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    I'd like to carry my phone on/near my chest. Any ideas????

    My android phone is "always on" for voice commands. If I hear my incoming text alert, I can say "OK Google, read me my last text."

    I got pretty used to that during winter riding with my phone in my front jacket pocket. But my summer riding gear doesn't have a front pocket. And with my phone in my backpack, the phone can't hear my command.

    I'd like to figure out a way to keep my phone in front. Anyone have summer riding shirts with a front pocket? Or a way to add something to the front strap of my backpack? Any other ideas?

    Thanks

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    I keep mine in my camelbak. My better half can leave me a text when she knows I'm pedaling. Connected all the time? Not. I'm not a Dr on call and my wife isn't 8.5 months along. I try to be connected to the forest, rocks and roots. It's kind of the opposite of why I find trail riding to be enjoyable. The only thing that matters is the next 2 turns, you know, being present and focused. Riders in my group who either make or take lots of calls tend to be left at the last turn. They make small pouches that attach to the straps of your backpack. If one must. Ugg. Sorry, rant over. Are you under 30 by chance? Try to disconnect sometimes.

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    This is what I do...

    http://www.cascadedesigns.com/ca/sea...pocket/product

    It attaches to the shoulder strap so it's close enough to hear, and access, but not in the way of anything.
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    Disconnect from your phone and just ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Disconnect from your phone and just ride.
    This. Seriously. Phone=\=you.

    Unplug.

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    Phone Holders - MAXPEDITION

    I work from home, so if I ride during the day, I need to have my phone with me. I rather stay connected while riding when I want than only ride when I can disconnect

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    We were on vacation a few weeks ago, spent some time in the Carribean... Funniest thing ever was watching people with their cellphones in waterproof pouches around their necks, swimming in the ocean. $600 iPhones, in a pouch, underwater. Retarded.
    Todd :thumbsup:

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    I've got one of these from Timbuk2 on my shoulder strap. Keeps the phone handy for photos. I keep a baggie in the case for when it rains.

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    My first thought was to say 'why bother?' but then I realized it doesn't matter because that's what you want to do.

    Have you tried one of the armbands that people use to hold their phones while running? I know it's not your chest but I wonder if 1) you could still use your voice commands on your arm or 2) you could use that holder to get the phone on your pack.

    Something like: http://www.amazon.com/Tribe-AB37-Pre...s_7073962011_1

    I tried one of those things for running, but could never get the silly thing to stay put or be comfortable. But you may have better luck!
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    I'd like to carry my phone on/near my chest. Any ideas????

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Disconnect from your phone and just ride.
    I carry mine with me for emergencies and taking photos.

    I have an Iphone and use the Otterbox Defender case. It comes with a plastic belt clip "case". I cut the clip portion off and velcro the rest to my shoulder strap. Phone clips in and is accessible and fairly protected



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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    I've got one of these from Timbuk2 on my shoulder strap. Keeps the phone handy for photos. I keep a baggie in the case for when it rains.

    3 Way Accessory Case 2015 - Timbuk2
    Have the same one! Its awesome.

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    There's a few sites that have little pouches that would suit you. I've had the same need.
    My recommendation? Get a smart watch. Leave your phone in the bag and let your watch do the work.

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    Thanks for the tips, everyone.

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    The Leatt DBX packs have a clear, waterproof, front pocket for phones at chest level. I'm pretty happy with mine. Although I don't interact with my phone while riding, I will occasionally use it for photos, and it's a convenient location to access it.

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    one thing i found out when carrying the phone on my chest is that the gps reception is very bad..strava will not belive you actually did the segment you did..so if that is a concern, go for a smart eatch

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    I've been wondering the same thing, since I use Runkeeper to track my ride. I'm looking into getting a Fitness Watch to do that though, since using Runkeeper chews a lot of battery.
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