Google Home
Google Home, pictured above during the presentation of new Google Hardware in San Francisco, Oct. 4, 2016. Reuters

Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 18, in case you forgot), and this year consumers could change things up by getting dads tech gifts.

Instead of ties and home tools, consumers can look to Father’s Day deals from Amazon and Best Buy for new ideas for the weekend holiday.

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Father's Day deal: JPL Waterproof Speaker available on Amazon for $99.95. Amazon

JPL Waterproof Speaker

Amazon is selling the JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $99.95, down from $110.95. The gadget can wirelessly connect up two devices, which means people can take turns playing music. Most importantly, the speaker is waterproof, which is convenient for summer days at the beach. The device, which can play for up to 12 hours, is available in different colors, including red, black, white, gray and blue.

Echo Dot

The second-generation Echo Dot is available for $49.99 on Amazon. The Alexa-powered device can control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provides news updates, sets alarms, reads audiobooks and carries out other tasks when asked. The gadget can also play music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.

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Father's Day deal: Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker on Amazon for $99.95. Amazon

Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker

The Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker is on sale for $99.95 on Amazon, down $30 from its original $129.95 price. The device, which is available in black, can pair up with iOS, Android and Windows devices, so dads can monitor his activity. The sleek wristband tracks sleeping patterns, steps, flights of stairs climbed, the number of calories burned and the amount of time the person has been active.

Best Buy

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Father's Day deal: GoPro Hero5 action camera on sale at Best Buy. Best Buy

GoPro Hero5

Best Buy is offering $50 off the GoPro Hero 5, dropping the price of the 4K action camera from $400 to $350. The tough, waterproof device is good for outdoor activities. The camera offers image stabilization by decreasing shake and vibration distortion. The camera can also be controlled hands-free through voice commands. The Hero5 also features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which means your dad can instantly upload and share photos through the GoPro app.

Google Home

Best Buy is offering the Google Home device for $109, down from $129. Through voice commands, Google Home plays music and answers questions about the weather, news traffic, sports, among other things. The virtual assistant also controls smart home appliances, sets alarms, adds items to shopping lists, plus other tasks.

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Canon PowerShot SX530
Father's Day deal: Canon PowerShot SX530 on sale at Best Buy for $249. Best Buy

Canon PowerShot SX530

Best Buy is selling the Canon PowerShot SX530 digital camera for $249, down $130 from its original $379 price. The 16.0-megapixel camera comes with multiple SD card slots, which allows for more storage on the camera. The device takes 1080p HD video, and captures high-resolution images of up to 4608 x 3456 pixels. The camera also has built-in Wi-Fi and creates reels based on images taken.