Accessories Carrying options for Evo while running/jogging/exercising.

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  1. MikeAltogether

    MikeAltogether Active Member
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  2. pingpongboss

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    Whenever I'm running with the Evo in my jeans pocket, I always nervously clutch it with one hand :x

    So scared it might come flying out with me bouncing up and down.
     
  3. evoman2be913

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    Ping why in the world are you running with jeans on in this god forsakes heat? :D
     
  4. Rob_A

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    He probably means when he is 'running from the po'lice.' :D
     
  5. pingpongboss

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    Haha.. gotta catch that bus you know?

    Got this bad habit of waiting till the last minute then sprinting to the bus stop a block away.
     
  6. evoman2be913

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    Here is what ping listens to as he runs from five o hahaha

    YouTube - 69 Boyz - Five O Five O
     
  7. NinjaMom

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    I've gone running with my Touch Pro and Palm Pre before. I use bluetooth earphones and an arm band. Never had a problem. Will be running with my evo as soon as I get it.

    Check out the sportypal app.... Had it on the touch pro and it is really awesome!
     
  8. dandm4life

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    double post, my bad
     
  9. dandm4life

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    should be corn off the cob...
     
  10. rdegk15

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    Running in jeans? That cant be comfortable at all!!
     
  11. whatsitsname

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    I would go with the Motorola S9. I know a lot of people have problem with it. If you sweat a lot, I wouldn't recommend it. If you don't sweat that much (especially around the head), these are great. My first set lasted me a year and half. I'm on my second one now. As someone who has a pony-tail, I hate corded headset with a passion.
     
  12. kencrudup

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    I bought this case from Radio Shack for $25, and it fits the EVO perfectly, and unlike what the review of that case listed from Amazon above, I have no problems getting it in or out, and the magnets hold the flap pretty securely (no accidental ejections yet).

    As for headphones while running, I have a cheap pair of Samsungs I got for ~$30 at BestBuy a while back (SPH-500, IIRC). That way, when my sweat kills 'em in a year or so I won't "sweat" :) buying another set.
     
  13. rangergrrl

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    I am admittedly NOT a runner, but the EVO and a running app inspired me to give it a try. I turned on the GPS, the FM radio, and fired up the running app for my first one mile run. Completed in 10:54 secs...not too shabby for a first timer I don't think. It was a bit bulky in the armband...i may actually take the case off next time or just stretch the pocket a bit more. At any rate the app recorded my run geograhically, by elevation and time. Nice to see at the end. I already loved the phone but I guess I just found another reason to love it even more.
     
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  14. palmgoog

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    10:54 sucks for 1 mile. jk. It's great that your using your evo for this. But still that time sucks...lol
     
  15. RaiseUp151z

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    not really I don't think 10:54 is that bad ...its just something that can be definitely worked on...there are many first time runners who can't make the one mile so be proud that you did it.

    EVO is off the hook I don't run much that either & I haven't tried it with EVO but it's about to happen tomm..morning. thanks for motivating me op.
     
  16. BenChase7

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    OP: thats cool. I use my EVO for hiking, walking and jogging all the time. I usually use Google My Tracks for GPS tracking. And usually use Pandora or music I have downloaded to the SD card for music. I love having these features on the EVO, too!
     
  17. Klaskimo

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    What armband are you guys using? I'm having trouble finding one for the evo. Especially witha case on it.
     
  18. pwnst*r

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    Grow a pair.

    First you say "it sucks, jk", then you say "it still sucks, , lol"

    He's not a runner + first time timing a run = not bad.
     
  19. stevenw00

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    Congrats! What running app are you using? Also what armband?

    Thanks!
     
  20. RagingSamster

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    So 10:54/mile sucks? I completely disagree. As the most current philosophy for distance running is that running too fast while training is detrimental to performance.

    The one "killer app" I'm waiting for is a bluetooth heart rate monitor. I jog, usually 6-13 mile runs. I attempt to keep my heart rate at Max minus 50 ( for me that's 130-135) this allows you to run farther, without soreness the next day and actually builds up the muscles allowing them to use more energy, more efficiently.

    I use:
    Runkeeper - love it, great info, breaking out splits by default
    Nike+ ( with Ipod Nano) great social running tool, the challenges keep you motivated.
    Garmin Forerunner 305 - the gorilla of the market, GPS and heart rate a real must have until android gets a heart rate meter.

    You can check out the various web interfaces/data pages at my blog
    http://www.runningintherain.net

    Keep on running!
     
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  21. nRRe

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    i used to run(using term loosely) and when I first started I was around 10-11min mile as well.

    Used a GPS tracker program called TrackMyRun on my old HTC Diamond WinMo phone. Should look into one for the Evo to use. Haven't ran in a while, last 3 times I went out I got really bad shin splints =(
     
  22. some.devil

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    I have an old Phillips MP3 player that is now just a paperweight. I've been using the Evo, an iarmband, and a set of bluetooth headphones to run with. The whole wirelesss thing is amazing!
     
  23. burglar

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    I used run.GPS on my WinMo phone, and they were able to transfer my license to my EVO. The interface is super ugly, but it's a great app, and supposedly supports bluetooth HRM, although I've never tried it, as I don't have one.

    Their website is the killer part - one touch upload of training. Here is an example of a training report, plus keeps track of all your training.

    It's a bit pricey, IMHO, so try before you buy. There's a 1 week full featured free trial in the marketplace.

    Also, don't worry about how fast you're going, just run. When I started 4 years ago, I couldn't run a full mile. This year I ran my 2nd and 3rd half marathons. I'm far from fast, but a heck of lot faster than the people who don't bother at all.
     
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  24. Rigmaster

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    It's a nice option for those who want it, but I don't like to have anything more than a flyweight iPod shuffle or mp3 player when I run. This is one case where the Evo's dimensions and weight are just too much. Might as well consider it a hand weight.
     
  25. mattpsx2

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    11 min. is ok. I'm a little overweight but still athletic and can do it in sub 7-8 min mark, although that was when I played baseball year round. IDK about now haha.

    But all my running is at the gym now, playing racquetball and doing the stairmaster so I don't really run anymore, but I have been intrigued by the running track applications. The only thing I'm worried about is that the evo is a REALLY big phone to be running with.
     
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