Strapping the 5.5 on my arm to run

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eastamherstbias, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2012
    I was all about getting the 5.5 inch until I realized I would have to put it into an armband. It just seems massive. Does anyone run with a Galaxy?

    I run about 35-40 miles a week and it just seems massive. 4.7 may be the way to go unfortunately.
  2. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    Seriously, why not just get an iPod shuffle. It's very cheap, probably similar in price to your iPhone armband. Ultra-compact, 2 gig of storage, lots of songs, podcasts, books, whatever. Has the clip right on the device, works well. And you never need to stop and look at a screen. Just press the intuitive buttons.

    Once you get a shuffle, you'll never go back to a clunky phone.
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Either a shuffle or nano would be a good option.
  4. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    IPod shuffle can't track your runs. I used to use my note 1 with an armband. No issues.
  5. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    This is an easy fix. I use the Nike GPS running watch with an iPod nano (the one with a clip) as my running setup. I leave my phone in the car.
  6. Markiie macrumors 6502


    Oct 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, California.
    I see a Apple Watch in your future.......
  7. eastamherstbias thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2012
    I use the iPhone 5s for music and for Nike plus. I have a jawbone Up for my steps and I have my garmin 310xt since Nike Plus is always off on distance but I like racing against my friends and posting.

    Yes, A iwatch is in my future but it won't be out until Jan/Feb/March so we have some time to kill.


    Hmmm and it does not bother you having a 5 inch device attached to your arm?
  8. tigerfan41 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    I've run with my 5" Galaxy S4 many times.

    Get a good arm band, put it on the outer part of your arm (not inside toward you), and it's good to go.
  9. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    A running belt also works if you don't want to look wierd with a phone the size of a tablet on your arm... or a prime target to get mugged.

    The fit will be snug for a 5.5 but it should fit.. I would try it out in store though to get the proper fit.. REI, Brookstone.
  10. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

    Feb 24, 2009

    He still has to carry his phone with an iWatch.
  11. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2005
    Exactly what I've been trying to figure out for the past 10 minutes. The belt was one recommendation. As long as the 6+ doesn't interfere with the running itself, an armband strap might work better.

    The Watch could work for stuff like this, except for the whole "needs an iPhone companion" oversight.
  12. Lloydbm41 Suspended


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California


    Def the way to go.
  13. Izauze macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2013
    Yup. Pretty much the entire point of the Apple Watch is negated with an iPhone Plus :/
  14. tjusafa14 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2011
    Another Idea - Running Buddy

    I haven't posted in a very long time but I felt obligated to because I have the exact same issue you do and I have been racking my brain over running with a 5.5 inch iPhone since the rumors started coming out about it.

    I run much more often 25 miles a week now and I have Jaybird Bluebuds X bluetooth headphones (that I love) and an armband for my iPhone 5 currently. The issue I see is with a phone as big as the iPhone 6 plus it would be uncomfortable on my arm. The solution I may have found after research is the magnetic pouch called a Running Buddy in this link meant for running with Galaxy Notes. It's a magnetic puch that clips to your waistband and holds the phone. The note Running Buddy is 6.25" long and 4" tall and the iPhone 6 Plus is 6.22" by 3.06" so it should fit. My idea is to put this running buddy on the back of my waistband of my running shorts and then use the Bluebuds (and eventually an AppleWatch) while running. Hopefully this gave you a possible solution to your conundrum!
  15. eastamherstbias thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2012
    Thank you for the update. I will check it out. I would love it if the Apple Store had store models of the 4.7 and 5.5 until release date so you could wander in and touch one in person.


    Prime Target to get mugged. I am not running in Compton.
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Are you worried about how it looks or how it feels?

    because, honestly, I have used a handful of different phones and, aside from slight weight differences, they all feel roughly the same, especially after you are 5-10 minutes in.

    I agree it can look a little silly, but runners have the craziest looking getups, generally speaking, anyway. Half my clothes are neon with reflictive tapes, short are shorter than anything I would wear anywhere else, and... yeah. You probably look ridiculous running (because ridiculous is the norm). What strapping a brick to your arm going to do? :p
  17. sr1329 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2009
    What if it has enough storage for 20 albums and your run data and can drive a BT headset? Maybe wishful thinking.
  18. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    That wouldn't matter if you want to track your run with a GPS - the Apple Watch doesn't have one. It piggybags on your iPhone's GPS.
  19. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Considering there are now 3 sizes of iPhone, shouldn't be too hard to find the least amount of compromise to fit your lifestyle.
  20. sr1329 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2009
    Ok yeah 1st gen issue. Better to get a Nano.
  21. eastamherstbias thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2012

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