TORONTO – With Father’s Day just around the corner, you may be looking for a unique gift for the dad that has everything.
But after years of golf shirts, barbeque accessories and “World’s Best Dad” mugs you’ve run out of ideas.
So to help you out, we’ve put together a list of tech-savvy gadgets that dad will love.
Game Golf, CAD$279
If your dad is looking to improve his golf game, this wearable tech is the perfect solution.
Game Golf uses sensors, GPS and NFC technology to provide the user with a stream of data related to the user’s stroke, club performance, driving distances and more. Users can then watch animations of their game on a smartphone or computer to get tips on how to improve.
The system even allows the user to compare their stats to leading PGA golfers.
LG Pocket Photo, CAD$169
The LG Pocket Photo is great for gadget-obsessed dads who do everything on their smartphone. The device acts as a wireless Bluetooth printer, allowing users to edit and print photos instantly from their iPhone or Android device.
And, if your dad lacks patience, don’t worry – the Pocket Photo prints images in just 45 seconds.
iGrill Barbeque gadgets, CAD$19.99 to $99.99
Let’s face it – some dads are happiest when they are in front of the grill. If this describes your dad, why not get him a BBQ accessory that will make him feel like an advanced chef.
iGrill makes a series of Bluetooth-connected BBQ gadgets that connect to users’ smartphones to help with the grilling process.
The iGrill 2 ($99.99) works with the iGrill app to monitor your meat’s temperature with up to four temperature probes.
Logitech Smart Control, CAD$129.99
If your dad is known to yell, “Where’s the remote,” then this is the gadget for him. The Logitech Smart Control turns your smartphone into a remote. Users can consolidate eight remotes into one app and even add up to 50 favourite channel icons.
Misfit Shine, CAD$99.99
Wearable-tech-maker Misfit Wearables’ has created Misfit Shine, and activity tracker that allows users to track their fitness level, calories burned and even analyze sleep patterns. The device, which is the size of a quarter, is also water and sweat-proof.
Unlike other activity trackers, the user can wear it virtually anywhere – dad can clip it to his tie, his shoes, or even his sunglasses.