1. djroy03's Avatar
    I'm getting the Note5 tomorrow and was just wondering how it will be to bring the Note to the gym for music. Do you have any experience with it? Or is it too big and too expensive to bring it along?

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    08-24-2015 10:01 AM
  2. OceanView's Avatar
    I usually use the S6 at the gym but only when I'm on the treadmill.
    Although smaller than a Note, it's still cumbersome to carry in my pocket.
    08-24-2015 10:07 AM
  3. zmann's Avatar
    I have note 5 and it's not an issue. Same as my note 4.. I've taken the 4 to the gym almost every day for the past year. It fits comfortablely in my gym shorts and I use Bluetooth headset... On treadmill I just put it on the treadmill while I run..

    Note 5 is DOPE
    08-24-2015 10:07 AM
  4. Connert's Avatar
    I have no issue with it in my pocket but most of the time (99%) I'm using my LG Tone+ Bluetooth headset so I set it somewhere safe and pick it up to move it if I change areas of the gym. Worked the same with Note 4.

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    08-24-2015 10:09 AM
  5. Grolley's Avatar
    I am going out on a limb here, but this topic has less to do with your phone and a lot to do with you. Stop caring about what others think(If this is it a "too big of a phone" issue"). If not, disregard. The reason I mentioned it, is because I have had this conversation before. Now that the Appleheads have larger phones, they don't ride you when they see yours. I bring mine, and did my Note 3 before the 5, and it is what it is. It is not much bigger than the S6. I have never had an issue, and it gets the job done! If you are not very good at taking care of your tech, I would not bring it. Dropping it off your lap while weight training, or laying it on the ground while weight training won't end well if you aren't careful. I don't use an arm band and I am mindful of placement when I use it. Either pocket, lap, floor.
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    08-24-2015 10:09 AM
  6. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Not sure if dropping it, sweating on it etc is a concern for u, but I just read an article from iDigital Times about a Note 5 Active releasing in November. May be worth the wait for u.

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    08-24-2015 10:21 AM
  7. Frenzytom's Avatar
    What do you mean? I noticed my arms are getting bigger holding this badboy while working out.
    zmann likes this.
    08-24-2015 10:54 AM
  8. Dukins's Avatar
    No problem at all. A little more careful now, being that it is a new phone. Gym shorts and use bluetooth. Not overly concerned, I use a otterbox commuter case.
    08-24-2015 11:03 AM
  9. JEffler01's Avatar
    No issues leaving it in my pocket as it's only marginally bigger than my old s5.

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    08-24-2015 11:05 AM
  10. djroy03's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. This is the biggest phone I've had in a number of years so just wanted to see if it was a bother to lug it to the gym, that's all. It sounds like it'll do fine in my pocket for the most part. I'll have a case on it and I'm normally careful with my gadgets.

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    08-24-2015 11:11 AM
  11. smalba's Avatar
    The note 5 is lighter than the note 4 and smaller . I noticed that the note 4 would pull down on my shorts but it is better now with note 5. You'll be fine especially if you get some Bluetooth headphones like the jaybird x2

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    08-24-2015 11:23 AM
  12. TJohnsonmp01's Avatar
    I've had the Note 3, 4 and 5. I've used all of them at the gym doing HIIT workouts and running. I'm a small person and use an armband for it. Which I'm sure looks like a big screen TV on my arm lol but I could care less. It stays safe in place while I'm running n jumping around. I now have wireless beats n love them too.

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    08-24-2015 12:13 PM
  13. glock115's Avatar
    While I love the note 5 I think having it slap against your leg while running and in basketball shorts is annoying. The weight of the phone is a little uncomfortable in loose pockets.

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    08-24-2015 01:10 PM
  14. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    This is what I do. I put my car keys, my wallet and my Note 4 in my fanny pack.

    I can do what ever I want at the gym and I love it.

    Never had an issue. I would never place the phone on the floor while I work out. That's just stupid.

    Enjoy

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    08-24-2015 01:16 PM
  15. zmann's Avatar
    I have a runners pouch for when I r run.. With my note 4 I've ran dozens of 5ks and some half marathons. The pouch is so thin you can't even notice it under my tee shirt. The Note 4 fit perfectly in it... Ran my first 5k yesterday with my note 5 and again, fits in pouch perfect and don't even know it's there.

    Note 5 is DOPE
    08-24-2015 01:35 PM
  16. jmy7213's Avatar
    I leave mine in my bag, and use my wireless headphones. Works just fine that way.

    Sent from my:

    Beautiful Note V
    64 GB
    Black Sapphire
    Paired with Samsung Gear 2 Neo
    Sprint PCS
    08-24-2015 01:39 PM
  17. EMGSM's Avatar
    I usually use the S6 at the gym but only when I'm on the treadmill.
    Although smaller than a Note, it's still cumbersome to carry in my pocket.
    I agree. I use the S6 Edge. At first, I tried to run (on a treadmill) with it in my pocket. It looked pretty silly bouncing around. Since then, I hold it in my hand when running.
    08-24-2015 03:05 PM
  18. EMGSM's Avatar
    I usually use the S6 at the gym but only when I'm on the treadmill.
    Although smaller than a Note, it's still cumbersome to carry in my pocket.
    I agree. I use the S6 Edge. At first, I tried to run (on a treadmill) with it in my pocket. It looked pretty silly bouncing around. Since then, I hold it in my hand when running.
    OceanView likes this.
    08-24-2015 03:05 PM
  19. smrdroid's Avatar
    I have a moto x (2014) and use it frequently at the gym. For gym use only, I use the Verizon hard shell holster case and clip it to my shorts. It is a bit large, but it works. I really like the Note 5, but am concerned about the size of it for certain day to day activities, including the gym, as well as the ability to use it one handed when walking my dog, etc. The Note 5 without a case is not much larger than my moto X with a bumper.
    Given that this thread is 3 months old, any thought now that you've had some time with it?
    Thanks in advance for any advice!
    11-19-2015 08:17 AM
  20. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Kind of like a turd in a swimming pool.
    11-19-2015 10:02 AM

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