Tech guru: 3 tech gift ideas for Father's Day

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by STEVE GREENBERG / Special Contributor

WFAA

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Steve Greenberg is the co-host of the Food Network's "Invention Hunters," where he's always on the lookout for the next big thing.

He joined News 8 Daybreak Friday to show off the coolest gadgets this Father's Day.


It's not too late to go out and get dad a really cool gift.

The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale measures your weight, fat percentage and body mass index (BMI) to provide a full picture of your weight trends. This Wi-Fi enabled scale helps you reach your target weight by letting you set goals, track your progress and stay motivated every day. Your stats automatically upload to your online Fitbit dashboard through Wi-Fi, where you can get a more comprehensive view of your health and fitness and track your eating and exercise habits. Set up is fast; the scale can be set up to automatically recognize up to eight users. You can check your progress from your computer or with a free smartphone app. The scale is available in your choice of black or white for $129.95.

iBike POWERHOUSE is complete fitness system for your bike. It's the only fitness system that combines precision cycling power measurement with a personalized cycling program designed around your fitness level and goals to give you maximum results in the minimum amount of time. iBike POWERHOUSE offers a variety of goal-oriented fitness plans for cyclists of all levels developed by world-class cycling expert Hunter Allen. POWERHOUSE'S continuous feedback and audio coaching keep you motivated and on-target. The program also incorporates periodic re-assessments that automatically adjust your plan to accelerate results. Choose from 2 pre-installed plans or purchase additional plans on iTunes. The package includes a weather-proof case, bike mount for your iPhone, speed/cadence sensor and iBike POWERHOUSE app, with two pre-installed plans, iSlim and CycleMaxTM. The iBike Powerhouse is $279 at Apple Stores and online.

OnStar FMV can be a gift of safety for you father. OnStar is not just for GM cars, you can now add it to almost any car. OnStar FMV (For My Vehicle) keeps dad safe and connected out on the road, with services like Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Hands-Free Calling and Automatic Crash Response. Simple to use, it only requires changing your current rearview mirror for the OnStar FMV mirror. For a limited time only, you can purchase FMV for $99.99 including installation.

You can catch Steve every Monday night on "Invention Hunters," or you can pick up a copy of his book, "Gadget Nation: A Journey Through The Eccentric World of Invention."

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