Father's Day gift guide for tech-loving dads

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A father and son at home pulling silly faces while taking a selfie together on a smartphone.
Get tech savvy dads a great gadget this Father's Day. Credit: Getty Images

If the dad in your life loves a gadget, indulge him this Father's Day and get him some of the techiest things out there. We've done the research so you don't have to:

Suunto 7 Titanium, $599.99

This uber cool watch helps dads make the most of their time. It's designed to be a training companion, with sports features such as a fitness plan to maintain training intensity, activity tracking and step counter, sleep quality monitor and calorie counter. It also has free online outdoor maps, a rechargeable battery with a 14-day lifespan and in-built GPS navigation. The ultimate tech watch for fitness fans, it comes in 7 colours, including graphite copper, sandstone rose gold, and black and lime.

Suunto 7 Titanium in graphite copper,

Ivomax Cordless Eye Strain Reducing Lamp, $89.95

If he struggles to read in the dark - but doesn't want to admit it - then this cool portable lamp is just the ticket. The LED cordless rechargeable lamp has up to 40 hours of portable illumination so he can move it round the house wherever he needs it. It has six levels of brightness so he can adjust it, and the body rotates by 360º so it can be angled perfectly. Cool and useful. 

Ivomax Cordless Eye Strain Reducing Lamp, $89.95

Apple AirPods Pro, $295

Wit noise cancellation capabilities, we're sure dad will love these Apple AirPods Pro this Father's Day. They’re small enough to fit in his pocket, they have no wires to get caught up in his jacket and they're sweat and water resistant. 

 Apple Airpods Pro
Apple Airpods Pro. Photo: Amazon

Video doorbell, $119

If your dad is going through a bit of a home improvement stage, he'll love this video doorbell from ring. He'll be able to not only speak to anyone who rings the doorbell, but see who's there as well. He'll get a notification on his phone when someone's at the door, no matter where he is at the time. 

Video doorbell
Video doorbell. Photo: $119

Wilsthire Bar-B Digital Thermometer, $19

BBQ loving dads will never have to worry about meat being over or undercooked with this digital thermometer. It's suitable for both the BBQ and the oven, it features a built-in magnet and hanging hook and it folds so it can fit in your pocket. 

Wilsthire Bar-B Digital Thermometer.
Wilsthire Bar-B Digital Thermometer. Photo: Big W

Chargetab Single-Use Emergency Phone Charger, from $18.95

Equip him for an emergency with this pre-charged battery pack. Simply plug it in to a device that needs charging, and it will power your device for four hours of talking and texting. It doesn’t require additional cables and has a two year shelf life. A great gift for the dad who likes to be prepared.

Chargetab Single-Use Emergency Phone Charger, from $18.95

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Anelace Binary Clock, $30.95

This cool looking clock uses binary code - the language of computers—to show the time. It comes with instructions to read it, and with just a bit of practice he'll be able to read it like a normal clock - and earn serious bragging rights. He can set it to 12 or 24 hour mode, and change the LED brightness to suit. One for serious tech-heads. 

Anelace Binary Clock, $30.95
Anelace Binary Clock, $30.95. Credit: The Grommet

Belkin Boost Charge Power Bank 20K, $79.95

It might not look like much, but this little device holds a lot of power. It's a personal and portable power bank that offers hours of streaming or gaming on the go. It includes a convenient, inbuilt retractable stand to hold his device at the perfect viewing angle while he charges it, and will give him up to 36 hours of extra battery life. In a double whammy, he can also power two devices at the same time, so he can charge his smartphone and game controller or headphones, while he plays.

Belkin Boost Charge Power Bank 20K, $79.95

Fitbit Versa 3 Smart Fitness Watch Black

The Fitbit Versa 3 is the perfect gift for a dad who's looking to be able to track his fitness levels daily. It has a built-in GPS and you he can can get calls, texts and app notifications using Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa Built-in when his phone is nearby. It has a six day battery life, with 12-minute fast charging and over 20 exercise modes. 

Firbit Versa 3 Advanced fitness watch
Firbit Versa 3 Advanced fitness watch. Photo: FitBit

Carpenters Pencil with build in spirit level, $12.99

Whether he fancies himself as a handyman, or actually is one, this is a great gadget for him to have on him at all times. It's a two-in-one carpenters pencil with a built-in spirit level so he knows his marks are in the right spot, making it perfect for hanging pictures, or doing other handy jobs around the house. It's made from wood sourced from well-managed forests too, so is a great sustainable option.

Carpenters Pencil with build in spirit level, $12.99

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