Where do you put your iPhone when you go out for a run?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by venividivigor, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. venividivigor macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2013
    I'm thinking about getting an arm strap unless there's something else I can strap my phone too. Like a belt around my waist?
  2. Andy in Embsay macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    Just bought a flipbelt from Amazon - seems pretty good.
  3. Julien, Apr 30, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015

    Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Fanny packs are BY far the best way to go.
  4. oreo7504 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2015
    I've got a belt round my waist but thinking of getting a flip belt. As I struggle to fit the 6 in my current one. I found the arm straps didn't fit my arm well& kept slipping down.

    Has anyone got a 6 & a flip belt?
  5. venividivigor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2013
  6. scully macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    you can get significantly cheaper versions of the flipbelt for about £10. They do the same job.

    The reason these now make sense is you no longer need to ever touch your phone whilst running. I have been running with my 6+ in one of these and its been easy. hardly noticed it.

    Wear it at the front though!
  7. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    Great idea. I run/jog too and I hate carrying the phone so I always leave it.
  8. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Nov 26, 2012
    Chigwell, England
    Hydration vest; only take my phone on long trail runs.
  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    If it's above 55 F I put it in my back pocket - hard to find running shorts w/ a large back pocket but try Saucony. Also Nike tennis shorts. But sometimes I'll just hold it in my hand.

    Below 55 F I put it in my chest pocket on my Saucony half-zip. I've seen similar Nike ans Asics.
  10. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2011

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  11. LuvAussies macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2003
  12. Alith macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2008
    London, UK.
    Up to iPhone 5s, an armband is good. The 6 is quite frankly ridiculous in an armband, unless you look like The Rock.

    I switched to a belt pouch with the 6 and I'm glad I did as it's very comfy and I can get bank cards, keys and travel card in it. You don't really need to touch the phone any more with the apple watch either so it's become especially convenient.
  13. gmhag macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2011
    Nathan Quickview - Best thing I have found. Ran a half marathon trail race with it and it performed very well. The pouch is big enough to put your phone, a key or two, and some $$. Doesn't fit the 6+ though.

  14. Sphyrna macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
  15. Speedman100 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2013
    I'm just holding my phone in my hand for now until the watch gets adjusted to my stride and stuff. I can't see myself wearing a belt or arm band. I feel like that's for older people. I'm only 19, and I just can't wear anything like that.
  16. venividivigor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2013
    I don't wanna carry a big phone on one hand and a water bottle in the other. I can't have it in my pocket because it flies everywhere in my gym shorts.
  17. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    You run with it in your shorts pocket? With a 6+? No chance.

    When I run 5K's, I put my 6+ in my sweatshirt pocket and secure it shut with safety pins. Not very elegant, but it works.

    May have to get a Fit Belt at some point though...
  18. Snowkarver macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    Another vote for the Flipbelt. Went through literally a dozen variations of belts, armbands, pockets, holsters, etc. and love this the best by far.

    First run with my new Watch today, 10K hills with my 6 in the belt, Jaybird bluetooth IEMs, Workout and Nike+ simultaneously. Perfection!
  19. Kb522 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    I'll second the spibelt. I've been running with one for many years. The same one, until last year when I upgraded to the 6+. Then I ordered the larger size. Works grea! No bouncing!
  20. Mulley2472 macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2014
  21. gmann21133, Apr 30, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015

    gmann21133 macrumors member


    Apr 15, 2015
    I use the larger size of this case. It gives me room for keys, cards, and money. I also leave my regular case on my phone as well.

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  22. almonde macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    Houston, TX
    I've been using the flipbelt, but starting to think the location around my waist is not great for GPS reception since the distance on the workout app is not accurate for me.
  23. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

    Feb 12, 2011
    oceanside, ca
    flip belt here too. two runs with it since i got it. main thing: it doesnt bounce everywhere. hardly feel it there. so awesome.
  24. Allewsive macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2015
    I used the Flipbelt the other day with the phone below my stomach at the waist, and after seeing the workout app for Watch report pretty slow pace times, I decided to take the iPhone out of the flip belt and carry it in my hand, which greatly improved accuracy....... the flip belt I have is a bit tight, so I wonder if my body is getting in the way of GPS for the iPhone as I have a little bit of a belly, maybe I should put the iPhone on my back instead of my front?

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