Looking for a water-resistant tablet? Here is a breakdown of our favorite tablets for conquering the elements.
Waterproofing mobile devices have come a long way in recent years. With most smartphones being waterproofed—or more accurately, water-resistant—our devices are slowly conquering the elements.
The tablets below have all been rated IP67, which means that you can dunk your tablet in 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes and expect it to continue to function as normal. Note that these ratings are made in laboratory conditions with fresh water, so make sure to rinse and clean your tablet after exposure to pool chemicals and saltwater.
Here is a breakdown of our favorite waterproof tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO Water-Resistant Tablet
The largest waterproof tablet on our list is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO. With a screen size of 10.1”, the Galaxy Tab brings the noise with a 64GB hard drive that is Wifi and LTE unlocked.
The Galaxy Tab comes with the Samsung S Pen, which is rated IP68 water-resistant, allowing you to take notes or use it to access your device in any environment. The lithium polymer battery lasts an average of 15-hours on a full charge.
The Galaxy Tab Active PRO is rated and certified for military-grade durability, including an IP67 water-resistant rating. The tablet can handle being submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30-minutes, making it perfect for soggy environments.
Big, durable, and ready for the water, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO Water-Resistant Tablet is our favorite tablet for aquatic environments.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 Ruggedized Tablet
The Active2 takes many of the features of the Active PRO and bundles it in a smaller package. With a screen size of 8”, and 16GB of hard drive, the Active2 is ready to take on the elements and the water.
The Active2 is IP67 rated, which means that it can be submerged in 1m of water for around half an hour.
The screen is water-resistant too and using Wet Touch Mode means that you can use it underwater and in soggy conditions. A biometric scanner gives you quick access to the device, and two HD cameras on the front and back of the tablet ensure that you are catching all the action.
The Active2 has a smaller battery life than its big brother (11 hours on a full charge), but if you are looking for a smaller tablet that has all the water-resistant properties of the Active PRO, the Active2 has got you covered.
Vanquisher 8-Inch IP67 Water-Resistant Tablet
Made for conquering the elements, the rugged and waterproof Vanquisher 8” Tablet is feature-packed. The tablet has a rubberized frame, Gorilla Glass panel, and is rated IP67-waterproof.
Weighing less than 1.5-pounds, the Vanquisher runs Windows on 2GB of RAM and it’s high-capacity lithion battery powers the tablet under the most challenging and water-logged of conditions. The tablet has all the bells and whistles you get from their dry land counterparts, including Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, and cameras on the front and rear.
Made for extreme and wet conditions, the Vanquisher will handle just about any environment you can throw at it.
WinBridge V800 Ultra Rugged Tablet
Made for punishment, the WinBridge Ultra Rugged Tablet is another Android tablet that is military-grade certified. The WinBridge can be dropped from up to 4 feet, is housed in a casing the is resistant to moisture and extreme changes in temperature, and yup, is IP67 water-resistant. Included is a wrist-strap to attach the tablet to your arm while working in challenging circumstances.
Delphin Waterproof Micro-Tablet
Small in size but big on features, the Delphin Waterproof Micro-Tablet is a big jump forward in media devices for the water.
Instead of having to Bluetooth music and media from your smartphone, use the tablet to browse your favorite streaming services, download the media, and then hit the water with your offline music and audiobooks.
Made by Underwater Audio, the Delphin Waterproof Micro-Tablet comes with SwimBuds Sport headphones, which is also one of our favorite waterproof headphones for swimming.
Whether you want music for working out in your above ground swim pool or for open water swimming, the Delphin Waterproof Micro-Tablet clips securely onto your goggle straps. It comes in 8 and 16GB models and the tablet is backed by a 12-month manufacturer’s warranty.