Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tune Belt Sports Armband Review

What do you do with your phone when you run?  I usually run with my phone in my pocket.  I have dropped my phone on more than one occasion and even if it stays in my pocket, it is really uncomfortable.  If you have an iPhone 5 or older, you won’t have a problem finding an arm band for your phone.  I have the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a case on it.  Like many of the larger smart phones, it is almost impossible to find a sports armband that your phone will fit into. Until now, that is.

Tune Belt was founded in 1983 by Richard Wagner.  He was hiking in Wyoming’s Teton Mountains and saw that his friend was using a neoprene strap to hold his sunglasses on.  The idea suddenly came to him that he could use neoprene to keep his music player from bouncing around. 

The best part about Tune Belt is that you go to their website, pick your phone and type of case (no case, medium case, or large case) and you will easily be able to pick the right sports armband.  I have been looking for years to find a good armband that would fit my larger phones with cases on them, with no luck.

I got the AB89, which is made for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a large case.  It works great.  The armband even has a Velcro strip to keep your cord from dangling.  The neoprene is very durable and the plastic screen looks like it should last for quite a long time.  There are several holes on the bottom so you can plug in your earphones. 
The only negative thing I have to say is that the top where you insert your phone doesn’t close completely.  There is a flap that covers your phone, so there is no way it will fall out.  I just wish it would protect the phone if I ran in the rain.  I love this sports armband though and would definitely recommend it.  Their website is extremely easy to navigate through and simple to understand. 
The armbands average from $20-$25 each.  They also have belts for iPhone phones as well.  For the old school runners out there, they even have belts for cassette player and CD players.  Now you can take your old MJ tapes on a run with you.

You can purchase your Tune Belt products at, Amazon, REI, and other retailers.
Note:  I received this product in exchange for a review.  The review is my personal opinion of the product and I was not required to give a particular opinion of it.  I am not a doctor, so please use all of the products that I review at your own risk.

1 comment:

  1. Sports Armbands
    Sports armbands are the ideal way to carry your phone when running and let you get on with your exercise. There are a wide range of armbands available designed to keep your phone and valuables safe, dry and accessible, whilst being hardwearing and comfortable to wear.


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