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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
well made, but will mostly stay home due to GPS and other issues
on June 16, 2014
This pocket has two pouches. One is open at the top and sits next to your skin inside your running shorts, and the other is zippered and sits away from your skin inside your running shorts. If you tighten your shorts enough, your phone will sit securely in the open pouch with no bouncing. My iPhone 4s fit nicely inside. I haven't carried keys etc., but I think they would be safe and secure in the zippered pocket. I've had two 7mi runs, and had no problems with comfort or bouncing. Unfortunately there are several caveats that come along with this type of running pocket. Based on my two runs, GPS accuracy definitely suffers with my phone in my shorts. My run data showed me cutting diagonally through city blocks, and running a half a block to one side of my actual route. RunMeter tries to calculate stop time, and found 30-90s of stop time in every mile. Two runs over the same course showed very different distance and time. My phone case was damp at the end of my runs, so on longer runs I would have to take extra steps to keep it dry. Once the phone is tucked away, access is pretty inconvenient. I had my drawstrings pretty tight, so it took extra effort to reach into my shorts and pry the phone out, being careful not to pull the headphone plug (threaded through the little hole). Then, with the phone tethered down nether, it was a bit tricky to operate on its short leash. And then it has to all go back into the pouch. Don't try this while running, and once you've done it once you'll be done forever. I tried attaching the pouch to the waist belt of my running backpack, but without the shorts to hold it, the bouncing was too much. I plan to keep my RooSport for times when I need to carry keys/cards/money, but it won't be carrying my phone on my daily runs.