Don't know if anyone else out there is using their phone as an all purpose exercise device, but I figured I'd share my setup in case anyone else was interested.
I'm using a Tune Belt AB83
to hold the phone/secure it to my arm. I purchased mine from Amazon, here
. I know they also sell in some stores, just none in my area.
I don't use any sort of protective case on my phone, and the Tune Belt holds the phone securely without making it impossible to remove. You can easily press any of the buttons or manipulate the screen while it's in the Tune Belt. There are also larger models that might hold the phone inside a case - the AB85 might be the one to look into for that purpose. I found the Tune Belt folks very responsive to my questions, though, so may be best to just call/e-mail them and ask.
Since I also use the phone to track calorie burn/heart rate/etc, I also have a Polar WearLink+ Bluetooth Transmitter
- it paired with the phone with no problems and the app I used (Endomondo Pro
) was able to detect my heart rate, again, no problem.
I plan to use a set of Philips ActionFit Stereo Bluetooth Headset
on order, but they haven't arrived yet - the sweat proof quality was the big draw for me there, particularly since I have shorted out headphones in the past. In the meanwhile I'm using an old pair of headphones that I don't mind ruining.
So what about you? Are you using this device to aid in your exercising? Got any accessories you'd like to recommend?
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