Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-31-05, 09:43 AM   #1
kf5nd
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
kf5nd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Houston, TX 77095
Bikes: Specialized Sequoia Elite, Schwinn Frontier FS MTB, Centurion LeMans (1986)
Posts: 1,470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Water resistant cell phone?

Does anyone make a water-resistant cell phone that will withstand the sweat when it is kept in a sweaty jersey pocket?
__________________
Peter Wang, LCI
Houston, TX USA
kf5nd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 09:56 AM   #2
aluckyfiji
A Lost Member
 
aluckyfiji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Aiken, SC
Bikes: '03 Felt 35R, ~'88 Basso fixie
Posts: 359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
put it in a plastic bag before going in your jersey pocket. You can still hear it ring, and it is water proof
aluckyfiji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 10:49 AM   #3
MichaelW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: England
Bikes:
Posts: 12,920
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nokia make one.
MichaelW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 11:06 AM   #4
closetbiker
Senior Member
 
closetbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC
Bikes:
Posts: 9,596
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've had my cell for 4 years and kept it in the back pocket of a wool jersey and in the back pocket of my rain coat during Vancouvers winters (much rain) without any protection of a case or covering of any kind and have never had a problem with it not working.
closetbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 12:10 PM   #5
iowarose
Senior Member
 
iowarose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Iowa City
Bikes:
Posts: 295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've had the same experience as closetbiker. Many a downpour, no problem, and with two different cellphones by two different manufacturers. the plastic bag option is a good idea though.
iowarose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 12:18 PM   #6
Bolo Grubb
Senior Member
 
Bolo Grubb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: 1984 Trek 720 with a Nexus hub, 2016 Cannondale Synapse
Posts: 1,787
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
ziplock bag is all you need
Bolo Grubb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 08:43 PM   #7
RunYun
Go Boilermakers!!!!!!!!!!
 
RunYun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Avon, Ohio
Bikes: Cannondale R3000, Paramount Series 5, Trek 990, Cannondale M400, Schwinn World Sport (Cyclo cross)
Posts: 272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ziplock baby.
RunYun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 08:52 PM   #8
phantomcow2
la vache fantôme
 
phantomcow2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NH
Bikes:
Posts: 6,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well i have a Nokia 5995 or something like that. ITs with ATT, its a gsm phone. It came with this thing htey label "body glove" and it protects against rain and snow very well. thanks for reminding me, i need to charge the thing
phantomcow2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 09:37 PM   #9
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Most phones, especially the ones in the mid 90's from motorola are designed to withstand a lot of abuse, sweat probably won't hurt it.
I usually bag my stuff along with photocopies of my drivers license and insurance card.
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 10:47 PM   #10
PWRDbyTRD
Toyota Racing Dev.
 
PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Knoxville, TN baby!
Bikes: 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
Posts: 3,339
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I ride w/ mine on a strap on my backpack...and the rain never effects it.
PWRDbyTRD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 10:48 PM   #11
Mtn Mike
Super Biker
 
Mtn Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: 2008 Lapierre X-Lite, 2006 Serotta Coeur d’Acier, 2005 Independent Fabrication Steel Delux, 2003 Surly 1x1, 2003 Surly Cross Check, 1986 Schwin Worldsport SS commuter, 1980's Mongoose Supergoose
Posts: 1,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by closetbiker
I've had my cell for 4 years and kept it in the back pocket of a wool jersey and in the back pocket of my rain coat during Vancouvers winters (much rain) without any protection of a case or covering of any kind and have never had a problem with it not working.
same here... i like to live dangerously and push the limits of my cellphone ....haven't hurt it with rain or sweat yet.
Mtn Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 11:14 PM   #12
khuon
DEADBEEF
 
khuon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
Bikes: 1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
Posts: 12,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by phantomcow2
Well i have a Nokia 5995 or something like that. ITs with ATT, its a gsm phone. It came with this thing htey label "body glove" and it protects against rain and snow very well. thanks for reminding me, i need to charge the thing
Is that like the 5140 series phones with the camera, GPS, calorie counter, compass and flashlight? The 5140 also will integrate with Polar HRMs and and can be equipped with an optional Xpress-on cover with a built-in GPS receiver. The cheaper 5120 is also a neat phone which has the same Xpress-on covers that serve as a water-resistant outer-case while leaving the phone fully functional. These phones are meant as "active lifestyle" models. At anyrate, most Nokias I've had will survive in high-moisture environments very well. I've ridden with an 8260 shoved into the back of my jersey without problems... even through rainstorms. I've since switched over to GSM and now have an Audiovox SMT5600 which is more phone than I care to take with me on bike rides so I'm on the lookout for a beater-phone. I'll probably end up getting a used or refurbished Nokia 8390 although that 5120 or 5140 looks enticing. I wonder how much a new one will run me.

Siemens also makes a phone called the M65 which has built-in bike computer capability including trip-planning/navigation and queue-sheet/elevation display. You can SMS your trip information (along with pictures) which is kind of neat if you are into moblogging. It is ruggedised, weatherproof, has a large display and a built-in camera. It hooks up to your bike and the wheel sensor via a handlebar mount. The sensor is not wireless however.

