While neckties may once have been the go-to Father’s Day present, try giving dad something that will benefit him all year long, whether at home or on the road. Whether he’s an elite athlete or aims to tone up and lose a few pounds, our list of gadgets, gear, 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 backers 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 provides thousands of live and pre-recorded daily workout classes from 10 to 60 minutes in length across 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 injuries, 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/mo), 3-Month ($23.99/mo), or Annual ($20/mo). Sign up here.
Hammerhead Karoo 2
Founded in 2013 by Piet Morgan and Laurence Wattrus while on a 3,000-mile ride across the U.S, Hammerhead’s mission is to provide cyclists of every skill level the technology to navigate any ride successfully. The Hammerhead Karoo 2 offers a GPS bike computer with detailed maps, turn-by-turn navigation, and instant rerouting when dad strays off course. With 12-hour battery life, this invaluable on-road companion can be mounted to handlebars or handheld 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, enabling dad to feel 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, dual-action pump, repair kit, and 6-point front bungee to secure gear (or beer). Available in five colors and designs, Retrospec Weekender 10′ Inflatable Paddle Board will help work dad’s core without hassle. Available for $349.99.
Somewear Global Hotspot
Traveling off the grid? Don’t leave home without Somewear Global Hotspot that provides dad (and the rest of the family) peace of mind for times when cell service is unreliable or non-existent. This 4oz device pairs with iOS and Android devices to offer 100% global coverage on Iridium, the world’s most reliable LEO satellite constellation network, and allows for 2-way text messaging and email service via the Somewear App, weather reports, and location sharing. It also provides 2-way emergency communication and live geo-tracking without connection to a phone when a camping or boating trip goes off-course. Available for $279.99.
Suunto GPS Watch
Made in Finland, the Suunto 5 Peak watch is equipped with easy-to-use technology, including 3D maps with turn-by-turn navigation, music controls, and 80+ customizable sport modes with up to 100 hours of battery life in Tour mode. In addition, dad can track his steps and calories to hit his fitness goals while monitoring recovery with a sleep tracker. At only 39 grams, this lightweight device offers route recommendations and 3D heatmaps in the Suunto app to encourage dad to discover new terrain without worry. Plus, its sunrise and sunset alarms will ensure he maximizes his outdoor time while ensuring he’s home in time for dinner. Available for $299.
Redefy Weighted Cordless Jump Rope
Ropeless and tangle-free, the Redefy Weighted Cordless Jump Rope is incredibly portable and can be used in nearly any room of the house or even in the coziest hotel room. With no height limitations, this adjustable 80g weighted jump rope can be used by anyone from novice skippers 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
Easily enjoy fruits and veggies on the go with Blendz Portable Rechargeable Smoothie Blender’s powerful 12oz bender. Portable, rechargeable, and wireless, this blender’s strong battery offer up to 15 mixes on a single charge. In addition, it easily breaks the ice and frozen fruits in seconds for the perfect smoothie anywhere. Pro-tip: bring this handy little device poolside for the perfect frozen daiquiri or piña colada. Available for $69.99.
Geniani 250ml Portable Humidifier
Dad will breathe easily with this lightweight, compact, and portable USB-powered ultrasonic cool mist humidifier that can easily be packed in a suitcase. With only a 38dB noise level, the Geniani 250ml Portable Humidifier is as quiet as a ticking clock. It doubles as a nightlight, ensuring dad will wake up refreshed and rejuvenated no matter where he rests his head. Offering two mist modes — continuous and intermittent — can make even the aridest hotel room comfortable in minutes. Available for $22.97.