Disclaimer: I haven't tried one of these armband phone-holders since I was in college, and that's been a while. But when Armpocket sent STACK a few armbands to try out, my co-workers and I were willing to give them a go.
Armpocket gave us three models—the Racer, Sport i-25, and the Mega i-40—to accommodate different phone sizes. We tested the Racer and Sport with an iPhone 5s. We tested the Mega with a Samsung Galaxy 4, but that phone didn't quite fill up the space. The Mega i-40 is meant more for a 6-inch phablet-sized device.
All the various sizes worked well while on a run and at the gym. There was ample room behind the phone pocket to store cash or cards. We were able to use our touch screens through the protective screen on the front, and the band actually stayed in place on all models. I wore mine above my biceps so it wouldn't slide, but some people found it more comfortable closer to the elbow.
Trying out the Armpocket bands made me realize that this type of equipment has been subject to lots of technological advancements since the last time I used one. If you like to listen to music or the radio when exercising and would like your mobile device out of the way but still available, the Armpocket is worth trying out. Find them here.
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