If I put my smartphone in an armband or pocket while I run, can it overheat?

Author's Note

I'm a runner, and I got my first smartphone recently. But I haven't taken it along on a run yet. When I do, I'll be sure to take it out of its case and slip it into the pocket of my water bottle holder.

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