Iphone 4 users

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  1. rparedes

    rparedes New Member

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    Just curious about best way to bring the Iphone on a ride (just bought one). Read there are issues with sweat transfer in armbands and moisture transfer and heat build-up when in jersey pockets.
    Use Ziplock bags? It's been really hot and my jersey is totally dripping wet when I get home and don't want to ruin my new phone...
    Thanks!
     
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  2. pearl-drum-man

    pearl-drum-man New Member

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    I have a small frame corner mount zipper pouch that fits my iPhone and keys, it isn't invasive at all.
     
  3. scottknight56

    scottknight56 New Member

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    I use a iphone mount made for the iphone4. It works great. Decided to move it from the stem to handlebar to avoid dripping sweat, but other than that I really like it. Wish it had a cover in case of rain but so far have been able to avoid getting caught in a soaker. If bad weather is coming I usually grab a sandwich sized ziplock for the phone. The GPS MotionX App works great too. Doesn't eat the battery like some Apps. Can handle tracking a 50 to 60 mile ride with battery to spare.

    Got the iphone mount at Erik's. See link
    www.eriksbikeshop.com
     
  4. Crocosis

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    I use a mount made by RocketFish...

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  5. titch124

    titch124 New Member

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    i just put it a small plastic bag (like a sandwich bag) and keep it in my back jersey pocket , dont think i could handle having it on the handlebars
     
  6. burtonator

    burtonator New Member

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    I have one too.... that thing is bulky as hell though :p
     
  7. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Agreed! far to bulky to bother using on my handle bars /img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif
     
  8. ambal

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    The phone looks ridiculous mounted on the bars, are people really using these things instead of a cycle computer?
     
  9. baker3

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    I'm sorry, but thinking a massive phone can replace a small bicycle computer is stupid.
     
  10. jpr95

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    I use my iPhone 4 in addition to a cycle computer. Both have features that you can't get independently. I like the GPS tracking I get with the phone (along with the emergency call ability), and the cycle computer pretty much gets left on its cadence mode. If there were a Bluetooth device for attaching to the bike for cadence and speed (and I suppose power for an expensive upgrade) that would talk to my iPhone, I'd dump the cycle computer.

    I ride for touring enjoyment, but at a pace that has some challenge to it. I don't race, so I don't care about weight too much.

    Jason
     
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    weight is an important issue for sure.
     
  12. Yojimbo_

    Yojimbo_ Well-Known Member

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    Cripes - some of the isheep can't even go riding for a couple of hours without having their phone available and visible at all times.

    Just put it in a baggy and carry it in a jersey pocket if you have separation anxiety.
     
  13. ToffoIsMe

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jpr95 .

    I use my iPhone 4 in addition to a cycle computer. Both have features that you can't get independently. I like the GPS tracking I get with the phone (along with the emergency call ability), and the cycle computer pretty much gets left on its cadence mode. If there were a Bluetooth device for attaching to the bike for cadence and speed (and I suppose power for an expensive upgrade) that would talk to my iPhone, I'd dump the cycle computer.

    I ride for touring enjoyment, but at a pace that has some challenge to it. I don't race, so I don't care about weight too much.

    Jason



    http://www.ibikesports.com/ibikedash/idash.html
     
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