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HOBBESIS49
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2/16/14 8:19 P

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Master runners team friends- Thanx for all of the GREAT resources!!!
I have much to investigate.. Things for future reference that I hadn't contemplated like water bottles..
I ended up purchasing a belkin Sport-Fit Armband as it was able to accommodate my heavy duty cell phone casing ( incase of a drop). I like the way it fit my arm comfortably and that it has a cash/ key pocket.

I'll use the suggestions you've given me here for future reference. I'm sure that my needs will be changing as my workouts progress to more.

You are appreciated.. Thank You!!!
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Edited by: HOBBESIS49 at: 2/16/2014 (20:20)
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2/14/14 4:33 P

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I have an iFitness belt that has 2 small water bottles (http://www.peterglenn.com/product/ifitness-12oz-hydration-running-belt?utm_source=GooglePLA&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=Shopping+Feeds_IFITNESS)

and it has a water resistant pouch for phone to protect from sweat and rain.

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2/5/14 8:47 P

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I'm surprised that no one is starting out by asking your requirements. For example:

How frequently do you need to press buttons on your phone?
How frequently do you need to look at your phone (without pressing buttons)?
Do you like to peel off layers of clothing easily?
Do you have a belt already that can accommodate the phone?
Are you likely to get a larger phone in the next year?
And so on.

I would think about these things before assuming a particular solution makes sense. For example, it makes no sense shopping for an armband if you frequently peel off upper layers. And so on.



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1/29/14 11:21 A

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Trying it on is the best option, by far--good luck finding something that works for you! If you have any large races with big expos coming to your area, that can be a great place to check out what's available beyond what the local running stores or REI have in stock.

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HOBBESIS49
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1/29/14 11:05 A

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Hey Team,
Thanx for answering my question. You've really given me quite a bit to work with Appreciate YOU!

Think I'll be headed to the running store first and then if necessary I'll check out whatever is available on line ( although I kinda would like to try it, strap it on or try something on rather than to just have something I'm not sure about arrive in the mail). A trip to the REI in Portland may be do. Love that place but it has been a couple of years since I've been there.

Thanx again,
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1/29/14 6:31 A

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My water bottle has a pouch that will fit a phone, so I basically carry it on a run. I tried a strap for my iPod and would always get rashes--I'm assuming it would be the same for a phone.

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1/27/14 10:06 A

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I use a Fitletic belt..it also holds my water and sports beans.

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1/27/14 9:34 A

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Both suggestions are perfect and accurate. If you use the armband test it out real good in the store and then on short runs. I use both and sometimes just hold mine on short runs. Helps to keep my hands relaxed and not balled up tight.

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1/27/14 6:39 A

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I use an armband that I picked up from my local running store. I do get some chaffing in the summer due to increased perspiration especially on long runs. I also have running gear with built in pockets for my cell phone- lulu lemon and athletes have some if you want to check it out.

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1/27/14 1:37 A

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There are armbands that hold iPhones (and other phones, too), or they can be carried in a pocket or waist pack. There are a number of brands; my preference is the Fitletic running belts and armbands. Check what's available at your local running store, or online at places like Fitletic, Roadrunner, REI, etc. Hope that helps some!

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HOBBESIS49
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1/27/14 1:06 A

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Hello Team,

OK here is my Question:
I have a iPhone with Spark People APP to Track exercise using the GPS Workout. Does anyone have any insight or suggestions on how to hold an iPhone to run?

I keep seeing folks with bands around their arms running but I imagine that most are heart monitors. Is there some kind of a band or a special way to carry an iPhone and run?

BTW I really like the Spark People APP on my iPhone.

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