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As it is possibly one of the most polarizing gadgets of 2015, some dads out there will undoubtedly want a smartwatch. Check what OS your dad is using and go from there. You can find our full comparison of Android Wear and the Apple Watch here.
Quite controversial, but also quite fun, drones make a great father’s day gift this year. The numerous options from companies like DJI and Parrot mean you are bound to find one in your budget too.
3. Nest thermostat
The gateway drug for the connected home is the Nest thermostat. If your father is a stickler for the energy bill, he’ll love the ability to track energy consumption and schedule heating and cooling.
4. Smart TV
Television isn’t what it used to be, and it may be a great time to upgrade dad’s set with a new smart TV. This Vizio M602i-B3 is a stylish option.
5. Streaming device
Dad addicted to Netflix? Give him a better way to watch it on the big screen at home with a new streaming device. Check out this comparison of the most popular options on CNET.
6. Wireless headphones
These days, no one has time to deal with headphone cables getting tangled. Consider a pair of wireless headphones or earbuds for your music-loving dad this father’s day.
7. Automatic smart driving assistant
With the Automatic Labs Automatic smart driving assistant, dad can track his driving and choose the most efficient routes. It works with most cars that have a port for a reader.
8. VR goggles
If your dad lived through the 1980s, he likely has fond memories of virtual reality. Get dad a VR headset for father’s day to give him another look at VR. Options like Google Cardboard and the Samsung Gear VR are reasonably priced.
9. Smart home hub
If your dad is interested in the connected home, he’ll need a hub to control all of his connected devices. For example, the Icontrol Networks Piper offers a plethora of sensors, a security camera, and a microphone.
10. Fitness tracker
Whether your father is a gym rat, or simply wants to try out a wearable, a fitness tracker is a great gift to give. The Fitbit Flex is one of many great options in the space.