The number of travellers who want to disconnect from the fast everyday life and get lost in a foreign land. Occasionally this is okay and even recommended. However, smartphones are not all that bad to have even when you do not want the social fuss. You can always uninstall social apps and remain with the phone. You never know when it might come in handy. Here are some reasons why smartphones are useful during travel.
Tanks to the internet and GPS, all smartphones can be used as tracking devices when necessary. In the event that you get lost, or you happen to be in danger when in a new place, your phone can be used to track your location and send help. Although we always hope that every travel experience is nothing short of glorious, it is also important to prepare for other situations. On the other hand, you can always use your smartphone as a compass that will always help you explore your destination effectively.
Although this is true even for flip phones, smartphones give you the chance to get quick assistance. If you happen to need medical help or fire response team and you are without a phone, you might end up getting more harm than you would have been if you had a phone on you.
Easy and fast connection
A smartphone allows you to make an easy connection with local and other foreign people in your destination. If you are travelling solo, one way to easily find a company is through social sites. Joining a travel facebook group can connect you to hundreds of other travellers who might make your experience more enjoyable.
If an easy connection with people does not convince you, then consider the advantage of mobile banking that smartphones have allowed us. A smartphone saves you time that you would have otherwise spent in long bank queues as you can easily send and transfer money using several mobile apps.
Smartphones and the internet have brought information to our fingertips. If you need information about a place or something, you do not have to locate a library near you. Instead, you just have to enter specific keywords into an online search engine and within seconds, you will have the information you need. Say you want the phone number of the nearest hospital or to find the charges of a restaurant you saw, you can simply Google and find this.
Having your smartphone during a trip does not necessarily mean derail and distraction. The intent of its use is what determines whether its presence will be negative or positive.