In case you missed yesterday’s post, we’re covering a series of techie gifts for dads! Yesterday we had 7 Techie Gifts For The Car Junkie, in today’s installment of our Father’s Day Gift Guide, we’ve got 12 gift ideas for those dads who are athletically inclined.
If your dad is an avid runner, jogger, cyclist, hiker, or skiier and is looking to track his heart rate while exercising, SCOSCHE’s RHYTHM+ armband has him covered.
- Employs patented optical sensor technology for highly accurate monitoring and measurement
- Works with the most popular fitness apps like DigiFit, Runkeeper, Map my Fitness, Strava and more
- Compatible with watches or smartphones that feature Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ heart rate data
- “Breathable” neoprene armband, in small and large sizes, provides greater comfort and ease of use
- IP67 sweat and waterproof construction means the same great accurate performance in both dry and wet conditions
- Allows you to wirelessly workout up to 100 feet from your mobile device or exercise equipment
- Lithium-ion battery provides up to 8 hours of workout time
Scosche sportCLIP 3
Earbuds are a must for most people while working out, and the sportCLIP 3 earbuds are IP4X splash and sweat proof rated with adjustable drivers for maximum comfort.
- Two point bend-to-fit flexible ear clips and adjustable, pivoting drivers provide a secure fit and maximum comfort
- IP4X splash and sweat proof rating designed to withstand the most rigorous workout activities
- Features high efficiency dynamic drivers, providing full range acoustic reproduction to help athletes stay motivated
- 3.5 ft. tangle-resistant, strain relief cable and antimicrobial earbud cushions prevent against moisture and bacteria buildup
- tapIT remote and mic technology allows users to easily control music and take hands-free calls without having to access their phone
Price: $34.99USD (currently on sale for $29.99 on Amazon*)
Golf. The bane of my existence! Bracketron’s TriCaddyXL securely holds a tablet so golfers can record their golf swings while on the course or driving range. Perfect for those looking to analyze their swings and get better at the game.
- Tripod comes with tablet holder for effortless, hands-free recording of golf swing
- Four-section adjustable legs provide easy positioning and height adjustment, offering a range of 15 to 35 inches
- Designed for indoor and outdoor use, the TriCaddy XL is ideal for both the course and the driving range
- Features a dual standard 1/4″ thread and t-notch adapter for optimal flexibility plus 360° rotation for portrait or landscape use
Price: $49.99USDPurchase from Bracketron
Let your dad take his music on the go with the Divoom Voombox-Ongo Bluetooth speaker. Not only is it great for indoors and outdoors, it also comes with an included bike mount and lasts more than eight hours making it perfect for cycling around town or off the beaten path.
- Weather resistant design allows the speaker to take the toughest of hits and splashes
- Features a built-in bike mount that seamlessly attaches to any bicycle for safe, clear musical enjoyment
- Booms for more than eight hours without needing to be recharged, making it ideal for all-day rides
- Versatile design ideal for indoor and outdoor environments, such as camping trips, backpacking, bike rides or any other extreme activity
- Equipped with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology
- Jam-packed with two 1.5” drivers and a passive radiator, delivering a clean sound passive level, filling large
- Available in four vibrant colors – light blue, light green, orange or black
Price: $59.99Purchase from Amazon
Hexoskin Biometric Smart Shirt
Capturing almost every exercise statistic possible, the Hexoskin Biometric Smart Shirt and companion device allow you to track everything from heart rate, breathing rate, activity level and more!
- Records over 42,000 data points per minute and provides accurate, scientific-grade body metrics
- In addition to basic metrics, the device measures heart rate recovery, heart rate variability, breathing rate, breathing volume, activity level, acceleration, and cadence
- Tracks sleep data such as sleeping positions, cardiac and respiratory activity
- Uses Bluetooth to connect with a user’s smartphone to track metrics in real-time during a workout
- Used by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency for training purposes
- Available in both men’s and women’s styles
Price: $169 (Smart Shirt only) – $399USD (Smart Shirt with device)
OptiShot Golf 2
Dad bummed out because he had a golf reservation and it was cancelled due to bad weather? Pick him up Optishot’s Golf 2 system which will let him play on popular golf course using his own clubs.
- Works with every club in your bag, requires no elaborate set-up and is compatible with Windows and Mac
- Sixteen precisely-tuned, high-speed 48MHz infrared sensors, each calibrated to track your favorite clubs, before, during and after contact
- Simulator transmits data to your Mac or Windows computer in real time after every swing
- Tracks speed, tempo, club plane and hand path
- Play Mode: the user selects from an exclusive course library which displays realistic 3D images of popular world-class golf courses with multiple camera views
- Practice Mode: the OptiShot PinPoint will track and record progress
- OptiShot Live feature allows users to play 18 holes against other golfers from down the street or across the globe without ever leaving their home
PEAR Sports Mobile Training Intelligence System
Instead of getting your dad a personal trainer, the PEAR Sports Mobile Training Intelligence System is a great alternative. It’ll let him train on his own schedule and includes customized training methods and real-time audio coaching.
