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I have tried a bunch of different armbands and most have fallen apart within a month. The best one for my iPhone so far (3 months and going) is the Sporteer by a company called PDO. I ordered it from their website www.pdostore.com. They have a new model for smartphones and I am considering that one for my wife's HTC.
Anyone know of any other options?
I've been looking on ebay for a pair for my wife and I. Only issue is she is 85 pounds soaking wet, and most are listed for arms 10 inches around min so they're gonna be too large for her.
The Sporteer Armband fits an arm as small as 9 inches, I think. Most do run large, but I called them before I bought it and I measured it. It might go smaller, but not much.
I have a Tunebelt. I tried putting it on the largest part of my forearm, which is 10" and got it pretty snug, but that was by extening the end of the band into the section of velcro that's supposed to hold down the headhphones wire. At least that's what I use it for. So it means that that flat that is either for the headphone wire, or maybe micro size adjust sits up. It wouldn't be a big deal, and is nice and tight, but that's at 10". I tried on a thinner section of my forearm (9") and it was a bit loose. Maybe wrapping something around the arm at that point? That would be my only suggestion.
(I can post some pics of my 10" configuration if that would help explain it).
I use this for my Droid, which is a tight fit and a touch long, but has worked for 1000km of running.
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I tried the tunebelt, too. It's pretty decent and better than most, but, I thought the strap was too small and I weigh only 165 lbs. The Sporteer Armband I mentioned earlier has an extender. I did not purchase it, but, according to the store, it is available and there is a picture of it.
Here's the link to the main page of their site:
I'm heading out for the first time on Monday and was wondering how to secure my smartphone. I remembered I had purchased a DryCase this summer. I had gotten one for my Android phone and one for my Nook tablet. The smartphone one comes with an armband. I'll test it out. It does have the benefit of being completely watertight plus still have the ability to plug in headphones and be able to use the touchscreen. There's also more than enough room to stick an ID and key in there as well. It may not have been made specifically for running, but it should get the job done.
I have also tried the Sporteer Armband by PDO. I got it on Amazon for $25 bucks. The posts are correct though, they have 2 sizes available for iPhones.They were also voted the #1 Armband in the World on Mashable.com (Link), which is where I originally found it. I had to return the larger size and go with their small size. Great recommendation DPM888!
Try The CellBand. It is a terrycloth wrist band converted to hold Smart phones and small devices. They make two models $6.99 & $7.99 Free Shipping. You can also buy at wholesale $1.50-2-00 ea min 10. http://www.cellband.com
I found that the armband did not work for me during work my workouts. so i saw this review for this product called flipbelt.
http://www.iphone5cases.com/507/other-iphone-5-accessories/flipping-out-over-the-flipbelt and love it!! super comfortable while carrying all of my junk around my waist
without looking like i'm wearing a fanny pack
Fits my iphone and my husband's biga$$ Samsung Galaxy S3.
Unfortunately it's not waterproof so I put my phone in a cheap plastic ziplock to keep it safe.