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12 Cool Tech Products Dads Will Love to Get This Father’s Day
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What makes a good Father’s Day gift? Of course, you want to get something that’s thoughtful and shows your deep appreciation, but you probably don’t want to break the bank. You’re hoping to find something that aligns with his interests, but not something he’ll use a few times before forgetting it exists. Essentially, what you want is something practical that dad will use well beyond Father’s Day. With that in mind, we’ve put together this fun list of tech products sure to keep your dad interested — from fitness gadgets to smart home must-haves, and more.
For the Fitness-Enthusiast Dad
Price: $199.99 $149.99 at Best Buy
Upgrade pop’s training with this Garmin smartwatch, which allows him to track his daily steps, heart rate, calories burned, and quality of sleep. It also includes Garmin Coach 2.0 to help dad prepare for his next 5k or half-marathon. Just choose the race and Garmin Coach 2.0 will provide a training plan and step-by-step instruction. Does your dad enjoy long days out on the trail? The 13-hour battery life will keep him running the entire way.
Price: $129.95 $99.95 at Best Buy
This wristband is built for the dad who loves to switch up his routine. Able to handle water depths up to 50 meters, the Fitbit Charge 4 can track his laps across the pool. Or he can load up his favorite tunes on the Spotify app and power through an intense interval workout. During his cool down, he can geek out on the advanced metrics — from skin temperature variation to oxygen saturation monitoring.
Price: $349.99 $299.99 at Best Buy
If your dad already has his go-to training watch, it’s time to think about his recovery. This massage device from Hyperice can help relieve tired muscles after his overzealous gym session. It also helps to improve circulation and range of motion, and its Bluetooth-enabled app will allow him to choose specific routines for different muscle groups.
For the Music-Loving Dad
Price: $299 at Best Buy
These wireless over-ear headphones from Bose have enough battery life to keep dad rocking out to his favorite tunes for up to 20 hours without a charge. (Don’t worry, he can still use the included audio cable if he’s old school). The QuietComfort 35 II headphones also include Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and are great for receiving and making calls. Does dad get distracted easily? Bose’s noise cancellation technology will let him block out the outside commotion while he focuses on the task at hand.
Price: $199.99 $159.99 at Best Buy
Ideal for the audiophile father who’s always on the go, these Apple AirPods pack exceptional sound quality into two small and sleek wireless headphones. Plus, Best Buy is currently offering them for $40 less than the original price! Now dad can easily switch from his music to an incoming call and ask Siri for assistance with a simple voice command. The wireless charging case lets him recharge the headphones using a Qi-compatible charging mat. This package also includes 6 months of free Apple Music (only for new subscribers).
Price: $149.99 at Best Buy
This portable speaker is great for any dad that appreciates the classic rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic. Its solid metal grille pays homage to Marshall’s legendary amplifiers, while its durable and lightweight construction makes it the perfect companion for a backyard barbecue or a poolside hangout. It’s also water-resistant, just in case dad gets a little carried away with the cannonball.
For the Smart Home Fanatic Dad
Price: $274.99 $224.99 at Home Depot
Give dad the gift of self-cleaning this Father’s Day with this robot vacuum cleaner from iRobot. All he has to do is decide when to clean, and the Roomba will do the work. It automatically adjusts its cleaning head to tackle carpets and hard floors, and its Dirt Detect sensors identify the dirtier areas of your home, going that extra mile to clean the tougher spots. Even the cleanliest of dads will respect the Roomba’s Edge-Sweeping brush, which effectively handles the corners of each room.
Price: $22.94 at Walmart
Your dad can now adjust the lighting from his smartphone without leaving the couch. These Bluetooth-enabled smart home light bulbs are controllable by voice and offer multiple light temperatures depending on the time of day. With a simple tap or swipe, let dad easily set his dimmed lighting preference for his favorite Netflix show in the evening, or start the day with cool, bright lighting in the morning.
For the Gaming & Streaming Dad
Price: $49.99 at Best Buy
If your dad loves playing PC games, he’ll love this Logitech gaming mouse. It comes with 11 programmable buttons to let him plan out his game commands and a scroll wheel for lightning quick movement. The HERO also features balance and weight tuning, so dad can customize the perfect fit and feel for his mouse.
Price: $47 at Amazon
Expand dad’s television horizons with the Roku Streaming Stick. Just plug the player in and get access to a vast collection of streaming content, from movies to music, as well as his favorite apps, including Netflix, Disney+, HBO, Showtime, and the Roku channel. And if dad happens to misplace the remote again, he can simply use his smart phone to send video or music to the TV.
For the Backyard BBQ Lovin’ Dad
Price: $69.99 at Home Depot
Help dad in his quest to become neighborhood grill master with this Bluetooth thermometer from GrillEye. No more eyeballing necessary — this device allows him to monitor up to six probes at a time. As soon as the food is ready, dad will receive immediate notice on his phone. And with a 300 ft. Bluetooth range, he won’t have to worry about being glued to the grill the whole day (but he totally can if he wants to).
For the Bookworm Dad
Price: $89.99 at Amazon
If your dad always has his nose in a book, consider getting him the Amazon Kindle so he can read whatever he wants without having to carry around a stack of hardbacks. The rechargeable battery will last him up to 34 days, and the 8GB of storage will allow him to support thousands of books on just one device. The built-in adjustable light makes for comfortable reading whether he’s lounging outside on a lawn chair or dozing off in bed.