iPhone 6 Plus and exercising

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  1. kkay5 macrumors newbie

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    Preorders are a little over an hour away and I am starting to panic, because I STILL have not decided whether to get the 6 or 6+. The main thing holding me back from the 6+ is wondering how hard it will be to run with my phone.

    Is anyone else worried that it will be too bulky with a case to take running?
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Nope. I have used a Note 3 on runs and I was fine with it. 6 Plus for me!
     
  3. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Get an iPod shuffle. Inexpensive, strong retaining clip molded into the iPod, no-look controls, weighs nothing. You'll never go back to anything else.
     
  4. AutoUnion39, Sep 11, 2014
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    AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I'm going to have to get an armband for the Plus. If not... treadmills usually have a chubby these days.

    edit: cubby LOL
     
  5. Vctr macrumors regular

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    Well, I guess you'll have an excuse to NOT exercise. Oh well!!
     
  6. houssein31 macrumors regular

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    personally i think you can't go wrong with the 4.7....I like the idea of going from a small iPhone 4 to a 4inch 5 to a 4.7 inch 6
     
  7. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    I went back to my phone once I realized I can switch up my music on the fly with Spotify. Being able to use Runkeeper (and other similar apps) is handy as well.
     
  8. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I'd have to get an iPod for the gym and running if I got the 6+. I don't even like carrying my 5S on runs very much. That's the primary reason I wouldn't go for the 6+.
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I have considered this, but there are too many things the shuffle can;t do.

    First, I need to constantly mess with mixes and syncing. I prefer to just make playlsists right on my phone and stream them.

    I use it for running and biking outdoors. I don't think I need to list the reason this is handy.

    When at the gym, if the phone isn't on me (because I am using a shuffle), I need to leave it somewhere. That's essentially not an option for me.

    If I don;t have my phone when working out (wherever that may be) well, I don't have my phone. This is fine at the gym I guess, but when I am running or biking on a path it can be hours before anyone runs into me. As a sense of security, the phone has become a safety blanket of sorts. I have left home without my wallet and even my keys. Never my phone over the past decade.
     
  10. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    Gonna have to dig out my old Nano Mini for the gym.
     
  11. Sgt93 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a little worried about running with the 6+ myself.
     
  12. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    As I typically run a lot with my devices, I was curious, with the Note 3 what type of case did you use? Armband? or did you just hold the phone in your hand?
     
  13. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    This is also one of my concerns.

    And no, a nano/shuffle type of deal won't do the trick. I do a lot (a LOT) of mountain/trail running. The phone not only tracks GPS for me, along with a bunch of other cool running stats, I'm also frequently in areas where having a phone allows me to take some of the coolest pics -- something else a nano/shuffle won't do.

    And, for the record, I never listen to music while running. I'm running in such gorgeous places I like to be able to see/hear/feel/experience where I am: having headphones plugged in for 15 miles really detracts from that.
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I tried holding in my hand and that was awful. I was more concerned with the phone than the workout.

    For runs I generally use an armband. For biking I generally use a wasitband. I switch them up in the gym for weights (whatever is cleanest goes with me that day).

    For my bike I plan on getting a mount that someone linked the other day, though the link is on my PC browser (I am dumb and don;t sync bookmarks even though i really should!)
     
  15. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Ah, agreed holding a phone in my hand was awful too. The armband wasn't bad but it felt awkward to me, I've not tried a waistband yet so that might be the best way for me. Have you tried running with a waist band, any pros/cons to it?
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    The only way the waistband felt comfortable was with the phone at my back. My lower back (though I think this is the case with everyone) tends to pool sweat easily. If you are going for a short run, not so bad. If you are going longer, not a great place for an electronic device to be.

    Been using armbands since the iPhone 4 though, and they honestly pretty much all feel the same. More of a difference im weight IMO. The Nokia Lumia 920 was the heaviest I have used.
     

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