Do you run / work out with your Plus?

mpavilion

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Today, I went jogging for the first time with my new(-ish) 7+ (have only owned smaller phones in the past). I wasn't sure it would be tenable, but the phone stayed in my shorts pocket OK... it was just a bit heavy, and bounced around more than I would like. (I altered my gait a bit, so my leg wouldn't keep hitting it.)

Curious to know how others handle this. Obviously, I could leave the phone at home, but I prefer to have it with me in case of emergency. I also like having the pedometer include those steps (I don't have a sports watch).

[I'm sure this has been discussed in the past, but couldn't find relevant threads in a quick search; and haven't seen the topic come up here recently. So apologies for the repeat.]
 
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fartnugget213

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I don't do any cardio exercise like running or biking, just weight lifting with barbells and free weights really. I just slide it in my pocket and I don't have an issue.

With running, I think armband would be a good investment to prevent the phone from bouncing around. I have tried to jump rope with larger sized phones in my pocket, it is very uncomfortable.
 

mjwebb

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I have had the iPhone 7 Plus for almost seven months now, and have had the Series 2 Watch for six months now. Have been an iPhone user for some time now, but upgraded to the larger screen finally. Anyways, to answer your question, I would run with the iP7 around the neighborhood as I preferred the security of it, especially if I had injured myself as parts of the desert out here are very rocky. I usually just run with it in my right hand, and thankfully have the AirPods to complement it so no wires, no mess!

This turned me to purchasing the Watch, especially with the new headphones. I can now run with just the watch and AirPods and nothing to annoy me - it's great! However, I give up safety for convenience, so I adjust to my runs around the neighborhood and make sure I am running on asphalt and in somewhat populated parts of the town.

However, for gym time I love keeping my phone with me, as well as the watch, and find it to be convenient for whatever I may do in the gym, whether weights, treadmill, or jump-roping. Good luck and hopefully you find a good solution for your needs as we are all different (and if like me, picky)!
 
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Black Magic

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Today, I went jogging for the first time with my new(-ish) 7+ (have only owned smaller phones in the past). I wasn't sure it would be tenable, but the phone stayed in my shorts pocket OK... it was just a bit heavy, and bounced around more than I would like. (I altered my gait a bit, so my leg wouldn't keep hitting it.)

Curious to know how others handle this. Obviously, I could leave the phone at home, but I prefer to have it with me in case of emergency. I also like having the pedometer include those steps (I don't have a sports watch).

[I'm sure this has been discussed in the past, but couldn't find relevant threads in a quick search; and haven't seen the topic come up here recently. So apologies for the repeat.]
I run a few times a week. I have a gym sack on my back that I keep my phone, wallet, and keys in. I use my Apple watch to track my exercises and a keep up with notifications from my phone. PowerBeats 2 Wireless come in handy as well for music and Siri.
 

Relentless Power

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I don't do any cardio exercise like running or biking, just weight lifting with barbells and free weights really. I just slide it in my pocket and I don't have an issue.

With running, I think armband would be a good investment to prevent the phone from bouncing around. I have tried to jump rope with larger sized phones in my pocket, it is very uncomfortable.
I certainly don't run with my 7 Plus. (I usually run four/five days a week.) I used to keep my iPhone 7 Plus in my pocket when I lifted weights as I do regularly with listening to music, Although I had to many close encounters where the it almost came into contact with the phone and could've smashed it. My AirPods have rectified that issue where I can leave my 7+ stationary when I weight lift.
 

rotobadger

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I work out with my 6s plus all the time. However, I keep it in my gym bag and use my Bluetooth earbuds. It's worked well for me but I'm not a runner (just weights) so its size really isn't an issue.

To be honest, I was concerned about it at first but, as long as I have my gym bag with me, no problems.
 

iphone1027

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I don't run; however, I lift weights. Ironically I use a runner's belt pouch to store my iPhone 7 plus and keys. Keeps them nice a protected and it doesn't interfere with my workouts. I use Bluetooth headphones so I'm cable free.
 

T5BRICK

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I used to take my 4s and 5s with me when I'd go running, but since I started using plus models I don't take the phone with me.
 
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sigomez

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I ran a half and full marathon with my 6plus/7plus. I never bought a case for it just carried it the whole way. Not ideal but it is possible.

The one thing I do recommend is a good pair of Bluetooth headphones for running.
 

Mlrollin91

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I don't 'run' per se, but I definitely do a lot of walking/jogging with my 7Plus. I hold it in my right hand, and a water bottle in my left hand. Never have had an issue.
 
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