This Father’s Day mix things up a bit with tech gifts - Verizon Wireless
This Father’s Day, mix things up a bit with tech gifts


This Father’s Day, mix things up a bit with tech gifts

The ties are nice. So are the belts and socks. And Dad appreciates them all because he knows they’re given with love. But this year, consider mixing things up a bit. Let Dad know how much you want him to enjoy not only his family time, but also the bits of free time he’s able to catch. Give him Father’s Day gifts that help him relish that free time even more. Here are just a few suggestions available from Verizon.   


Samsung Gear VR


Sometimes Dad just needs to be in a world of his own, and now he can do that from the comfort of his favorite chair. Developed in partnership with Oculus, the leader in virtual reality, the Samsung Gear VR brings virtual reality home…or wherever Dad wants to take it.  The portable headset’s lightweight design and intuitive touchpad drop him right into the action and allow for hours of truly immersive entertainment.


He’ll watch movies from Oculus* in his own virtual private theater, stream from a selection of more than a million short films and videos from Vimeo, be at the center of his favorite games, and socialize with friends in a virtual world all his own. Gear VR will propel Dad into amazing 360-degree virtual adventures with ever-expanding, exclusive content from Samsung Milk VR.  And he’ll enjoy movies and other programs from Netflix** in a virtual living room setting.


Compatible with select Samsung smartphones,*** Gear VR features an ergonomic design with flexible padding, and it fits over most eyeglasses.


Fitbit Blaze™ Smart Fitness Watch


Is Dad a weekend warrior? Does he enjoy biking? Maybe he likes to get in a game of tennis one or two nights a week. If so, the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is a gift he’ll use and appreciate. More than just an extremely good-looking, technologically advanced watch, Blaze will help Dad maximize every workout.


PurePulse™ continuous heart-rate tracking not only monitors Dad’s pulse, it also supplies him with simplified heart rate zones to help him gauge his workout intensity. He can even watch customized video workouts right on the watch’s display. Connected GPS helps Dad make the most of his run. When wirelessly linked to his nearby compatible smartphone, the function maps his running route and shows real-time stats like pace, distance and speed. Dad’s stats are wirelessly synced to his dashboard and converted to easy-to-read graphs and charts. Fitbit Blaze is also water-resistant, so no need to worry if Dad gets caught in the rain.+


This sophisticated smartwatch also helps Dad maximize virtually every aspect of his day and night, too.  He’ll wear the smartwatch all day for continuous tracking of distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. Blaze automatically tracks his sleep patterns. And he’ll see call, text and calendar notifications from his nearby smartphone on the Blaze display. Fitbit Blaze wirelessly syncs to more than 200 compatible devices.


And if you want to make this an extra-special gift, consider also getting Dad one or more of the interchangeable bands and frames specially made for Fitness Blaze (leather, metal or classic, each sold separately).


mophie powerstation 3X


“More power” has been the battle cry of dads as far back as we can remember, and with so many devices and accessories running on portable power these days, the need for boundless energy is stronger than ever. That’s why Dad will truly appreciate the mophie powerstation 3x.


Equipped with two charging ports, the powerstation 3x’s 6,000 mAh battery makes it possible for Dad to charge two power-hungry devices at once -- even when he’s not near an outlet -- and is compatible with most USB-charged devices. The mophie has an LED indicator that alerts him when the powerstation requires a power boost. And even with so much power, this ultra-thin and super lightweight battery pack is compact enough to fit in Dad’s pocket.


When both a device being charged and the powerstation are both low on power, a Priority + Charging function first charges the device, then restores power to the battery pack.  That means the device is given charging priority, so it’s ready to go when Dad needs it.


A busy dad and a busy day can be a drain on a smartphone’s power. Help Dad maintain his continuous family connection with the gift of power…give him the mophie powerstation 3x external battery. He’ll love it.


LG TONE PLATINUM™ Bluetooth Stereo Headset


Dad likes his music. He also likes listening to games and sports shows. But what happens when yard work and household duties cut into his basic listening activities? They don’t have to. Not if you get Dad the LG TONE PLATINUM Bluetooth Stereo Headset for Father’s Day.


This fine-quality, around-the-neck, Bluetooth® headset delivers an extraordinary acoustic experience, thanks to Harman Kardon® Platinum Sound and Qualcomm® aptX™ HD, delivering high quality audio over Bluetooth. And as long as Dad is within 33 feet of his connected device, he’ll enjoy every the refined, full-bodied sound and rich bass of his favorite music, and the identifiable crack of bat-on-ball as his favorite team gets a hit.


He doesn’t even have to miss a call in loud surroundings, thanks to noise-canceling, dual MEMS microphones that provide clear calls even in noisy environments. And the retractable ear buds offer a wire management solution that’s comfortable and won’t get in the way of what he’s doing.


TONE PLATINUM provides Dad up to 10 hours++ of listening time, up to 11++ hours of talk time and up to 17.3 days++ of standby time. Charging time is less than two hours.


Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® Speaker II


The high-powered Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® Speaker II is just as much at home on Dad’s workshop bench as it is on his fishing boat or on his desk at work. This wireless speaker is small enough to fit in the palm of his hand, yet it produces sound quality on par with a larger, full-size audio system.


Want to call Dad while he’s listening? No problem. The music automatically pauses when your call comes in. And because he never wants to miss your calls, Dad just presses the multi-function button and talks directly into the speaker. He can even continue with his work or play, because his hands remain free.


When play time or work time is over, Dad simply returns the speaker to its charging cradle. Fully charged, the portable speaker’s lithium ion battery delivers up to 10 hours++ of playing time. SoundLink Mini also has a micro USB charging port, enabling convenient charging from most USB sources. And it connects wirelessly to two Bluetooth-enabled devices simultaneously and instantly recognizes up to eight of the devices Dad decides to pair it with.


Dad can choose to use the speaker’s power and volume control, or he can use his compatible smartphone or other paired device to select a playlist -- no remote control necessary. Set up is also easy, with voice prompts guiding him through the pairing process.


Ties are nice…

…but tech from Verizon also goes a long way toward showing Dad you care about the  things that matter to him. These are just a few suggestions. Shop Verizon’s entire line of accessories this Father’s Day.


*Oculus content purchased separately.


**Some apps and services such as Netflix require payment or subscriptions to use. Charges may apply.


***Works with Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 edge. Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 require a software update from your carrier.


+Fitbit Blaze is sweat, rain and splash proof, but not swim proof.


++Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network and signal strength.