Anyone find a good arm band for the Bionic?

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Accessories' started by showtime2k, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Seantonio

    Seantonio New Member

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    First welcome back! And don't forget to change out of your bell-bottoms! I have two questions - first, at which
    Best Buy did you find your armbands? And second, is it the S9 Motorola headphones you have? That's what I have and they seem to cut out far too often, not sure if it's the battery not being fully charged or what. I agree they sound very good, but only when they work properly.
     
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    Hey guys, just a quick update.

    I ordered the Arkon XL from Amazon

    Amazon.com: Arkon XL-ARMBAND Sports Armband for Large Smartphones - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    It is a PERFECT fit for the Bionic. Very comfortable on the arm, touch screen works, and it also has a flap inside for card or money storage. Couldn't be happier. I've been using it for a couple weeks now lifting weights and running and it is exactly what I wanted.

    Edit: forgot to mention, but my bionic has the regular battery and no case. Although this arm band would fit well with the extended battery.
     
  3. BuckyN8

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    For those of you that have the ones with the plastic covering the front of the phone, do you find any problems with that? Either affecting the touch screen or condensation problems?
     
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    It's been awhile since this post started. Did you ever get one mikespe? I've been looking for an armband for trail running / workouts and just came across this post. Problem is I do a decent amount of weightlifting too, and haven't ever found a phone armband that fit decent. My upper arm (bicep) is 16.5" cold.

    BuckyN8, you said that it's comfortable on a 15" arm, do you think there's enough adjustment left in the strap to fit 16.5-17" comfortably?
     
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    Anything new in this category yet?
     
  6. HorsePony

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    Still sticking with my original post on this thread from Amphipod.
    Used it both for my marathon (26.2 miles of non-stop running with the EXTENDED battery) as well as daily normal weight workouts and calisthenics at the gym with both the normal and extended battery. Accommodates both batteries, free and clear access to the touch screen, side buttons, everything. Super-light-weight and adjustable for all kinds of arm sizes due to the wrap-around strap and not necessarily a velcro strap set-up (which I used with my iPod and my OG Droid for 3 years. It's really great. My preference was to not have plastic over my screen, so this suited me well.

     
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    For those that are looking for something with a cover, just came across this one on Amazon (noted as specific for the Bionic, both standard and extended battery) that has a cover and both reviews saying it holds to a good sized arm. Getting scary how Amazon is showing me recommendations based off of crap I'm looking at while on other websites...LOL.

    Amazon.com: Armband for Droid Bionic: Cell Phones & Accessories
     
  8. lykofos

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    Important update for anyone ordering an Amphipod: ArmPod

    If you're a weight lifter, you have to call in and specify your bicep measurements when ordering.
    I just ordered the Armpod last friday and got it today. On the website it says fits up to an 18" arm, but the one I received says 8-15" and I couldn't even get it buckled through the loop because of my 16" bicep.

    Called customer service and she said this is a newer model of the Armpod and the website is still displaying the older model / specifications. Their website is old and needs updated. However, the strap is completely removable from the holster, and they make custom ordered straps specifically for weight lifters. Since it was was an error on their end, she wrote down my bicep measurements and said they'd ship out a custom strap tomorrow free of charge!

    So, great company and settled my issue quickly. Very pleased and would recommend ordering from them! I'll post another review of the product once I get the new strap.
     
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    Awesome that you got a cool response from them like that.
    Mine, that I ran the marathon with this past October, is still holding up like a champ through my weekly runs and my days at the gym with weights.
    Coupling this with my Jaybird Freedom bluetooth earbuds...I really like gearing up for workouts.
     
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    I just ordered an Amphipod. I hope it works well with my Jaybird Sportsband. I'm usually a treadmill runner but with some 5K's under my belt I want to have music while running outside.
     
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    I'm the OP...
    Still using my same Amphipod...
    Still wearing my Jaybird Freedoms...
    Still running 9 miles home from work every week outdoors...
    Still running about a 9:10 pace, or about 6.5 mph...
    The armband hasn't let me down yet.

    It rocks. I think you'll enjoy it.
     
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    this was very helpful. Thank you
     
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