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