The question of why runners should carry phones is a debated one. After all, running is a great way to disconnect, and phones can truly be an electronic leash. But there are plenty of reasons to carry your phone, too. Let’s take a look.
Carry Your Phone For The GPS Feature
Today’s smart phones are equipped with lots of great maps and GPS features, so having your phone handy makes it hard to get lost. You can also use the maps app to drop a pin to share your location with family or friends.
Carry Your Phone For Good Listening
Whether you prefer music or podcasts, having you phone with you gives you access to some great listening material.
Carry Your Phone For That Perfect Photo
I love a good photo, so having my phone handy means I’m always ready for a great sunrise or perfect runfie. With my phone in hand, I never come up short.
Carry Your Phone In Case Of Emergency
It’s always a good idea to have you phone on your person in case of emergency. If you have a medical emergency, or you witness an accident, or you need help, your phone is going to be your lifeline to help. Safety first, I always say.
Carry Your Phone For Evidence
Let’s say you DO witness an accident or emergency on your run. If you have a phone handy, you can snap photos of the scenes, or a license plate, or even of a suspect (if it feels safe to do so).
Carry Your Phone For Tracking Your Run
Probably the most obvious reason to carry your phone is to track your run. Most of us have some kind of running or smart watch, but there are so many great running apps on you phone that can come in handy while logging your miles.
Do you carry your phone on your runs?
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