Best way to carry droid while running

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by jamsesh, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. jamsesh
    Offline

    jamsesh Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I like to run and there are some great stats tracking apps in the market place. I was hoping for some advice from others about the best way to carry the phone around while running.
     
  2. SwordOfWar
    Offline

    SwordOfWar Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    In your pocket. A holster might not stay on secure enough while running, and holding it in your hand is a pretty bad idea.

    If you don't have any pockets, carry some sort of backpack, or one of those girly "fanny packs". That should work just fine.
     
  3. gdoane
    Offline

    gdoane Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ratings:
    +0
    I use a fanny pack with a concealed carry holster (CCW permit holder) when I'm out running, and the wired headset I got with the Droid for listening to it. The fanny pack doesn't interfere with the GPS any and if there's any trouble, the two things I want with me are my .380 and my Droid.
     
  4. SwordOfWar
    Offline

    SwordOfWar Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Putting the phone in any type of bag to carry around shouldn't affect the GPS much. Going inside building have a larger affect.

    Personally, I would prefer a small backpack and a wireless Bluetooth headset.
     
  5. Martin030908
    Offline

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    LOL now here's the guy wearing the fanny pack that you DON'T wanna piss off! LOL
     
  6. SwordOfWar
    Offline

    SwordOfWar Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    *goes and hides in a corner*
     
  7. gdoane
    Offline

    gdoane Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ratings:
    +0
    It's been my experience with the Droid that when I'm driving through the I-10 tunnel in Phoenix and it loses the signal (for obvious reasons, concrete and steel 8 foot thick can do that) it announces "GPS LOST". I've seen it do it in and out of car home mode.
     
  8. SwordOfWar
    Offline

    SwordOfWar Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeah, I expect tunnels or big buildings (such as wal-mart, target, etc..) would also cause problems, but thats not a big deal.

    Who uses a GPS to navigate walmart? lol

    All jokes aside, usually it pre-loads enough information to get you through any "bad or low signal" areas so most of the time you won't even notice it.
     
  9. jamsesh
    Offline

    jamsesh Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Haha thanks guys. I'll make sure to avoid anyone running with a fanny pack from now on :)
     
  10. s-one
    Offline

    s-one Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I use that shell/holster combo from verizon. Its been working well on my daily 5 to 7 mile fast runs.
     
  11. TheShaz
    Offline

    TheShaz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Have you seen the SIZE of some of these Super Walmarts? Go in looking for a gallon of milk and I'm lost in the shoe section. A new app is needed...

    :icon_ banana: MEGGA SHOPPING CENTER & MALL NAVIGATION :icon_ banana:
     
  12. Trip
    Offline

    Trip Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
  13. Runnaked
    Offline

    Runnaked New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I run with the Armpocket Sport 20 -- and I Love it!
    It carrys my phone/music, ID, keys, and GU; has 3 pockets on the inside and a great locking audio port on the bottom so my ear-jack doesn't disconnect. I have small arms and all the other cheap armbands slipped right off. This actually comes in a small strap length with a vented, moisture-wicking strap that fits perfectly! Another reason it doesn't slip is the memory foam really contours to the shape of my arm, so I can really load this thing up and it won't slip.
    Best of all it has a touch/heat sensitive screen that I can run my apps "on the move,"
    and the double-pull zippers are super easy to get stuff out while running. I tried other cheap armbands, belts and various shorts/sweats with pockets and they all bounced and left sweat marks... not to mention bruises -- sweat and $300 smartphones... not a good combination.
    The Armpocket is the gift I'm giving to all my running buds for Christmas. I recommend you check it out at www.armpocket.com. Happy Droid Running!
     
  14. born2golf
    Offline

    born2golf Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Long Island
    Ratings:
    +0
  15. Card
    Offline

    Card Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    NorCal
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have an arm strap made of neoprene with a velcro strap. I think it was made for the iPod or iPhone, but my Droid fits in snugly. I think the manufacturer is Body Glove. I use it at the gym and on my bicycle, and I've never had any issue.
     
Search tags for this page

android holder for running

,
android phone holder for running
,
best way to carry smartphone while running
,
best way to run with phone
,

droid holder for running

,

how to carry phone while running

,
how to carry smartphone while running
,
running smartphone holder
,
smartphone holder for runners
,

smartphone holder for running