Three young people in swimwear capture a moment of fun with a handheld camera, illustrating tech essentials for an amazing summer as waves splash around them on a sunny beach day.

Summer isn’t just a season—it’s one of the few times of the year when you can enjoy a sense of freedom, excitement, and adventure. At Best Buy Canada, we understand how important the right technology is to help you fully enjoy every moment of your summer. Whether you’re embarking on a grand adventure or enjoying the comfort of your home, here’s how tech essentials can enhance your summer activities.

Essential tech for travel and local adventures

Whether you’re hitting the road this summer on an extended road trip or you’re exploring local attractions, gearing up with the right luggage or duffle bags can make a huge difference. Having a bag with durable straps and handles can help when sprinting through airports and train stations, and SWISSGEAR offers both backpacks and luggage that’s both durable and affordable.

A bike, a scooter and a hoverboard are essentials for an amazing summer.

If you’re staying local this summer and choosing a staycation instead of travel, why not transform a simple ride around town into an exciting adventure? You can join in with your kids and burn off energy during the day by biking, scootering or skateboarding with them. Best Buy has different types of bikes, skateboards, and scooters for every skill level.

For the tech fan, electric bikes and scooters let you explore in a whole new way. Imagine zipping to the park on an electric scooter or cruising the neighbourhood on a hoverboard. You can even enjoy a fresh air ride to work, giving you a green and healthy habit to adopt during summer. For safety, you can use protective gear like helmets and pads to ensure all of your summer rides are both safe and stylish.

JBL Boombox 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Black

Bring your summer soundtrack

Music sets the mood for all of your solo adventures and brings a summer vibe to every summer gathering. A portable Bluetooth speaker is a must-have when you want to take music with you on the go. These portable speakers are incredibly convenient thanks to wireless connectivity and hands-free streaming. Most are waterproof too, so you can bring your favourite tunes to any hangout spot, rain or shine, and enjoy parties with friends by the pool.

Maybe you prefer listening to music solo without disturbing those around you. That’s no problem when you can unleash the power of silence with noise-cancelling headphones and earbuds. Earbuds give you freedom of movement while headphones generally provide better sound. Both devices deliver good audio performance, and if you are wondering whether to choose earbuds or headphones take a look at this guide to help you decide which one is right for you.

Whether you shop online or in store, Best Buy offers a variety of solid brands including JBL, Bose or Beats by Dre.

Create comfort indoors and outdoors

Patio gazebo in the backyard, an essential for an amazing summer

Imagine an area in your yard where you can kick back and relax. At Best Buy you can choose from a variety of outdoor furniture that’s comfortable and stylish. Best Buy also offers outdoor shade including patio umbrellas, gazebos, and pergolas, so you can choose one that completely transforms your yard during the hot summer months. These structures extend your home’s living space and create the perfect spot for hosting summer parties, family dinners, or quiet evenings at home. Check out the outdoor furniture buying guide for more ideas.

To liven up your outdoor dining, you might want to add a BBQ. The latest BBQ’s are great for summer cookouts. Last, but not least, you can create your ideal summer relaxation spot by choosing from a wide selection of patio sets. There are different types, some which are great for small spaces.

When you do decide to head in doors, you can stay cool with air conditioners and dehumidifiers. With the increase in wildfires during the summer, an air purifier, also known as a portable air cleaner, will be a must have. It can better protect anyone in your family at a higher risk of health problems when exposed to wildfire smoke.

Woman and man runing together with a smartwatch

Stay active with smart tech

Summer is the perfect season to take your fitness routine to the next level. Just like the Veranda 3-piece patio sectional can transform your garden or balcony into a luxurious retreat for relaxation, you’ll find innovative wearable tech that can breath new life into your fitness regimen. Wearable tech offers an easy, everyday solution to keep you motivated and tapped into your fitness activity. These devices track your daily activities with precision, and they also inspire you to push yourself. If you’re new to picking out a smartwatch, you can take a look at our smartwatch buying guide for a quick run down on all of the features on smartwatches and to see which best suits you and your lifestyle.

The Apple Watch Series 9, known for its sleek, modern design, is a great choice for general fitness tracking and it even includes a wide range of workout types. If you need a more rugged option, the Garmin fēnix® 7 Series provides advanced features tailored for outdoor enthusiasts who hit the trails for hikes, swims, mountain biking and more. If you’re looking to upgrade your current Garmin smartwatch, you should definitely check out our Garmin Trade-in offer so you can save on your new Garmin smartwatch (plus, when you trade-in your old device, you can rest assured we’ll properly recycle your old one!).

Embrace a tech-enhanced summer

Summer goes by in the blink of an eye, and when you add technology to your summer you can make every moment count. From exciting travels to relaxing days at home, Best Buy has everything you need for the best summer ever. You can explore our sunny summer collections and turn this summer into an adventure you’ll always remember.

This article was drafted using AI technology and then reviewed, fact-checked, and revised by a member of our editorial team.

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