The only problem is that these phones are only available in Europe but will work on US networks in the GSM 1900MHz band. That does limit their usefulness and coverage however as there is still only limited deployment of service in that band.
__________________
1999 K2 OzM 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
"Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send." -- Jon Postel, RFC1122

Last edited by khuon; 01-31-05 at 11:23 PM.
khuon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-05, 11:31 PM   #13
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Except you might get condenstaion inside the plastic bag... uh huh. Good idea.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-05, 12:08 AM   #14
Sebach
Senior Member
 
Sebach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker
Posts: 325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Put your cell phone in a light weight wicking and tight-fitting polyester sleeve, then an insulating later, fleece might work, then finally, cover it all in a breathable but water-repelling layer... goretex perhaps?
Sebach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-05, 10:02 AM   #15
Prosody
Are we having fun yet?
 
Prosody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri
Bikes: Fuji Roubaix, Trek 7200
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use a Ziploc snack bag. It's just big enough for the phone. One bag lasts for many rides. You don't even need to take the phone out of the bag to use it.
__________________
You're east of East St. Louis
And the wind is making speeches.
Prosody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-05, 10:25 AM   #16
Sebach
Senior Member
 
Sebach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker
Posts: 325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah. I've done the zippie bag (except mine was some no-name thing I grabbed from the university) thing and didn't have any problems with condensation. Just make sure there's not a lot of air in the bag and it should work fine.
Sebach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-05, 10:34 AM   #17
Schumius
senile member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Taiwan
Bikes: 1 mtb converted for commuting (actually, collecting dust in the garage), a LHT with "durable components"
Posts: 351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have nokia 5210 and i think it´s still working good after all the abuses like going straight from the pocket to the ground or getting wet from its very careless owner.
Schumius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-05, 03:22 PM   #18
madman91
Senior Member
 
madman91's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chicago-ish
Bikes: specialized hardrock pro 2003
Posts: 180
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by khuon
Siemens also makes a phone called the M65 which has built-in bike computer capability including trip-planning/navigation and queue-sheet/elevation display. You can SMS your trip information (along with pictures) which is kind of neat if you are into moblogging. It is ruggedised, weatherproof, has a large display and a built-in camera. It hooks up to your bike and the wheel sensor via a handlebar mount. The sensor is not wireless however.

The only problem is that these phones are only available in Europe but will work on US networks in the GSM 1900MHz band. That does limit their usefulness and coverage however as there is still only limited deployment of service in that band.

I know its a late post but right now im in europe and i purchased one of those and i am brining it back to america, also americans can try going on ebay.co.uk and search for international shippers. I had it shipped to my familys house in poland.



my 2 cents
madman91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-05, 06:23 AM   #19
k71021
Senior Member
 
k71021's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Bikes: Rocky Mountain RC-70
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ericsson used to make this one-pound orange and grey construction worker's phone that was really water proof. Sorry I can't recall the model number. I saw one immersed in a pint of beer for a couple of minutes and then the guy made a call with it. I guess that is what happens when it is a company phone and you are on your sixth or seventh pint. It was rather rugged to say the least, but I don't know if it was a Tri-band GSM model that would actually work on a North American GSM network.
k71021 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-05, 07:43 AM   #20
Medpilot
BOATS AND HOES!
 
Medpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Bikes: Madone
Posts: 666
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by khuon
Is that like the 5140 series phones with the camera, GPS, calorie counter, compass and flashlight? The 5140 also will integrate with Polar HRMs and and can be equipped with an optional Xpress-on cover with a built-in GPS receiver. The cheaper 5120 is also a neat phone which has the same Xpress-on covers that serve as a water-resistant outer-case while leaving the phone fully functional. These phones are meant as "active lifestyle" models. At anyrate, most Nokias I've had will survive in high-moisture environments very well. I've ridden with an 8260 shoved into the back of my jersey without problems... even through rainstorms. I've since switched over to GSM and now have an Audiovox SMT5600 which is more phone than I care to take with me on bike rides so I'm on the lookout for a beater-phone. I'll probably end up getting a used or refurbished Nokia 8390 although that 5120 or 5140 looks enticing.
I have a Nokia 5100 and it does a great job of staying moisture free. I keep it tucked under the leg part of my bike shorts while I ride, so sees lots of moisture. If you’re wondering why I would keep my phone under my bike shorts, it’s because my job has to keep a short leash on me when I’m on call.

Medpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-05, 07:48 AM   #21
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I had Nextel, they had one...bright yellow Motorola phone. Of course......it wouldn't be worth it as you'd have to put up with Nextel to use it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-05, 08:27 AM   #22
Cyclops88
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Bikes: Bianchi Boardwalk, Schwinn Woodlands
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bodyglove/Fellowes makes cases for certain cellphones that are sort of like a wetsuit.

http://www.fellowes.com/category.asp...&index=ViewAll
Cyclops88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-05, 09:34 AM   #23
catatonic
Chairman of the Bored
 
catatonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
Posts: 5,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sanyo makes a nice flip phone that is, the RL-7300.

I use one myself. It's bulky, but good.
catatonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-05, 06:08 PM   #24
Keith99
Senior Member
 
Keith99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a verizon samsung phone. Can't find a serial #. No problems cycling.

BUT

It ended up going through the wash, full cycle. It had problems for a while but once it dried out it was fine.
Keith99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-05, 09:26 PM   #25
tippy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Alabama USA
Bikes: TREK 1000c
Posts: 535
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by operator
Except you might get condenstaion inside the plastic bag... uh huh. Good idea.
Unless you are near the beach where there is a high content of salt in the air, inside the bag in condensate is better than outside in salt water and sweat. If you are worried about condesate then install a small packet of dissecant in the bag with the phone.

BTW, those new zip bags with the little handles on the zip device are easier to open/close, especially with sweaty gloved hands.

d.tipton
tippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:10 PM.