best way to carry phone while running

4 Best Ways To Carry A Phone While Running. All You Need To Know

Maybe you are that runner who enjoys listening to music or tracking your mileage whenever you are out on a run. That said, when it comes to doing both things, your smartphone might be your best bet. Especially in this day and age, technology is not only so readily available at our disposal, but also a great way to do just about anything, from running to working to entertainment and everything in between.

That said, you would like to carry your phone while you run, as means of tracking your progress and listening to music, but you are concerned about just how to carry it around with you. Especially since you will be running and bouncing up and down on the road, you do not want your phone to bounce up and down with you, either. Not only that, but also you do not want for it to accidentally slip out of your pocket or, even worse, get slippery and dirty from the sweat on your hands if you choose to hold it.

Hence, you might be lost in what to do, i.e. the most convenient option to carry your smartphone in this circumstance. That is why we are here to help! Read on to learn more in this article about the best way to carry your phone while running. We will provide you tips and tricks on how to do so, to ensure that you have the smoothest workout experience possible.

Without further ado, let’s get started!


Four ways to carry a phone while running

Granted, carrying your phone while running can be tricky business, so it is a good idea to consider some options to make it more convenient for you to do so. For the most part, you will need to invest a bit of money in this process, but some products should be quite affordable, all the while able to last you in the long term. Here, we offer you just a few items that you might be interested in purchasing:

1. Get a FlipBelt.

Resembling something like a bright, stretch band for your waist, a FlipBelt is not a bad option to consider, since it not only can store your smartphone, but also other items like keys, passports, and even water bottles, depending on the type you want to get (after all, there are many of them).

To go into more detail about its features, the FlipBelt offers just the right amount of width for minimal bounce and movement, so that you do not have to worry about items slipping out or otherwise weighing you down as you run. Not only that, but also it is made from high-quality Micropoly and Lycra fabric, as means of ensuring maximum stretch and flexibility to keep you comfortable as you run to your heart’s content. It is a popular item for runners, so it might be a good one for you!

2. Purchase an armband.

Granted, armbands have been around for ages, but just like with the fast-paced development of technology in the last five years, the armband has also changed as well to accommodate this shift, as means of making it more convenient and comfortable to wear and use while on your runs.

That said, you can pretty much say goodbye to thick, bulky, and stuff armbands that give your arms a rash at the end of the day. Recent armbands have become more minimalist, even thinner in design and made from material that is more breathable and able to wick away sweat and moisture when you perspire. Besides all of that, armbands also can carry small items like keys and cards on the other side of the item, in a small pouch that is secured and snug to make sure you do not lose them.

If you would like to save money and DIY your armband, here’s a tutorial video: 

3. Find shorts with small pockets on them.

If you are going for more the traditional method, then finding running shorts with pockets can serve you well. It is best to find shorts with pockets that are relatively snug, but not so snug in that you can barely fit your phone in there- the key is to make sure that the smartphone fits and does not shift or otherwise bounce around when you go jogging, since that can be a nuisance and slow down your speed.

A good rule of thumb when selecting and purchasing your running shorts is to make sure that they are not too short length-wise, since that will most likely yield very small pockets that cannot even fit a phone in the first place. Try to settle for a minimum of mid-thigh, to ensure that you can fit your phone in its pocket.

4. Obtain a waist pack.

Similar to a FlipBelt, a waist pack is more so of a fanny pack than anything. While some people find it tacky in style, it is very useful to wear, as well as store bulkier items than a FlipBelt such as wallets and power gels. Some even come with a hookup to your smartphone, so you can just play music on there without needing to worry about adjusting it every single time!

The trick to buying a solid waist pack is to find one with a pouch that is not too big and bulky, since you would not want the pouch alone to weigh you down as you run. On the other hand, do not get one that is too small, since then it is close to impossible to fit anything in there. Balance here is key, which will help you out in the end.

For some more options, check out this video here: 


All in all, carrying your phone while running might be difficult, especially if you do not know of any options to do so effectively and comfortably. We hope our options, from the FlipBelt to the armband, will give you some ideas on what to do, and to ensure a smooth, tranquil running experience.

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