This is an old post, but just thought I'd add in here... I didn't have an armband, and needed something quick because I didn't want to wear a fanny pack. I took an old LONG sock that was no longer being used. The one I used happened to be a black Adidas soccer sock that was compression to fit over shinguards. I have sort of large arms, by nature. I cut the foot end off, folded it in half with the opening up and slid it up my arm. You could make it smaller if you wanted to buy cutting more off. It's not too tight, holds it in place well, allows for easy access and with some practice easy replacement. Costs near nothing if you have a sock that will work.
My sis in law loaned me her armband and I was excited to try it... but it was impossible to pull the phone out during my run... and ultimately decided to stick with my sock!
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Well, if you are me, your runs can be up to 3 hours in length (hello 20 miles last weekend!)... I use it primarily for listening to music, but also - I'm a mother and need to always be reachable in case of an emergency!
I usually keep mine in the top of pocket of my camelbak, but I'm considering getting an armpocket (anyone have one?) so I have better access to it and have somewhere to put it when I don't want to wear my camelbak.
As a music junkie, I always have my phone on me (I stream and download music using an app). I also like it have it on me in case of emergencies. I have a Marika running belt that I really like. It has dual adjustable straps and pockets that securely hold my phone and small items like keys or chapstick. The armbands typically don't fit me (I also struggle with bracelets...they slide right off LOL), and this has been the best option so far.
Sorry for not explaining earlier. The reason I take my phone out a lot is because, when I run alone, I listen to podcasts. I pull out the phone to skip over commercial breaks and sometimes like to go backward within an episode to listen to something again. And so on. Also, occasionally pull the phone out to take a picture.
I have one that straps to my upper arm and is large enough to accept my iPhone AND the Mophie battery case. I also use wireless headphone. I also put the phone on Do Not Disturb mode so I get no calls (usually).
Why would you need to take your phone out often during a run?
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible. -- St Francis of Assisi
I use a Tune belt, hooking it sometimes to my hydration belt, but mostly wearing it on my arm. It isn't particularly friendly for using a lot during runs/workouts when it in the pouch, but you can adjust volume pretty easily. I pretty much set it to what I want and then go.
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At a recent expo, I was seduced by a salesperson to buy an HB Tune ( www.hbtune.com/ ) that straps the phone to your left hand. But it has a transparent (but thick) cover making it hard to use the touch screen on the phone.
I've been using a spibelt ( www.spibelt.com ) but it's a bit of a hassle (while running) to unzip, remove, replace, rezip and to rezip in just the right way so that the volume buttons are still readily accessible. And if I have other stuff in the spibelt, I have to be careful that the other stuff doesn't fly out.
I'll continue using the spibelt but not for my phone. Since I pull out the phone a lot during my runs, I'd really like something better.
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