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Sports Armband Case & Screenguard for iPhone 3GS/3G by Bone - Blue

by Bone
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Item model number: PH08041-B
  • ASIN: B001NPEMXC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 Dec 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)


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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snug fit - which is good 26 July 2009
Verified Purchase
I purchased theBone sports armband to go along with the installation of RunKeeper on my iPhone 3G.

It holds the phone really well and has a secure grippy rubber feel to it which covers the top and bottom sections leaving the screen free but also allowing access to the headphone socket, dock connector, speaker, microphone and earpiece. There's a hole for the silence switch but the power and volume are accessible by pressing on the case - it has little extrusions to show where they are.

My only issues with it are a slight pinching at the metal loop through which the armband fits and the length of the armband - anyone with 15" upper arms will need to relocate this to their forearm. Anyone with big forearms should probably look elsewhere!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Product 29 July 2009
Perfect for gym use if you are going to be doing a lot of cardio, can get a little tight when using weights. Iphone fits snugly and is protected well from sweat.

As the first review suggests not great if your planning on using it in the rain.

Overall would very much recommend to anyone thinking of purchasing a sports band for their iPhone, if you are looking for complete comfort get a smaller mp3 player :).
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb armband for the iPhone 6 Feb 2010
By Fatboy TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Although I didn't purchase this armband from here I thought I would post my review on it.

I use it in the gym when I am on the cross trainer, bike, treadmill. I can confirm that this armband does not move at all once it has been tightened up.

I sweat a lot in the gym and this armband never lets the sweat through on to my iPhone, instead it stops on the back of the armband that is in contact with my arm. If it does get sweaty, it is just a simple matter of washing it in warm (but not hot) plain water and no soap. I emailed the manufacturer and they told me this.

The front of the armband does not have a plastic cover over the area of where the iPhone screen is, and as such the touchscreen operation of the iPhone is not impeded.

If you are a sporty person who wants to wear their iPhone on their arm when exercising/working out, then this armband should be at the top of your list, it is well worth every penny, superb product!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really comfortable - you can't really go wrong! 27 May 2010
I have recently taken up running and decided to purchase this sports armband so that I can listen to music to inspire me on my runs!

The first thing to say about this armband is that it is extremely comfortable. I have very slim arms but there is a large amount of adjustment on this armband so that I can make it fit perfectly. It does a great job of keeping the sweat away and the cover doesn't obstruct your access to the iPhone buttons, making it easy to change songs mid-run if necessary. I don't personally use the screen protector as I don't find that I need it, and I also got caught in a very heavy rain shower whilst running and although the screen of my iPhone got wet, everything else stayed nice and dry. It's also extremely easy to take your iPhone in and out of the cover as it's very flexible.

So, if you're looking for an armband for your iPhone to use during exercise, you can't really go wrong with this. A great product for a very reasonable price.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware if you want to use with Runkeeper app 18 Aug 2009
Verified Purchase
I bought this to use with the Runkeeper Pro app and was disappointed because it seems to prevent the iPhone from locking on to a 3G signal. Before I started my run I spent ages waiting for it to lock onto a good signal, despite being in an area where the signal is usually fine. I moved around a bit and waited and waited but got nothing. As soon as I took the iPhone out of the case it locked on and I was able to start my run. I just held the iPhone in my hand for the whole run in case putting it back in the case caused me to lose the signal again.

Also, beware if you have skinny arms as this may not fasten very well. I would like to be able to put mine on my wrist but there's no chance as it only just fixes to my upper arm. But seeing as I can't get a signal with it, I don't suppose I'll be using it much anyway...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but doesn't fit all sizes ... 12 May 2010
By MN
I bought it for the ipod touch, so it doesn't fit perfectly, but it's quite good anyway - I was aware that it is designed for the ipod so I was expecting that there may be some small problems.

The major problem - and the reason I rate it at 3/5 is the strap - the "standard" strap is quite short, so you can't use if you've got big arms. Unfortunately, the extension strap that you can easily attach, can be attached (using the Velcro) in one place only ... my arm is such that the best strap length is on the "double velcro" layer where the straps overlap, and you can't use the band at this length.
If your arm is around 28-32cm then be careful, you may have some problems with fitting the armband nicely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Eline
This is the second time I have bought this sports armband, because I really like the design and the ease of fitting the iPhone inside and taking it out again.

The only downside is that they have updated the strap of the armband.
The strap attached to the armband has been shortened and they give you an extra extension piece in case your arm needs the extra strap length.
For me it was far from ideal since it is too short when I use it without the attachment and too long when I use it with. I really would prefer they went back to the previous design.

Aside from that it's a great armband.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars sweaty
It gets very sweaty, which in turn soaks the phone, so in the end I had to stop using it
Published 1 month ago by JJ
5.0 out of 5 stars brillient quality
good quality even works with Iphone 4! comes with extra strap for bigger arms ! every easy to use and holds the phone tightly!
Published 3 months ago by Matthew
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good
It is too big and too wobbly. Phone was poping out easily. Not suitable for excercising nor for jogging. I do not recommend.
Published 10 months ago by d
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the Job
This item does what it is intended to do. Safely holds your iPhone during sports activity. Nor more having to hold the phone in a sweaty palm when going for a run.
Published 10 months ago by William Overton
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This works really well, vital part for my running naked iPhone storage on runs easy and aids working out! Would highly recommend!
Published 15 months ago by Chris Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great product, doesn't slip down your arm, very durable.
I felt like I might break it trying to get my iPod in it at first but this product is very flexible. Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2012 by Jon A
4.0 out of 5 stars Sports armband
Quite a nice looking armband and very sturdy. However if you are wearing a short sleeve tshirt the velcro edge rubs a little bit against your skin and after a while is quite... Read more
Published on 24 Nov 2011 by amersham1
5.0 out of 5 stars Great case for runners
I can't rate this case highly enough. I use it all the time and can't find nothing wrong with it.
Published on 16 Nov 2011 by D. Gallagher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fit, easy to use, ideal.
I have an arm that fits in the awkward size zone mentioned by others. I've overcome this by putting it higher up my arm on the bicep, which owing to the elastic strap, and the... Read more
Published on 12 May 2011 by Mr. T. Osborne
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
I bought this arm band having rejoined the gym and i think this item is very good quality.I stays in place and keeps my iphone free from sweat. Read more
Published on 4 April 2011 by Jevgenijs Melnikovs
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