Father’s Day is coming up fast, but there’s still time to get dad a gift he’ll love! These five Father’s Day tech gifts can help dad keep track of his stuff, turn on his favorite music with a few words, cook amazing meals, look after the house, stay in touch, and more.
This quarter-sized gadget is perfect for dads who often say things like, “Honey, have you seen my keys?”. This small, easy to use tracking device can be used to find everything from car keys and wallets to backpacks and laptops.
So how does it work? TrackR Bravo use Bluetooth® low energy technology to sync with a compatible smartphone. Then, Dad can attach this powerful little device to important items, and when he inevitably misplaces one, he can simply open the TrackR app, and use it to track the items to their last known location. When dad gets within Bluetooth range of the lost item, its location will be automatically updated. Also, Bravo can be used to help dad find his smartphone, by making it ring even if the phone is on silent.
TrackR also boasts Crowd Locate technology. If you’re out of Bluetooth range and can’t get a good lead on where your lost item is, this feature will go to work. When another TrackR user walks within range of your item, an update will be sent to you with your item’s most recent location.
Want to help dad reclaim some of his precious time? Help him find misplaced items with a TrackR bravo.
This best-selling thermometer makes it easy to keep tabs on the temperature of two different dishes at once in the oven, smoker, or on the grill — from up to 300 feet away!
The metal probes connect to a thermometer that then sends temperature readings to a handheld monitored so dad can keep an eye on food temperatures while entertaining or prepping sides. Plus, the food grade stainless steel probes have a lifetime warranty, so ThermPro will replace them if they become warped or ineffective after a long period of use.
The monitor comes with temperature presets for 9 different types of meats, which you can customize for your particular preferences. Also, because your temperature reading show up via the handheld monitor, there’s no tedious set up and no app to download.
For the dad who’s a runner, a cyclist, a traveler, or sometimes in need of a helping hand, the Revolar Instinct is the wearable that will help dad stay in touch and active while he’s on the move.
With one-click-and-hold, dad can let select contacts know he’s arrived at work, at his hotel for business, or at the halfway point on his ride or walk. Two clicks could let contacts know where dad is and request a phone call. The device can also be used as a panic button, where three or more clicks could let contacts know that dad needs help sent to his location immediately. Each of these alerts is customizable via the Revolar App.
Revolar Instinct works by connecting to a compatible smartphone through Bluetooth® low energy technology, and there are no monthly fees beyond standard text message data rates.
Along with communication features, Instinct can also count steps to help dad stay active, chirp to help him find his keys, and more. Get Revolar Instinct for the dad who wants to keep moving forward without losing touch.
Ring is changing the way people look after their homes and families. This connected doorbell lets you know when someone arrives at your front door, allowing you to see the person, speak to them, and even record the interaction.
Whether you’re at home or at work, this functionality can be convenient as well as providing an additional layer of security by signaling when someone is in your front yard. Along with the added peace of mind of knowing when someone is at your door when you aren’t home, you’ll also know if someone is at the door when, for instance, your teenager is home alone.
Along with the Ring Doorbell, Ring now also makes security cameras that can allow you to see, hear, and speak to people on your property.
5. Amazon Echo ($179.99)
Want to get dad set up with one of the hottest, coolest Father’s Day tech gifts of the year? The Amazon Echo Dot is a voice-controlled device with a built-in speaker so he can play music, make calls, get the weather, and much more — totally hands-free. All he has to do is ask the Echo Dot’s AI assistant, Alexa.
The Echo Dot can come in handy in all kinds of situations and for dads with all sorts of interests. If your dad loves to BBQ, he can ask Alexa to set a timer while he’s putting a roast in the oven. For sports-fanatic dads, requesting a breakdown of baseball scores is as easy as saying, “Alexa, what are the MLB scores from today?”. And for dads who love music, Alexa makes playing a favorite artist or playlist as simple as saying, “Alexa, play Bruce Springsteen.”
And of course if that roast turns out a bit overcooked, Dad can even ask Alexa to place a pizza order at Dominos! Get dad his own personal assistant with the Amazon Echo.
What other tech gifts are you looking at for Father's Day?