30 Jan '18, 10pm

Weatherman moves into golf with Bluetooth-connected umbrellas

Weatherman moves into golf with Bluetooth-connected umbrellas

ORLANDO – Rick Reichmuth, a meteorologist, was frustrated with the umbrellas available in the market. So he decided to create his own. The result: Weatherman umbrellas. “I looked everywhere for a solid umbrella that would last, and I came up short every single time,” Reichmuth said. “I realized that I know what a good umbrella should be, so I could just make one. That’s how it all started. My guarantee: Weatherman won’t ever make anything short of an amazing umbrella.” Weatherman launched in November with two umbrellas, a collapsible version and a stick version. “And we sold out within 10 days,” said Reichmuth, now the company’s CEO. Weatherman has added two golf-specific umbrellas to its stable: a 62-inch version ($89) and a 68-inch version ($95). So what makes these umbrellas special? The two highlights involve the Weatherman app. On days the weather calls for it, the ap...

Full article: http://golfweek.com/2018/01/30/weatherman-moves-into-golf...

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