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Insignia™ - Fitness Armband for Apple® iPhone® XS, X, 8, 7 and Samsung Galaxy S10e,S9 - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 685 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for working out

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    Picachoo
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    I've only had it a month but so far so good. For starters the the headphone and power holes line up with the phone for once. The cover isn't so thick that the touch screen doesn't respond either without having to take it off your arm. It doesn't block the light sensitivity sensors at the top of the phone so your screens doesn't go black, big plus. Velcro holds in the position you put it without coming undone like the Belkin armband. An the neoprene rubber is a lot thicker than Belkin and should last longer than six months before it tears like my previous two Belkins. I can't give it a five star because I haven't had it longer than six months to see how it really holds to use and being washed. If they allow a follow up review I'll let you know how it held up. Good investment for $25 bucks that you don't have to alter for your phone to fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well, But...

    Posted
    GlennP
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    When I bought a new phone that wouldn’t fit in my old fitness armband, I looked at a number of options to replace the old armband. I chose the Insignia model because it seemed to be roomy enough to allow for easy installation and removal of the phone. This is true, but the neoprene sleeve and transparent screen cover seem to get wet on the inside. It may be that my sweat is migrating through the neoprene, but when this happens it is more difficult to remove the phone. And at times the screen cover doesn’t allow me to select or move items on the phone’s screen. I’m happy with the product, but I’d prefer it to be a little less challenging to use in damp or sweaty conditions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Fell apart

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    Fell apart. The plastic unglued. I don't feel my phone will be secure if I go running with this thing now that it's unglued. I hardly used it. Don't buy this. Find something cheap since you won't mind replacing it. I had purchased a cheap armband online different brand for my old phone and used it for several miles and it's still good. Only bought this since iPhone 7 didn't fit my old one. Very disappointed since it was overpriced and used some rewards to buy this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product for Smaller athlete

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    beginnerrunner
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    I love this product! I have tired many different cases and they just don't work with my small arms. This is great and fits perfect. It does not move while running either. Its great for someone who is smaller framed and it has the option for bigger arms as well. I do have to take my iPhone out of its case to fit in the sleeve but that isn't huge deal. Another con is the fact that I cannot use my home button either. However I was more worried about finding something that would stay on my arm and this does the trick! Great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Impractical Design

    Posted
    Nick
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    I have an iPhone XS with a clear plastic protective cover. It does not slip into the armband easily--in fact, it barely fits at all. My wife also has an iPhone XS with a more protective rubberized case. It is impossible to put this phone into the armband. If one can get it inside, it is very difficult to effectively use the phone's touch screen through the clear plastic window of the armband.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Handy Phone Carrier

    Posted
    LindafromWadsworth
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    We wanted to be able to carry the phone when we go out for our walks since we're usually out for 1.5 to 2 hours at a time and we don't usually have pockets to put the phone in. The carrier could have a little more room to adjust for the width of one's arm (the velcro strap just barely has room for upper arm --and neither my husband nor I are body builder types w/strapping muscles) -so could be a little more generous there. Anyway, it does the trick to carry the phone and makes it convenient if we get a call while we're out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality armband

    Posted
    luketc08
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    I have an iPhone 7 and my fiancé has an iPhone 6s. We wanted to buy just one armband that would accommodate both our phones since we don't run too often and we normally workout listening to music through a bluetooth speaker. We've used it a couple of times and it does its job. No bells and whistles, just a quality strap and pouch. Easy to slide phone in and out of, which at first made me nervous my phone would fall out but that has not and does not seem likely to happen after using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for smaller people

    Posted
    runner92

    I love this case. I had tried multiple because my arms are so small and they never stayed tight. I purchased this one when I had my iphone 7 and it work great with it. I just recently got and iphone x and was dreading having to find a new case. However, I tried my phone it without a case on it and it fit perfect in there. I do wish I didn't have to remove my case, however for me is a small feat since it fits my arms and stays tight the entire time. Totally worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does not work properly with iPhone 7

