Where to place phone while running with Apple Watch

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  1. dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Hey! I go running a few times a week, and since it is summer, I don't want to wear longer clothes, as it is too hot. I can't wear a cardigan/jumper/sweater either, so where could I keep my phone? I don't want it in my hand, as I am a kid and it could get taken, or in a loose pocket. I want to take it with me for the more accurate readings and of course the GPS. Where are you going to put yours? Thanks!
     
  2. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    There are armbands for holding phones while running, if you really want that GPS. Note that after a few times of running with GPS, the watch learns your average stride, so can make an educated guess about the distance ran without the phone.
     
  3. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tried armbands, weren't very comfortable and kept slipping down. Thanks though! Yeah I know that, but of course I have to take my phone with me for the first few times, and sometimes I want to be presise, or know my route (sometimes I randomly select) so ask can re run if I liked it.
     
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    I was thinking this. I have a six plus. It's a pain to run around with...unless fanny pack.
     
  6. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha! Yes of course, may invest in shorts with zip pockets.
     
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    Apparently the watch is able to learn your stride from the phones GPS among other things. Then you don't have to have your phone with you for it to measure the distance you traveled.
     
  8. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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    I use a flipbelt for running, highly recommend it.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    I have been running 3 to 5 times a week with an iPhone since 2007. Nothing beats a fanny pack to me.

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  10. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I explained above. Thanks anyway!

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    Thanks, does it feel comfortable?
     
  11. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    If you're a girl - I've seen them put inside their bra.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    Putting an iPhone in your pocket and it jostles around. This will drive you (or me at least) crazy. Arm bands are uncomfortable and are very asymmetrical. With a fanny pack you will never know it is there.
     
  13. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is awkward....... :D
     
  14. jshear macrumors member

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    I have been a runner for past 15 years. I run 5 miles or more per day. I use the Flip Belt. It holds my iPhone 6 and bank card and to be honest I have tried many other ways to hold my phone and the Flip Belt is the best. I also use a Plantronics Back beat fit wireless headset too. Both are a great combination. I hope this post helps you out . I bought both on Amazon.

    http://flipbelt.com

    http://www.plantronics.com/ca/product/backbeat-fit?skuId=sku6800013


    Cheers

    Jeff
     
  15. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    dilap,

    I run, a lot. This is what I use every day and it works great!

    When I don't need to carry any water, I use the Jurek Essential. When I need to carry water, I use the Jurek Endure. The Jurek Series is exceptionally light.

    http://www.ultimatedirection.com/c-jurek-collection.aspx

    The pocket is great. It will hold an iPhone 6 or smaller, but it will not hold an iPhone 6+. However there are plenty of other waist belts out there that can. The iPhone's GPS still works great and I get very accurate results with Strava.

    Cheers,
    Bryan
     
  16. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it makes me annoyed as well. Thanks for that!
     
  17. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    My wife uses a Flip Belt for races, and I'm ordering one now so I won't have to use the armband any more
     
  18. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looks good! And available easily in the UK!
     
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  20. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Jeff, may go with FlipBelt as it seems to be highly recommended on here!
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    I plan on trying the FlipBelt (or similar next). I'm down to 3 serviceable belts now and waiting to hit 2 before buying another.
     
  22. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great Bryan, thanks. Will have a look later.
     
  23. bombboy macrumors regular

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    Flipbelt is great. Pair this with some bluetooth headphones for the best setup.
     
  24. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    +1 on the flipbelt. Works well with 6+

    I have been looking at these plantronics. Does the band bounce around an hit your head/neck while running?
     

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