everything, from water, dust, big falls, among others. The origin of the rugged phones is in the military sector, since the military needed a communication mechanism (mobile phone) that could resist any environment in not very favorable conditions. Rugged phones can be smartphones (only the ultra-resistant condition would be added) or they can also be basic phones (they are only limited to calling and sending messages, but they have the super resistance that differentiates them from the others).

From the beginning, its origin was closely linked to military use, however, the military was not the only public that required them, since there were also other publics that needed this type of telephone, such as engineers, hikers, travelers, and fans of durable telephones. , so due to the increase in the public, rugged phones began to hit the market manufactured by different brands.

Why are rugged phones so durable?

One of the main reasons is its construction materials, since it is not made with the ordinary materials with which the rest of the phones are made. The casing that covers the outside of the phone is made of a wide variety of resistant materials such as rubber alloys, aluminum fiber, carbon fiber, among others. These phones are made under certificates that ensure that they are waterproof and dustproof, such as the IP67 certificate (certified against water and dust, it can be submerged 1 meter under water for 30 minutes) and the IP68 (also dustproof). water and dust and can be submerged for 30 minutes at 1.5 meters underwater).

In general, the design of rugged phones is usually somewhat rough, but it must also be taken into account that its strength is not fashion or design, but resistance. The screens are also reinforced to protect against heavy falls.

What rugged phones do we recommend?

There is a wide variety of rugged phones on the market, but here we are going to mention three rugged phones made with very good build quality.



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