Phones on Motorcycles: Seven Things to Consider
Mounting a phone on a motorcycle doesn't have to be complicated. (In fact, it's less complicated than learning how to USE some of these phones!) But it's a good idea to decide what functions of the phone you are most likely to use when riding. This can help you narrow down your mounting preferences.
Here are seven things to consider:
- Do you use the phone to see who is calling? Or do you wait until you’ve stopped to check? The answer to this question can affect your choice of case/cover as well as mount.
- Do you play music via your phone? If so, you may need to look into speakers or Bluetooth.
- Do you want to be able to take pictures with your phone as you ride? Then you’ll need a mount that doesn’t cover or obscure your phone’s photo screen.
- Do you use a GPS (navigation) feature on your phone? If you do, you might want to be able to mount the phone horizontally as well as vertically (which all our phone mounts can do).
- How often do you need to touch the phone’s screen? If you need to touch it often, you’ll want to make sure whatever mount you use makes it easy (and safe) to do so.
- Would you like to be able to tilt or turn your phone ‘on the fly’ if you get sun glare?
- Do you prefer to mount your phone in the ‘typical’ vertical fashion? Or is it easier for you to view features (such as GPS) in a horizontal position?
- Will you need to be able to change it from vertical to horizontal depending on how you’re using it that day?
- Tracey Cramer