“Straight Talk” Armband – Not Good for Running

armbandI have been meaning to try wearing my phone on an armband for some time.  It seems more convenient, and I think I’ll be able to hear the app when it calls out miles and pacing information better.  The other day I had to go to Walmart to get a new belt holster for my Samsung S4 … so while I was there, I grabbed the cheap “Straight Talk” Walmart brand armband.  Mistake. The phone fits fine, and you can even use the touch screen through the plastic front.  The armband itself – I was able to fit it to my arm.  No problem.  There IS a problem though.  The way the phone hooks on is just like a big belt loop.  When it’s on your arm, it flops back and forth.  I only ran that way for about a block before I yanked it off and tied the silly thing to my hydration belt for that one run.  I am trying just the holder, slipped over the belt, as a temporary way not to have to wear my everyday holster on runs…but will be seeking a new armband – probably by doing what I should have done in the first place and going to a running supply store in person. Lesson re-learned – you get what you pay for.

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