Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about what to get those special men in our lives. Since gift giving is not always an easy task, we’ve put together a list of gadgets that are guaranteed to upstage the ties and watches from your gift last year.
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The FitBit Charge HR is the one of the only gifts we chose priced north of $100. At $150, FitBit Charge HR has numerous features that every on-the-go dad can appreciate. With an automatic heart rate monitor you can track calories burned, maintain workout intensity, and track each workout. In conjunction with fitness, FitBit will let you know when you receive a call and tell you who it’s from. All stats are synced directly to the FitBit app and your computer, so you can monitor your sleep patterns and even set alarms.
- The Automatic Adapter
If your dad spends a lot of time in the car, the Automatic Adapter might be a fun gadget for him to try out. At $99.95, the Automatic Adapter keeps even the least car-savvy person in-the-know about their vehicle. The Automatic Adapter plugs in directly to the diagnostics port to diagnose check engine lights, map where you’ve driven and which routes you’ve taken, let you know where you parked your car, and even has the ability to call 911 if it detects your car has been in a major collision. If your dad has to drive for work, Automatic can help record/sort through data and export to a CSV file to make tax reporting and mileage expensing easier than ever. Since Automatic syncs via Bluetooth, you get immediate updates via Automatic mobile app, website, or even through Apple Watch.
- Apple TV
If you’re an Apple family and dad is up-to-date on all of the latest technology, he would probably appreciate Apple TV. This device fits in the palm of your hand and uses less power than a night-light, but you’d never guess that based off its capabilities. Apple TV is the all-in-one entertainment unit that satisfies almost every preference you can imagine. With unlimited streaming access to NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, ESPN, HBO (yes, even Game of Thrones!), Netflix, Beats Music, and iTunes – just to name a few – Apple TV is a one stop shop for all things entertainment. Setup is easier than ever, requiring only a simple HDMI cord. And at $69, you really can’t go wrong.
- Roku 2
If you usually steer clear of Apple-related products and are looking for an equivalent streaming device, the Roku 2 is one of the best in the market. At $69.99, it is $30 cheaper, however just as effective as the Roku 3. With access to Netflix, ESPN, HBO, Amazon, YouTube and numerous other apps, the Roku 2 provides fast, high-quality streaming capabilities making your TV time smarter than ever.
- Beats Pill Speakers
If your dad is a music fan, you might want to give him the gift of quality sound. Don’t let size fool you! For $199 (or less, at Amazon or Target), Beats Pill Speakers are compact yet powerful enough to fill up the entire room with sound. The Pill connects wirelessly via Bluetooth and can be paired with your phone, laptop, or any other Bluetooth enabled device with just the tap of a button and can be used up to 30 feet away. If your phone is running low on battery, you can use the juice from your Pill to power up your phone so you don’t lose your music. With a 7 hour rechargeable battery life, you won’t ever have to worry about awkward silence.
We hope our Top 5 Father’s Day Gift ideas can help make your gift buying a little easier this year. Each item is practical enough to get efficient daily use and tech-savvy enough to keep your dad in-the-know.
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