Easily listen to music stored on your 7th-generation Apple iPod nano while you work out with this Belkin Ease-Fit Plus armband that features flexible neoprene and Lycra materials and an adjustable closure to ensure a snug, comfortable fit on your arm.
Very Short Armband
Posted by: Extrabio47 from: Bowling Green, KY on
I am an avid runner, and in a recent running accident, I smashed my 6th generation ipod nano. Due to the timing of the release, I replaced it with the 7th generation. Finding a suitable sports armband has been a problem. The Belkin product is lightweight and the manufacturing quality appears decent, but the armband is woefully too short. If the wearer has small biceps, it may work, but a male with even average biceps is going to have a problem, especially if worn over a long-sleeved shirt (forget about a running jacket). I'm sure that the short armband is an attempt to reduce manufacturing costs, but this decision is probably going to cost Belkin sales. I really can't comment on any other aspect of the armband, because when I found it wasn't going to fit without serious circulation issues, I tossed it. Just for user information, I am not a gym rat, am 6'1" and weigh 190.
31 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Great for the gym
Posted by: Orngfan from: Detroit, MI on
This armband is pretty comfortable and lightweight. I have had other belkin armbands for ipod nano 5G and this one is a step ahead. The edges are softer and since the nano 7G is not as tall the armband fits on my upper arm better. The material is also thinner than previous. There is a small pocket to put a key/something small. The pouch does not fit snugly to the nano which I am ok with. I have a zagg invisishield screen protector and too snug a fit would peel the screen protector off when putting the nano into the armband. So far the looser fit has not caused any problems with menu operation or peeling the screen protector. The plastic shield on the arm band allows for easy selection of menus etc. even with the zagg screen protector installed. There is no access to the volume/play pause button on the side but these functions are easily controlled by using the on screen controls instead. The only drawback is that the strap is shorter than I expected. It is about 2.5 inches shorter than on my past armbands and may not have enough adjustment for some people. My upper arm is 12.5 inches in circumference and the armband fits but there is not much additional room for adjusting for a larger upper arm.
27 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Not for big people
Posted by: Delibakery from: on
Unfortunately this wristband is not for larger size people. I was thoroughly disappointed with the length of the band. I accidently threw away the box so we couldn't return it even though I was unable to wear it. So it sits in a drawer unused.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Too Expensive, Short Armband
Posted by: Joeyfl88 from: Fort Walton Beach, FL on
The first review was pretty spot on about this product. I consider myself a skinny guy, I have muscle but not any big arms by any means. The strap length is barely enough to reach over, it attaches to the very bottom of the material after a tight pull. I'd imagine it would get harder to strap on and stay strapped after it's worn out over time. Not to mention this is way overpriced, shouldn't be more than $10.
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Good if you do not have any muscle tone
Posted by: AnnaMT from: Virginia Beach, VA on
Great concept. Poor fit. If you want to wear this during workouts and your arms are bigger than a 10 year old, do not buy this item.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
don't buy this
Posted by: bokkers from: on
1) i don't know what weird idea of twig-like arms this company thinks people have, but if you plan on putting it on your upper arm and you are not skinny - forget it. I can only put it the equivalent of one notch on a belt and it leaves a mark when I am done working out.
2) it is difficult to control your ipod with the plastic cover wrinkle
3) it is impossible to change the volume when using the Nike software, as this requires the hard volume button
4) it is made a material that sucks up the moisture from your arm. In other words, if you sweat, it creates a fog between the plastic and the IPOD. What's the easiest way to break an IPOD? Get it wet? Seriously, I had one from this manufacturer previously that did the same thing and it broke my IPOD.
Finally) it's like they developed this just to look pretty and not be functional at all.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Doesn't fit my arm
Posted by: armed12 from: Silverdale, WA on
Advertised as a "workout" arm band, this product was too small for my arm. I am not that big a guy (5'10", 190 lbs), so what gives?
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Worst Armband Ever!
Posted by: HVB1 from: Youngstown, OH on
It's hard to get my iPod Nano in and out of it with ease. It's almost impossible to utilize the touch screen through the thick plastic while wearing the armband. It's just plain ugly and in efficient at what it's suppose to do. It barely fit on my arm as well, I have average sized biceps. I wore it once and threw it away! Got a TuneBand instead from Amazon.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Do not buy
Posted by: arigatomrroboto from: corona on
If you have a skeleton arm, then this product is for you. Otherwise, it will feel like wearing a blood pressure cup. Any male or female with a decent size arm will not be able to use this miniscule product. Perhaps it is made for a little child.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Armband was too small for my arm.
Posted by: face51 from: California on
Did not get to use the armband as it was too small for my arm and would not allow my full range of motion when while exercising.