Father’s Day 2015 is here and this is a good time to pick up next-generation tech gifts for your dad. No matter how old your dad is, it’s never too late to introduce him to the latest technology and here’s our comprehensive buying guide for this father’s day. From smartphones to 4K TVs to smartwatches, we’ve got the Father’s Day gift list covered.
Smartwatches/ Smart wearables
This year smart wearables are the biggest buzz in technology and if you think, it’s time to help give your father an extra nudge to get him back into shape this year, check out some top options
Xiaomi Mi Band
This is the cheapest option in the lot considering it costs only Rs 999 and will give the number of calories and steps taken. While it’s not much in terms of health, it will at least help dad get a sense of how little or how much he walks. Also if this is his first wearable, it won’t overwhelm him with data, which is always good. Read our one month review
Samsung Gear Fit
If your father has a Samsung phone, this is a perfect companion device to get him. The Gear Fit is priced at Rs 15,900 (although you can get it for much less online). It can measure heart rate, quantify workouts — walking, running on cycling. Good for fathers who want to get more stats on their health. Read our full review here.
The Sony SmartBand is the best and easiest wearable band in the market. It can really let its users create a wonderful lifelog and help them lead a healthier life. Again a must buy for dads. Also it costs less than Rs 5000. Read our review here.
We’ve divided them into three-categories: the budget, mid-budget and high-budget. If dad is still using his old Nokia feature phone, it’s high time that he moves on. There’s a wide variety you can choose from, and at any price point.
A newly launched smartphone by YU Televentures which has been founded by Micromax’s Rahul Sharma, this is a stylish device with CyanogenMod OS that you can get for your father. In our review we were impressed by the performance and look of this device. Read our full review here.
Xiaomi Redmi 2
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As we’ve said in our review, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is worth a buy given its performance. The camera and battery alone make this phone worth it and given that it costs Rs 6999, it’s a good phone to give as a gift, especially for first time smartphone dads.
CoolPad Dazen 1
The latest Chinese entrant into the Indian Market, CoolPad Dazen 1 costs Rs 5999 and is available on Snapdeal. It offers a decent 8 megapixel camera, and has a fairly smooth performance. Read our review here.
Xiaomi Mi 4i
At Rs 12,999 the Xiaomi Mi 4i has been a stunning performer. The screen-resolution, the camera all left us deeply impressed. Great for your father, if you want him to ditch his budget smartphone. Read our full review here.
Moto G (2nd Gen)
The Moto G (2n Gen) is one of those classic smartphones that just delivers on performance, be it battery or camera. The user experience is smooth and pure Android makes it bloatware free. Dads who might have hated smartphones in the past won’t mind this one. Read our full review here.
Asus Zenfone 2
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The Asus Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM is one of the best phones in the mid-range at the moment especially since it offers top of the line storage and memory options. Also the camera gives good results even in low-light. If you father wants good camera options, then this is a device to consider. Read full review here.
The OnePlus One has top-end specs at mid-rang pricing. A 13 megapixel camera, full HD display, Snapdragon 801 and 64 GB storage space with CyanogenMod OS, makes this is a compelling buy and a really good gift to give. Read our review here
Top end smartphones
Look beyond Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6 (which are of course really good choices) if you want to gift your dad a high-end smartphone. Our top three picks
Moto Turbo’s amazing battery life ( 2 days) and the fact that the phone does not heat up despite the Qualcomm processor makes this a stunning flagship device. If budget is not a problem, get this for dad. Read our review.
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The recently launched LG G4 has a stunning camera, display and looks stylish the leather cover back. Read our review
The world might have moved on beyond BlackBerry but many dads still love their keyboards and the BlackBerry Passport is one such premium device which will cater to their needs. Read our full review.
Cross tracker wallet
Help Dad keep a track of his wallet with the handcrafted wallet made of soft Spanish calf leather. It comes with an integrated tracking system that works via Bluetooth and syncs with the free to download Cross Tracker smartphone app. Read more here.
SenseGiz key tracker
The Find is a small plastic tag slightly bigger than a regular stamp. It can be attached to a keyring or stuck on to other objects. Again a great gift for dads who are constantly forgetting where their keys are.
For all music loving dads, the range of options is wide with headphones, speakers. Our top picks
If Dad loves his music the Sennheiser Urbanite Denim review are the headphones in the Rs 15k price range. It’s music as it is meant to be listened. Read our full review.
On the other hand if you have the money to spare, check out the Bose QC25 noise-cancelling headphones. They offer premium audio quality and cost Rs 21,000 and will really help dad get a quality music experience especially if he travels a lot. Full review here.
Sony SRS-X55 speakers
At Rs 16,999 the Sony SRS-X55 might seem expensive, but these speakers offer great audio quality with a bunch of easy connectivity options. A portable and good option for dad, who might not appreciate big speakers as a gift. Read our full review here.
4K TVs are the new rage and it would not be a bad idea to buy one for your father, if you really plan to spend big this father’s day. Just make sure, there’s at least HD channels available since getting 4K content won’t always be that easy.
Philips 8500 series 58-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV
At a price of Rs 2,35,000, this is an expensive gift for your father. It has been built to to impress and is a stunner in every sense of the term. The TV has a very thin bezel and a stylish metal stand, both of which make it easy to blend this large screen into the rest of your home.
On the other hand, the Intex 42-inch FHD LED TV which is priced Rs 41,999 is a great option as well The 42-inch FullHD display quality is really good. The colours are vibrant and the black really deep. Read our full review here.
Sandisk iXpand flash devices
If Dad needs extra GBs, then the Sandisk iFlash is a portable option as it offers support for iOS devices and Dual flash drive USB C-type connectors. There’s also a 200GB microSD card for Android users. Read more here.
This is one of the most stylish smartphone power banks in the market. This is a 10,000 mAh battery and that takes a good 5 hours plus to charge fully. It will make sure that your father never complains about his smartphone battery when he is out travelling. Price is Rs 1399, so it’s a great budget device as well. Read more here.
Hi:P7 Shaze MultiMedia kit: This is everything you need to keep you smartphone smart, a stylus, compact data cables and audio multitool.