So what did I think?
I’m glad you asked …
I just started running with the phone because I was waiting for the case I ordered online to arrive. I like to run with my phone in my hand so I can switch up my music easy and take pictures, but it does fit nicely into my belt if I want to be hands free. The Galaxy SIII is bigger than my iPhone so I wasn’t sure if it would be comfortable to hold and I’m happy to report that it was. It’s also lighter than my iPhone (not that my iPhone is heavy) so I carried it with no problem.
I like to take lots of pictures, even when I’m running, and it was easy for me to switch from my music to the camera. I’m really excited about the quality of pictures.
The camera on this phone has lots of settings and takes AWESOME photos. I was rushing to squeeze my run in today and didn’t think to check the settings before I took off so these pictures – which look good and aren’t touched up – would be even better if I was forward thinking. Ahem. Next time I’m on it.
I’m a music lover and I’ve got to have it when I’m doing solo training runs. Here’s a screen-shot I took with a swipe of my hand of one of my favorite motivational songs. There’s several hands-on and motion features on this phone which are convenient and super fun to use. I’ll share more about those in a future post.
The only downside for me was the headphones. The headphones themselves are actually fine, in fact, the quality sounded really good. I just don’t personally care for that type of headphones – I don’t like the way they sit in my ears. I picked the wrong size covers for them and they kept falling out on me. Since they did sound good I’m going to give them another try around the house (with some smaller covers), before I bring them back on a run.
I picked a route with lots of shade but it was still BLAZING out there.
I took this picture of Miles from the bushes leading into the tennis club. His coach and I discovered he plays much better when I’m not sitting there watching so I’ve been banned from tennis practice. Gasp! I LOVE to watch him so I had to sneak a peek on my way in from my run. I always laughed at childhood stories of my mother hiding in the bushes watching my sister and I walk to school; and look at me now. Yikes!
My tennis star in the making.
I’m happy with my first outing with the Galaxy SIII. I’m excited to explore more of what it can do on my runs. I plan to download some running and fitness apps, play with the GPS and have some fun with the video camera. Watch out now – I feel a Vlog coming on.
Winks & Smiles,
Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassadors program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. As always, my thoughts and opinions are all my own.