6+ owners: Can you run/exercise with your new phone

B.A.T

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I'll be waiting until January before I upgrade from my iPhone 5 but I'm curious if the 6+ is too big to do any long trail runs with. I don't want to go to the Apple store this weekend because of the crowds (and the inevitable new iPhone lust) but I'd like some opinions on running with the 6+ from some of you who just got it today. Thanks.
 

troop231

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I'll be waiting until January before I upgrade from my iPhone 5 but I'm curious if the 6+ is too big to do any long trail runs with. I don't want to go to the Apple store this weekend because of the crowds (and the inevitable new iPhone lust) but I'd like some opinions on running with the 6+ from some of you who just got it today. Thanks.
Saw someone at the gym's 6 Plus fall out of their shorts running on the treadmill, but the headphone cord saved it from the fall. :(
 

applebro

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I run just fine, in fact, it's easier than with the iphone 5. my runs are slower and more mileage so my strides are not as vigorous
 

B.A.T

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I still haven't seen any of these out in the wild. Anybody tried running with their 6 plus yet?
 

Marli

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I use the fitbit, now, but will get the Apple Watch when it's released.. That's my fix for a big phone.
 

marine0816

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I use the fitbit, now, but will get the Apple Watch when it's released.. That's my fix for a big phone.
But the thing that sucks with apple watch is that you still need a iPhone for it to function properly. Therefore you're still carrying the BIG phone around
 

muggerfugger

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Haven't tried running yet, but cycling is no problem. Done a couple hundred km with the iPhone so far.
I'll be cycling about 20+ miles a day with mine.

Do you already have a bicycle mount for it? if so which one?

I'll be buying this one when its available for iphone 6 plus (they say a couple months before they'll have one at least).
http://www.quadlockcase.com/products/iphone-6-bike-mount-kit

which do you use?

Nearly certain my current iphone 5 mount wont work :p
 

Marli

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6+ owners: Can you run/exercise with your new phone

No GPS included though.

Yeh, if that's the case it's a limitation.

I am looking at one of the belts that carried the plus. I think it's the only way of running with it..

I used an arm band with the 5s, but the plus is a little big..

It will count steps like the fitbit. That's all I do now..
 

golfdude

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Even running with my 6 is iffy. I can't wear my typical baggy gym shorts, I have to wear shorts that are a little tighter fitting. I can imagine with the 6+ it's even worse. Lately I have been just using an old iPod to run with and leaving the phone at home. But everything else at the gym has been good with the 6. I see plenty of +'s at the gym.
 

Marli

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Do you have a source that confirms that?

Not on me.. But I don't think they will sell many if it doesn't have this basic feature.

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Even running with my 6 is iffy. I can't wear my typical baggy gym shorts, I have to wear shorts that are a little tighter fitting. I can imagine with the 6+ it's even worse. Lately I have been just using an old iPod to run with and leaving the phone at home. But everything else at the gym has been good with the 6. I see plenty of +'s at the gym.

Same, just use one on my old iPods. Using a nano at the moment, with the Nike plus in the shoe.
 

OneMike

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I haven't ran with my 6+, but to be fair I never did with my 5S or 4S either. I don't like anything when I run though. Just ID and a bill. That said I'm more a treadmill runner or track where I can just have things close by.

Workout though, I've had no issues at the gym with 6+.
 

txa1265

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I run with mine all the time! I had gotten a SpiBelt 'large pocket' for the Galaxy Note 3 and use it now with the (much lighter) iPhone 6. It works great ... but make sure to get the 'large pocket' version.
 

iphone1027

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I don't really run, I lift more. I just stick the plus in my short pocket and workout. Haven't had a problem.
 

marine0816

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Apple watch is a joke without built in gps for running. apple is suckering everyone with half baked features . The gps will be in apple watch 2
 

nateo200

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I'll be cycling about 20+ miles a day with mine.

Do you already have a bicycle mount for it? if so which one?

I'll be buying this one when its available for iphone 6 plus (they say a couple months before they'll have one at least).
http://www.quadlockcase.com/products/iphone-6-bike-mount-kit

which do you use?

Nearly certain my current iphone 5 mount wont work :p
Wow that looks sweet! I haven't been on my road bike in a while (been running instead) but I plan to get back on but was worried I'd have to leave my iPhone in my saddle pack (which is nearly full as it is with other important stuff). The wait is just a pain! Oh well I guess thats what we get for being bleeding edge technology fiends :D XD
 

txa1265

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Apple watch is a joke without built in gps for running. apple is suckering everyone with half baked features . The gps will be in apple watch 2
'Joke'? Um, no.

But it IS divisive - I use both a Garmin (with GPS) and a Magellan Echo, which basically is a display for the phone GPS. Each has benefits and drawbacks.

As for the iWatch itself ... we have at least 5 months before it is 'real' according to some reports, so no rush to judge it yet :)
 
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