1. AugustVance's Avatar
    Hey guys/gals.

    Curious. I want to know if there is anyone thinking about downsizing to the 8 from a plus sized model for using during workouts.

    I'm in the major minority but I don't wear any mind of wearables. Never been a Watch guy myself. So I am thinking about trading in my 7plus and buying an 8 outright. Was wondering if anyone else has done this for this reason or any other reason.

    I have become very into running/cardio/weights etc.

    Lost 150lbs in the last 9 months. Now my phone is starting to weigh me down and it's the sole device I use to help track runs, walks, steps. Etc.

    I know I know easier solution would to get a Fitbit/Apple Watch but I'm not a huge fan of having things on my wrist since I'm a chef and it would get tore up at work.

    I know in the end it's my choice and only I can know what makes me happy or not.

    Just looking for experiences.

    Thanks.
    09-23-2017 07:56 PM
  2. Moneymiike420's Avatar
    The 8plus would essentially be the same as your 7plus wouldn't it? With the glass back on the 8it will be a tiny bit heavier ...personally if I'm working out or playing sports I hate having my phone on me or on my pocket
    09-23-2017 09:55 PM
  3. AugustVance's Avatar
    The 8plus would essentially be the same as your 7plus wouldn't it? With the glass back on the 8it will be a tiny bit heavier ...personally if I'm working out or playing sports I hate having my phone on me or on my pocket
    Yes, it would be the same.

    Hence why I am considering the upgrade-downgrade.
    09-23-2017 10:27 PM
  4. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I’ll tell you my experience with the plus sized devices. I, too, and really into running and working out. When the 6 came out I got both just to try. And try as I might to like the plus, it was just not feasible for my use cases. It was far too bulky for running and far too big to fit in lady pockets. I ended up selling it. Never went back to the plus.

    Even after I got my AW, I still carry my phone with me on runs bc I have to be reachable for work and kids. With the s3, who knows. Although, I’m reading that it’s not reliably switching to lte in some situations.
    09-24-2017 05:55 AM
  5. Trees's Avatar
    Hey guys/gals.

    Curious. I want to know if there is anyone thinking about downsizing to the 8 from a plus sized model for using during workouts.

    I'm in the major minority but I don't wear any mind of wearables. Never been a Watch guy myself. So I am thinking about trading in my 7plus and buying an 8 outright. Was wondering if anyone else has done this for this reason or any other reason.

    I have become very into running/cardio/weights etc.

    Lost 150lbs in the last 9 months. Now my phone is starting to weigh me down and it's the sole device I use to help track runs, walks, steps. Etc.

    I know I know easier solution would to get a Fitbit/Apple Watch but I'm not a huge fan of having things on my wrist since I'm a chef and it would get tore up at work.

    I know in the end it's my choice and only I can know what makes me happy or not.

    Just looking for experiences.

    Thanks.
    Way to go on your fitness routine and focus on health! Impressive.

    I don't run much anymore (about once a week on indoor treadmill) due to older knees and the wear/tear from years of running. I do bike, hike, and walk extensively when not using the gym at work during the workweek.

    So for me the 8+ form factor is fine, and I get the extra battery life and screen size. I can carry the phone in a Camelback, backpack or hand, so the phone size/weight is not a factor. But I can see for runners having a smaller size and less weight being more ideal.

    If Apple were to release an iPhone with reduced bezels/weight like they did for the new iPad Pro 10.5, that would for me be even more ideal.
    09-24-2017 09:10 AM
  6. Riley2521's Avatar
    I actually had the same issue when I initially switched to the 7 Plus. It's big for a runner to carry, so I went down to the 7 (now the 8) and find it works best for me with my active lifestyle. It's hard not to envy the larger screen and better camera but I just know it would become a burden when working out, so I'll stick with my 8.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    09-25-2017 03:20 PM
  7. Riley2521's Avatar
    BTW, impressive weight loss!! Welcome to the fit life!
    09-25-2017 03:21 PM
  8. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I actually had the same issue when I initially switched to the 7 Plus. It's big for a runner to carry, so I went down to the 7 (now the 8) and find it works best for me with my active lifestyle. It's hard not to envy the larger screen and better camera but I just know it would become a burden when working out, so I'll stick with my 8.
    I definitely envy the camera on the plus models but not worth the inconvenience for me.
    09-25-2017 06:57 PM

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