- Features a Bluetooth heart rate monitor for measuring body’s response during a workout
- Includes Stride earphones with earlock earpieces that work with the app to provide real-time audio coaching
- Exclusive earlock earpieces utilize seven contact points to ensure a secure and comfortable fit
- Free app includes 400 customized training methods and activities from elite fitness experts
- App can be downloaded in the iTunes App Store and at Google Play
Price: $99.95USD (currently on sale for $80 on Amazon*)
Not everyone is into smartwatches these days, and the Polar A300 gives your dad an alternative to track daily steps and sleep activity.
- Tracks daily activity, sleep (restful vs. restless), steps, and calories burned
- Sends notifications to your wrist and smartphone when you have been inactive for too long
- Offers daily personal activity goals and guidance on how to reach them
- Provides motivation during training sessions by suggesting training targets and providing feedback on fitness benefits
- Uses the Flow app (available free in App Store and Google Play) to offer more details on daily activity, training, and sleep including a monthly Diary and calorie expenditure
- Pairs with Polar H7 heart rate sensor for accurate heart rate based training
- Additional wristbands sold separately for $24.95 and offered in Charcoal Black, Powder White, Sorbet Pink, Indigo Blue, Mellow Yellow, and Storm Gray
Another little speaker for the cyclist, the boomBOTTLE by SCOSCHE not only has speakerphone capabilities, it should also fit in most standard water bottle holders allowing your dad to listen to his tunes without the speaker getting in his way.
- Dual 40mm drivers produce rich, deep audio with amplified acoustics for even the loudest of outdoor environments
- The one of a kind speaker was designed with a durable, non-slip and shock proof TPU exterior, strong enough to withstand drops or vibrations caused from rough terrain riding
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge
- Doubles as speaker phone with a built-in microphone to deliver crisp, clear echo-free phone conversations
Price: $129.99USD (currently on sale for $89.95 on Amazon*)
SOUL Electronics Pulse Earphones
The first of a pair of earphones from SOUL Electronics, the Pulse series are extremely lightweight and feature a tangle-free cable which SOUL Electronics guarantee will stay on your ears.
- Ultra-lightweight earphones (0.6oz) with superb bass, clear mids and crisp highs
- Tangle-free cable tightly wraps around ears guaranteed to stay on
- Washable silicon body protects against water and sweat
- Universal one button controller for easy call answering and music playback
- Available in electric blue or red
SOUL Electronics Run Free Pro
If your dad is looking to go the cordless route, SOUL Electronics’ Run Free Pro earphones feature Bluetooth connectivity and also feature wind noise reduction technology.
- Guaranteed to stay on when active with the first interchangeable ear lock system for custom size and fit
- Wind noise reduction technology allows runners to listen to music without wind interference
- Features a sporty and fashionable waterproof design with up to 8 hours of battery life
- Ergonomic remote control with integrated mic for music control and hands free taking
- Available in two color options: electric blue and storm black
Zepp 3D Multi-Sport Motion Sensor and Platform
And last, Zepp has a nifty looking device for the golfer, tennis, or baseball dad. Simply attach a sensor to your club, bat, or tennis racket and the device and app will track various aspects of your swing, analyze it, and let you compare your swings to pro athletes and friends.
- Users can review and replay their swing in 360 degrees and see their swing in HD Video
- Compare your swings to pro athletes including Mike Trout, David Ortiz, Hunter Pence, Jennie Finch, Keegan Bradley and more
- 3D motion sensor easily attaches to any bat, club, or racket using innovative sport-specific mounts
- Sensor wirelessly transmits data to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth after every swing
- Baseball: track bat speed, path, timing, angles at impact, trends and more
- Golf: track speed, tempo, club plane, hand path, backswing position, hip rotation and more
- Tennis: track shot type mix (serve, forehand, backhand, smash), power and spin (topspin, slice, flat) and more
- Able to compare swings to pros and friends and share your swing data with others
- Zepp application records critical data and provides analysis, personalized tips, drills and coaching
- Sensor has an 8 hour battery life, weighs 6.3 grams and measures 1.1” x 1.1” x .39”
Price: $149.99USDPurchase from Zepp
And there you have a list of a few suggestions for those dads who love the athletic lifestyle. Be sure to check back as we publish the rest of our Father’s Day gift guides over the next few days including techie gifts for the outdoorsy dads, audiophiles, and those on-the-go!
*NOTE: If sale prices are listed, those are current as of the time this post was published and subject to change without notice.