Best Armband for Running?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Kalns, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular


    May 16, 2006
    I'm going to get a Nano soon and I was wondering what the best armband for running would be? Oh and I intend to use the Nike iPod kit so it has to work with that attachment thing. Thanks!
  2. gog
    macrumors regular

    May 13, 2005
    Jobs' kitchen cupboard.
    The best option is the Nike+ nano armband (see the apple online shop). I have a standard apple nano armband, which is just fine too. Except I had to make a hole in the botton with a sharp knife so the Nike+ reciever would poke through, and I wear it upside down so that the headphone jack is directed straight up under my t-shirt sleeve.
    This works very well.
    Make sure you join the macrumors nike+ running club when you're set up - we have some motivating challenges going each month!
  3. macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    Heh. I just put the nano in my pocket. :)

    If you've never used an armband before, I'll tell you my experience with the previous mini armband was less than pleasant. It kept sliding off my arm...
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2007
    don't waste your money

    i've been running for longer than I've been living and my experience is "don't bother"

    spend the money of a pair of ron-hill roadsters instead and tuck the nano into the inside pocket... thread the wires up between your teeshirt and jacket so they don't get "in the way" as you pound up the hills
  5. Lau

    Make your own. :D


    (The lurid stripy sweatband is covered by long sleeves for the winter – I plan to get hold of a black one once I get my arms out :p )
  6. thread starter macrumors regular


    May 16, 2006
    Pocketed shorts it is then. I was reading up on the Nike armband and I noticed how small everyone was saying it was. I'm a big guy so that wouldn't work for me.
  7. macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    i second the nike, i mean you kinda answered your own question when you said it had to work with nike +. I've had two nike armbands the current one and the previous. Both recommended. THe new one though hides the nano, so you can't see the screen or controls which suck. oh and that nike + running tracker has an RFID in it, from what i've read you can be tracked. Plus you have to by a new one when the battery dies. any way that's my .02

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