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  1. buffettgirl

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    Does anyone use their dInc as an mp3 player while running? (or their X) Do you like it?
     

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    I use mine while walking and at the gym. Sometimes it seems a bit too big. I like it overall.
     
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    I use mine on the ellyptical. I love it. I listen to slacker radio and watch tv.com on it. Oh yeah, I also watch movies. :)
     
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    use mine all the time slacker mostly and have no problems running on it and i have backbeat 903 so no wires.... i bought and arm band for 5 dollars that works pretty well (even though my arms are ripping it on arm day)
     
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    If I'm in the gym (stationary bike, stair overlord, treadmill, lifting, etc) I'll use the phone. But for actual running (the outdoor kind :cool: ) I'll use my mp3 player. With the hard buttons, it's easier to use on the move (and I don't have a armband/clip case for the phone). If I didn't have the MP3 already, I'd probably just use the phone.
     
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    my inc fits in my ipod touch armband holster. I actually use the ipod while at the gym, generally, but if it runs out of batteries I'll take it out and put the inc in, works fine.
     
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    thanks everyone! Dh is contemplating getting one after hearing me lust after mine - he's overseas right now so can't actually see what it would be like, and since I am more of a couch potato, I couldn't really tell him what it would be like to run with (on the treadmill, since he isn't allowed earphones while running on post) so I told him I'd ask what you all thought. :)
     
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    Yes while walking or running(radiotime)
    also you cardio trainer.
     
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    I use it while running. I had been using the MP3 player function, but recently I've just been streaming Pandora. Much better. When on the elliptical, I also watch movies.
     
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    Use it in an ipod touch case with bluetooth headphones and Cardio trainer...listen to mp3s but sometimes pandora for long runs...freaking awesome...love this phone!
     
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    Cardio Trainer and Pandora/Slacker Radio on my runs.
     
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    I took mine with me on a walk listening thru Mixzing and using Runkeeper to keep track of my progress...I can see how it would too big for most. I have a 1GB iPod nano that I normally use, but using Runkeeper was really the point of me using the phone on the walks to begin with.
     
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    I use mine at the gym and riding my bike. I have the Plantronics Voyager 855 Sterio Bluetooth Headset and it works GREAT!
     
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    I use DoubleTwist to listen to my Audiobooks (I know I know, I'm a dork, but it makes me want to keep going) and SportyPal to geo-track my route and progress every morning. Used to use my Nike+iPod but this is much better.

    Most men's running shorts have a small pocket in the middle of the wasteband on back that is just about perfect to lay my phone in sideways, with silicone case on.
     
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    Biking, running, lifting weights... it works really good imo!
     
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    Yeah, audiobooks (actually I like plays) work great for distant runs. Makes the miles float away. Granted, when I tell people I'm listening to Hamlet on a 8 mile run, they look at me really weirdly.
     
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    I still use my small compact old school Ipod nano... that is prolly the only product I have to support Steve and his B.S. compnay.... plus.. when I am doing hardcore cardio running (usually 5-6) miles I sweat like a pig.. i wouldnt want all that sweat on an Android.... Apples are good for that... :) lol
     
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    I haven't been running lately due to this insane heat wave but I have run with my Inc and I loved it, just turned on pandora and run keeper and off I go. I only wish they made an arm band for this phone because I haven't found a good way of holding it or wearing it while I run that I am comfortable with (both with the way it feels and the thought of it falling). I definitely don't miss my Ipod, this blows it away for functionality and just over all awesomeness.
     
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    What kind of armband do you all suggest I get? I've seen some on Ebay, but they're all a universal fit and I don't want my DInc in any danger when I'm biking or running.

    Also, which app do you all think is the best for tracking your route for running and biking?
     
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    I was wondering the same.

    I currently use an ipod nano and a garmin 305. I was thinking about using my incredible to consolidate the two devices, I'm not sure though. I would hate for my incredible to get really sweaty and nasty.

    I also think it would be neat to get Bluetooth headphones. Can anyone recommend a good set for the incredible?
     
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    The bluetooth headset I use is the Motorola S9-HD, use it with both the iPod Touch and the Incredible and the app I really like for tracking my walking, elliptical, etc is Cardio Trainer.
     
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    I don't use any mp3 player or phone while running. Real athletes focus on the burn, not needing the distraction or crutch of music to get through a run :p. LOL
     
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    Do the S9-HD's cut out on you while you are running.. I have tried the Rockfish which worked well, but they hurt my ears and I currently have the S9-HD, but it keeps cutting in and out. I think I might try the backbeat 903 next, or there is supposed to be a new version of the jaybird's coming out..

    I just don't know what is causing them to cut in and out.. I must have a steal plate in my head blocking it that I don't know about.. :)

    The Dinc works great for running though.. I currently am carrying in my hand( very annoying) as I haven't found an arm band that would hold it. I would like to get one that will hold the Dinc while it is in its case(verizon gradient) so I don't have to take the case off every run. If anyone knows of a case that supports this combination lets hear it..

    Side note.. I listen to audiobooks and podcasts on an app called Podtrapper. I used it when I had a blackberry, and the author just release an alpha(still a little buggy) version for the Android.. versitilemonkey.com It is a great app for running and listening to audiobooks..
     
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    So when I see pro athletes rocking the ipod to psych themselves before a race/game, they're actually wimpy assed lossers?
     
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    Yep! LOL :D

    But they OK if they use it before...not during. LOL
     

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