broken iphone

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I’ve got a nick in the top left corner of my iPhone 6. That’s the worst damage I’ve done to a device since I tripped over cement steps while holding my infant son and decided the iPhone was better to smash into the ground than my new baby.

Almost everyone has a similar story to tell with more or less clumsiness attached to it. If you haven’t, then you’re lying. You totally have.

A new survey ranked the most common ways people break or lose their phones. Here’s the top 10 . . .

1. Dropping it in water, 43%.


2. Accidentally sending it through the washing machine, 42%.


3. Throwing it, 22%.


4. Dropping it out a window, 20%.


5. Sitting on it, 20%.


6. Spilling something on it, 20%.


7. Your pet chews it up, 20%.


8. Tripping and falling on it, 20%.


9. Stepping on it, 18%.


10. Forgetting it somewhere, 18%.


That’s why I’m glad to be testing out the Moto 360 Sport watch right now as I train for a marathon. It’s a smartwatch that can still work without the phone. It can track my steps, running distance, heart rate and all that stuff without me trying to juggle a phone in my hand while I go for a run. Awesome.

Moto 360 Sport

Disclosure: I was given a Moto 360 Sport for review purposes. All words and opinions are my own.

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