Whether he pounds the pavement, hits the links, or takes the kids out for a Sunday bike ride, here is a selection of active-inspired gifts for dad on Father’s Day.
CamelBak All Clear Microbiological Water Purifier
Ideal for hikes and treks, this techy portable water-purification system takes the guesswork out of whether or not your water is safe to guzzle. In just 60 seconds, it can turn suspect water into pure refreshment. For extra protection, a built-in LCD confirms water purity. $99.95.
For dads who like to run, this gadget can track position, speed, distance traveled, and calories burned, in addition to their workout history and personal best records. It even sends reminders when he is due for a workout. Features outdoor and indoor GPS tracking. $149.
Sevylor Tahiti Fishing/Hunting Inflatable Kayak
For outdoorsy dads, this durable, portable two-person inflatable kayak could fit the bill. Features comfortable seats with back support and a camo color for stealthy trips upriver. $120.
Pentax WG-3 GPS Camera
The Pentax WG-3 GPS is waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, and coldproof, meaning it is rugged enough for mountain climbs as well as diving trips. GPS module automatically records position data onto captured images and works as a built-in digital compass and pressure/altitude/water depth gauge. US$300. SwingTIP For dads who want to perfect their golf swing, a new Bluetooth device pairs with a free app to pinpoint flaws in technique. The device and app combo captures video of your swing with loads of geeky bonuses such as 3D swing analysis and plane and club head impact metrics. $130.
Fitbit’s latest model, the Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband is powered by Bluetooth and therefore light enough on power to be worn all day. Features a pedometer, sleep tracker, vibrating alarm, and Android and iOS companion apps. $99.
BioLogic Pango Folding Helmet
For cycling dads on the go, the BioLogic Pango Folding Helmet can be folded to about half the size of a standard helmet. It comes in two colors (black and white) and can easily slip into a backpack for discreet toting. $130.