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Best way to carry droid while running

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

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    LOL now here's the guy wearing the fanny pack that you DON'T wanna piss off! LOL
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    *goes and hides in a corner*
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    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.
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    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.
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    Haha thanks guys. I'll make sure to avoid anyone running with a fanny pack from now on :)
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    I use that shell/holster combo from verizon. Its been working well on my daily 5 to 7 mile fast runs.
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    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:
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    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!
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    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.
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    *blushes* umm.... you mean you guys DONT need gps in Wal-Mart? Some of those things are pretty gargantuan...

    +1 for arm holster btw.
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