iPhone and Exercise...

MarkW19

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Specifically light treadmill use...as it's all flash-based, should be fine shouldn't it (in a pocket)?
 

liketom

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i would never take that bad boy on a treadmill my old 1st gen Shuffle died that way:D and i got a big bruise on my behind:eek:
 

MarkW19

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Yeah, that's what I was thinking...but as long as I avoid any accidents (unforeseen, I know), the motion etc. won't damage anything will it if it's securely in my pocket?

I might consider one of those new Product (RED) shuffles though, and use it just for this purpose. I wonder if the Apple headset button will work with the Shuffle to advance tracks/pause...
 

EvilDoc

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If you are asking if the iphone will be ok in your pocket they yes it will be. The bouncing around from the treadmill will not affect music playback. Your music will not skip and the iphone will not be affect in any way ;-)
 

MarkW19

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If you are asking if the iphone will be ok in your pocket they yes it will be. The bouncing around from the treadmill will not affect music playback. Your music will not skip and the iphone will not be affect in any way ;-)
I know it won't skip...more concerned about long-term damage inside by the constant "shocks" for 10 minutes every day... :)
 

trainguy77

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Better safe then sorry...is there a cup holder your can put it in? But I would recommend just getting used shuffle cheap somewhere.
 

MarkW19

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Yeah, I think you're right guys.

Thinking about it as well - changing volume/tracks will be tricky if it's in my pocket (I always have my iPod/phone next to me when I'm listening to music on it, and not in my pocket while I'm walking about etc. so this is never an issue for me), and I'll probably want the cord routed up my tshirt so it's not dangling all over the place, making the mic button (almost) useless.

If I get a shuffle, it's light, not $600, basically nothing to damage/go wrong, and I can clip it to the bottom of my shirt for changing tracks/volume...as well as keeping it clipped to the treadmill ready for whenever I need to use it!

Might try and find one on eBay, or just get one of those new RED ones. Still, $79 does seem a lot just for 5/10 mins a day...
 

plumbingandtech

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I'm thinking of buying a cheapo Go-Phone (pay as you go) as a back up phone just for when I go jogging or to the gym.

Something I don't care if I wreck of lose.
 

fart

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I use my iPhone while on the thread (power walking) almost daily. Loaded it up with the first season of Heros and plow through an episode per workout.

For the weight I've lost, even if I dropped my iPhone it would have been worth it, IMO.
 

lilnyc

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Do you talk on the phone while running or working out?
I do. That's what I love about it. I don't miss calls while I'm working out.

I place mine in a steady place (not in my pocket), and use the remote control to change songs. Once I got a work call that I would have otherwise missed while at the gym, so I love it.
 

macrat

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I'm thinking of buying a cheapo Go-Phone (pay as you go) as a back up phone just for when I go jogging or to the gym.

Something I don't care if I wreck of lose.
I used to take my Treo (as I cannot miss any calls in my type of business), iPod Shuffle, and a small pocket Sony Camera during my one hour runs. I now carry only the iPhone instead of all three devices and I've been doing this now for over a month during my marathon training runs. This is what makes the iPhone such an awesome device and worth the $600 price tag.

Don't worry about damaging it. Just make sure it's secure in your pocket, in a belt case, or in a sports case (Belkin) :eek:
 

APPLEHOARDER

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iphone 4 running damage

will running/ working out with my iphone 4 affect it in the long run? I don't plan on buying insurance on my phone.
 

simple20

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For what its worth I pulled 6gs the other day in an aircraft and my phone was just fine.
 

Seattleite

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I know it won't skip...more concerned about long-term damage inside by the constant "shocks" for 10 minutes every day... :)
Only 10 minutes per day :confused::p

I run with mine on both the treadmill and outdoors, most days for at least 5 miles or more, 30+ miles per week No issues. They have the Nike+ software on them, so obviously made to work fine with running!
 

w3iiipu

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i run with my phone too...without case or straps! Just hold it in my hand

I use runkeeper and i play music on my 2 mile run