father-son-golfMedium20120830.jpgWith Father’s Day looming, many of you are no doubt wondering about the perfect gift for the dad in your life. If he is into sports at all, then there is some great tech available to help him up his game to the next level and get the most out of his activities. Let’s take a look at just a few of the options available. 


Fitbit Charge HR fitness tracker

To start with let’s take a look at the Fitbit Charge HR fitness tracker. I’ve been using a Fitbit for quite a while now and it’s tremendously handy to have, even if you’re not all that into sports. It helps you keep track of and measure all sorts of activity, whether its heart rate, steps taken, sleep and calories burned. This model has a bright OLED display to give convenient real-time updates on your progress, syncs with your smartphone and lasts for days on a single charge. One of my favorite features is the silent alarm which allows you to set a silent vibrating alarm to wake you up gently without bothering anybody else. 


TomTom Golfer GPS watch

Alternatively if you’re shopping for a golf enthusiast, check out the TomTom Golfer GPS watch. This one is specifically designed with golfers in mind to help them improve their play. It can calculate green distances, identify hazards on the fairway and keep track of all your stats. The goal here is to help upgrade your skill and precision when you’re out there on the links. Real-time wireless smartphone syncing keeps all your data up to date and of course it tells the time too. 


Bushnell Tour v3 5 x 24

Another good choice for a golfer is this Bushnell Tour v3 5 x 24 laser rangefinder. It comes with special PinSeeker technology with JOLT to give a short vibrating pulse to indicate that it has locked on to the flag, for ultimate precision and intuitive use. The ergonomic design helps with grip so it is good for older dads, and the rainproof design makes it worry-free no matter the weather.  


Zepp Baseball-Softball 2 3D swing analyzer

Perhaps dad prefers baseball. Well there’s a gadget for that too. Check out the Zepp Baseball-Softball 2 3D swing analyzer. This fun little gadget attaches to your bat and gives you detailed insights into your batting swing, with tips custom tailored to your needs to help you get better with each swing. This little wonder captures over a thousand data points per second for amazing precision, you’d think you had a professional team of coaches behind you. It measures bat speed, angle, attack angle, time to impact, hand speed and more, all analyzed by a Smart Coach. 


Reel Sonar iBobber Bluetooth castable fish finder.

If fishing is a better option, then consider the Reel Sonar iBobber Bluetooth castable fish finder. You won’t believe how handy something like this can be to take some of the guesswork out of fishing. This helps you get to where the fish are with sonar penetrating down to 135 feet deep in the water. It syncs with your phone so you can tag the best spots on GPS, map waterbed contours, measure water temperature, and really get a fish-eye-view of everything going on below the water surface. 

Raj Patel
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