Good iPhones 6S Running Armband?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Canubis, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Canubis macrumors regular

    Canubis

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    I am looking for personal recommendations for a good iPhone 6S armband for sports, mainly running.
    Specs:
    1. Should be neoprene or something soft like that (no hard plastic, also NO leather!)
    2. Should fit the iPhone 6S incl. the Apple plastic case – so it should fit tight, but not so tight that it will be a pain in the a** each day to put it in and out (I read this for some armbands in reviews)
    3. A little pocket for a key and maybe bit cash would be great, at least for a key
    4. Should also fit well thinner arms, don't have a big biceps
    5. Have good grip and hold for more than few weeks (read for some that the velcro started to loosen after just a few uses)

    I actually thought getting one is easy and no rocket-science. Wanted to buy just any from Amazon, nearly bought it and then it either had no key pocket, was too tight to fit phone incl. the case or had tons of bad reviews about durability or whatever else. I have no problem spending 40-60 bucks for this if it lasts. I used my last one (Belkin) for the iPhone 4S for about 5 years and also my Nike+ one for the iPod lasted longer than I used the iPod for running. So, are there just no good armbands any more or am I missing out the insider tips…? ;)
     
  2. Canubis thread starter macrumors regular

    Canubis

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    So, is nobody using one's iPhone anymore for running or am I asking for too much with these requirements maybe? ;) Just curious what other people use. :)
     
  3. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been through a bunch of these through the different generations of iPhones. I never had one that I liked. Since getting my 6 I decided to get a Spibelt. I'll never use anything else now. They work great.
     
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  5. Canubis thread starter macrumors regular

    Canubis

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    Thanks rstark18 and maliu, never heard about Spibelt before, but I am gonna look into this now. Even though they say it won't bounce, I am curious how they can make it that the phone doesn't bounce if it's in the pocket…
    Still like idea of my phone on the arm, for seeing which song is currently playing and the current speed and distance from the Nike app. Worked so well for me in the past years with my other iPhones and iPod. Could you maybe further detail why you prefer this bag-belt over an armband?
     
  6. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    I just don't like anything on my arm so I prefer the waist thing. Plus being able to put other things I need in it is great. It doesn't bounce because it's like having an elastic band holding your phone flat against you.
     
  7. Roccy_Miyagi macrumors newbie

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    i'm i was in the market for something like this, & now i will give the SpiBelt a try.
     
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  9. Canubis thread starter macrumors regular

    Canubis

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    Thanks for your replies, guys and all the input. It seems Spibelt is pretty popular within runners these days. :)

    However, I really wanted to have a way to sometimes look at the screen of my phone while running, glance at my current stats (not having an Apple Watch yet). So ultimately I went with the Incase sports armband – actually the only one offered in the Apple Online Store and it's perfect so far. :)

    At the back it even has a little pocket for my key and even some cash or a debit card. The velcro fits perfectly tight. It seems to work for both bigger and smaller arms and feels quite durable so far. With some light force I even manage to put in my iPhone 6S with its Apple Plastic Case on. I realized it wasn't made for such use case, but after doing this a few times I believe it may be strechted out enough to put it in this way and get out much more easily.

    So for anyone else in this forum looking for an armband instead of a Spibelt I can recommend the one from Incase. :cool:;)
    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HH672ZM/B/incase-sports-armband-for-iphone-6-and-iphone-6s
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  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Glad you finally found something. Surprised at the lack of input/choices these days.
     

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