While ties were once the favorite gift for Father’s Day, you can give Dad something that will benefit him all year round, whether that’s at home or on the go. Whether he’s a top athlete or aiming to tone up and lose a few pounds, our list of gadgets, equipment and technology will easily help your old man stay fit and active, whether at home or on the go.
LIT On-Demand App
With celebrity supporters including Jay-Z and MLB All-Star Adrian Gonzalez, the LIT method offers a low-impact, high-intensity workout that can be done anywhere. Their on-demand membership service offers thousands of live and pre-recorded daily exercise classes from 10 to 60 minutes in eight categories, including strength training, barre, rowing, mat cardio, pilates and recovery. The LIT method is known for strengthening bodies of every type and fitness level with workouts designed to prevent injury, correct muscle imbalances and align posture. Is Dad more of an at-home athlete? The LIT Strength Machine is the world’s first all-in-one strength trainer, Pilates reformer and water rower. Membership options: monthly ($24.99/month), 3 months ($23.99/month), or yearly ($20/month). Register here.
Hammerhead Karoo 2
Founded in 2013 by Piet Morgan and Laurence Wattrus on a 3,000-mile ride across the US, Hammerhead’s mission is to provide cyclists of all skill levels with the technology to successfully navigate every ride. The Hammerhead Karoo 2 offers a GPS cycling computer with detailed maps, turn-by-turn navigation and instant rerouting when Dad strays from the course. With 12 hours of battery life, this invaluable on-the-go companion can be mounted on the handlebar or hand-held and also includes structured workouts, route-building software, and connectivity to Strava and other third-party fitness trackers. Available for $399.
Retrospec Weekender 10′ Inflatable Paddle Board
Retrospec’s mantra is to make nature second nature, and their Weekender 10′ Inflatable Paddle Board does just that, making Dad feel right at home on the water in a flash. At just 17 lbs, the Weekender is stable, strong and lightweight and comes equipped with a paddle, double acting pump, repair kit and 6 point bungee in the front to secure gear (or beer). Retrospec Weekender 10′ Inflatable Paddle Board is available in five colors and designs and helps daddy’s core work without the hassle. Available for $349.99.
Somewear Global Hotspot
Traveling off grid? Don’t leave the house without Somewear Global Hotspot that offers Dad (and the rest of the family) peace of mind when cell service is unreliable or non-existent. Pairing with iOS and Android devices, this 4oz device provides 100% global coverage on Iridium, the world’s most reliable LEO satellite constellation network, and enables 2-way texting and email service via the Somewear app, weather reports and the sharing locations possible. It also offers 2-way emergency communications and live geo-tracking without connecting to a phone when a camping or boat trip goes off course. Available for $279.99.
Suunto GPS watch
Made in Finland, the Suunto 5 Peak watch features easy-to-use technology, including 3D maps with turn-by-turn navigation, music controls and over 80 customizable sports modes with up to 100 hours of battery life in Tour mode. Plus, Dad can track his steps and calories to reach his fitness goals, while monitoring recovery with a sleep tracker. At just 39 grams, this lightweight device provides route recommendations and 3D heatmaps in the Suunto app to encourage Dad to explore new territory without worry. Plus, the sunrise and sunset alarms help him maximize his time outdoors and make sure he gets home in time for dinner. Available for $299.
Redefy weighted cordless skipping rope
The Redefy weighted cordless skipping rope is ropeless and tangle-free and incredibly portable and can be used in almost any room of the house or even the coziest hotel room. With no height restrictions, this adjustable 80g weighted jump rope can be used by everyone from novice boaters to CrossFit enthusiasts. In addition, weight-bearing iron blocks can be added for a more challenging workout, and their soft and comfortable handles absorb sweat and reduce friction during a workout. Available for $14.98.
Edge of Zen Blendz portable rechargeable smoothie blender
Enjoy fruits and veggies on the go with ease with the Blendz Portable Rechargeable Smoothie Blender’s powerful 12oz bender. Portable, rechargeable and cordless, this blender’s strong battery provides up to 15 blends on a single charge. Plus, it easily breaks ice and frozen fruit in seconds for the perfect smoothie anywhere. Pro tip: Take this handy little gadget by the pool for the perfect frozen daiquiri or piña colada. Available for $69.99.
Geniani 250ml Portable Humidifier
Dad will breathe easy with this lightweight, compact and portable USB powered ultrasonic cool mist humidifier that packs easily into a suitcase. With a noise level of only 38 dB, the Geniani 250 ml portable humidifier is as quiet as a ticking clock. It doubles as a night light, so Dad wakes up refreshed and rejuvenated wherever he rests his head. Offering two fog modes – continuous and intermittent – even the driest hotel room can be comfortable in minutes. Available for $22.97.