    Posted
    samman412
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    The iPhone 7 is a great phone, and one of the changes from the previous generations is the change from a "real" home button to a capacitive solid state button. Just like a touchscreen, the button itself is capacitive, requiring a real human finger to unlock it. This case has a plastic cover over the home button and does not properly work with your fingers. This means it is not possible to unlock the phone while it is in the case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I hated it

    Posted
    GreenOnionCrusadera
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    It's purely a personal preference, but I used this once and then never again. I hate it. I'm constantly using my phone while I workout as I've got music and an app that helps me keep track of my workouts. The armband not only made this very inconvenient to whe re I had to take it off my arm every time I needed to use the apps, I had to completely take the straps out each time because it was too tight on my arm to take off easily otherwise. I don't have very big arms, either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No hole to touch home button of iPhone 7

    Posted
    Dani
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    I have an iPhone 7 and the home button is not a true button that can be pressed through the plastic front of the armband. So if I want to do anything with the phone that requires me to use the home button, I have to fiddle with the flap and try to pull my phone out of the armband. There is a design flaw with this band and cannot function well with an iPhone 7.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good quality

    Posted
    carlosgcm
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    A few years ago, I bought the same brand of this armband for my iPhone 5, hence I knew it was great quality. This is for my iPhone 7, and it's great, nevertheless, I gave it a 3 star rating because it didn't come with a band extension, so it barely fits around my arm. So make sure that if you get it, you get a band extension.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not sure

    Posted
    Tiny
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    My title is not sure because I have tried several times to figure out how to place my cell phone in this contraption and haven't figured it out yet. That is not good. I have it lying on a table for at least a month, picked it up several times and still can't figure it out. This is not the first band I've had and never had a problem. I gave it 3. Stars because I couldn't figure it out. When I do I'll write another review.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good armband for the price

    Posted
    Eric
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    My wife used this item in the past and after many workouts it started to tear at the seams. This purchase was a replacement for the original one. Although you hate to think of these things as "disposable" items, this one may be just that. It takes a beating in workout, running use and eventually breaks down. However, it was a lot less expensive than the next model (which the salesman said wasn't as durable).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the comfort and convenience!

    Posted
    Peggy
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    I really like this armband. It’s very comfortable to wear. It doesn’t rub my skin. I enjoy the convenience of having it on my arm rather than holding it or placing it on the excercise equipment. I do find that it gets a little loose while I’m working out, but that doesn’t really bother me. For the price I would recommend this armband.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works OK

    Posted
    runnerbob
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    Difficult to put Iphone 8 already in the Otter Box Defender into the arm band but that is not unusual for any arm band case. The velcro strap is a little short when trying to wear it over a long sleeve shirt and running jacket. If you have large biceps and or a bulky jacket, it will be difficult to put on and may not fasten. Overall, it does what it is supposed too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    RP12
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    Overall does the job it’s intended for. I had a better one but lost it and this was the only brand they had at Bestbuy. I don’t think my arm is that thin but there’s not enough Velcro for it to be adjusted as tight as I’d like it. So I find myself readjusting it several times during my runs. It’s probably no issue if your arms aren’t too thin.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great, But not for iPhone 7

    Posted
    Semaj1023
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    I was looking for an arm band case to use while I am running. This case is advertised for the iPhone 7, but it doesn't work unless you modify it. The iPhone 7 has a new touch button that needs contact with your finger to use your phone. The case does not have a cut out for the fingerprint button, but I just cut my own. Other than that it is a great case, just not for the 7.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to

    Posted
    Sara
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    I've been meaning to buy one of these for a really long time. It was perfect for my last phone case, however with my new otter box, it barely fits. It's not very functional- I cannot use the touch screen on my iPhone while it's inside the sleeve. But it does exactly what it's intended for. I am able to listen to music during my workout. It is adjustable and easy to clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What you see is what you get

    Posted
    BML08
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    Wouldn't call this the best product offering on the market but it does the job intended. Holds my iPhone X securely during runs and bike rides. Velcro is strong so I never fear the product failing but the band is wider than expected so can start to dig into your arm as you go.

    I would recommend this to a friend