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  1. Halifax81

    Halifax81 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone know of a decent arm band that I can use on the Desire when I go out for a jog? Had a look around but not found much of anything at the moment
     

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  2. Kendoji

    Kendoji Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Nike one that's a bit tight around the Desire, but it does fit and it's quite comfortable.
     
  3. Halifax81

    Halifax81 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ta will take a look at that, just found one for the Nexus too, should be pretty good fit for the Desire
     
  4. Celox

    Celox Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to make a thread about this, but might aswell use this one.

    What is your experience with jogging or running with your phone (not talking about apps but the performance, and possible negative effects)

    I go running twice a week and would actually like to try and use my phone to track my progress and speed and such.
    But i have a few issues with this:

    Primary concern is that i go running somewhat late in the evening (9-10 pm). So obviously I concerned that it might get stolen. This isn't a phone problem but nevertheless it's an issue for me.

    Second, I wonder what effects running or jogging has on the phone's internals. I'm pretty sure it's well constructed and made, but I am worried that something could break whilst i'm running. Have you had any past experience with this? Or doesn't it seem to have an effect at all?
     
  5. Kendoji

    Kendoji Well-Known Member

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    I always used my Nokia N82 to track my runs, without any problems.

    I've also been slightly more nervous about using my HTC Desire, as it seems a bit more complex and possibly fragile, but I don't think jogging will affect it much more than just carrying it around your pocket all day. Moisture could be an issue, but with a good armband that should be fine too.

    I'm using Cardio Trainer at the moment btw, it's not quite as good as SportsTracker was on my Nokia phones, so I might try some other apps.
     
  6. olembe

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    I have an iPhone armband (from my last phone) and it fits the Desire really quite well. The only thing I had to do was make a small hole for the headphone jack, as it's on the other side to the iPhone. So whilst it's probably not worth buying an iPhone case for a desire, if you see one going cheap or have one lying around it can be made to work with only a little surgery.
     
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    Hi, do you use the iPhone 3G armband from Belkin? I was thinking to get this one for the Desire but had doubts if it fits. Thanks.
     
  8. chrisbrit81

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    I just bought this: iGadgitz Black Neoprene Sports Armband for Apple iPhone: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

    it's for the iphone, but the dimensions of the 2 handsets are quite similar so I thought I'd give it a go..

    It arrived this morning and I'm very pleased with it.

    The Desire is a whole 3.5mm taller than the iPhone, making this a bit of a tight fit, but that actually counts in it's favour. Because it's more or less "jammed" in, it feels really secure. and the hole to put your phone inside is covered by a large velcro hatch on the inside of the band (against your arm when worn) so there's ZERO chance of it falling out.

    I installed cartiotrainer yesterday and today I'll be giving them both a good test on a short run near my house.

    I recommend this armband for the HTC Desire.
     
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  9. DaddyCee

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    morpethmobiles.co.uk have a specific HTC Desire one on their site at present.
     
  10. opplife

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    Where did you buy it? I am looking in my town cant find anything
     
  11. steve12345

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    Igadgitz have just brought out a HTC Desire specific armband.

    They have got a website they sell it from.

    If anyone has tried it out would be interested to hear what you think of it.

    There are some posts about people using the Igadgitz Nexus One armband with the desire and they said it worked well.

    p.s. The Igadgitz website says that they are currently out of stock, even though it has just gone up on their website. 25/10/10
     
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    Interesting Find Steve. Here's the link for people that are too lazy to Google: iGadgitz Black Neoprene Sports Gym Jogging Armband for Nexus Google One Phone | Sports Armbands | igadgitz.com | Buy Online Now!

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    [​IMG] <--this image confused me, what's the point of that valcro? So would this mean that you can take the phone pouch out? lol I wonder how secure that the valcro is.

    Oh thought I'd put these too since it has different angles of the arm band: the review with the Desire pic.
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    [​IMG] <--well this picture seems to confirm that you can take the pouch out. That might be a handy feature :)

    For some reason, it does look sort of bulky for my taste.
     
  13. ArthurIhde

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    wow i love this bag [​IMG]
     
  14. Roze

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    Well Arthur, if you decide to get the armband, tell us how it is :)
     
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    Guys,

    is the armband large enough to put in the HTC Desire G7 with its case cover? It will like to prevent taking off the case cover everytime i go for a jog with the igadgitz armband, if possible. ;o)
     
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    Sorry to drag this up, but only recently have I started using the Desire to track my performance. I actually made my own, and am pretty happy, but the flaw in the design of mince is that I can't interact with the device since I have it totally covered up. This arm band however takes care of that by adding that clear plastic in the front. My question though is if you can interact with the device, I mean, the Desire is capacitive as opposed to resistive touchscreen. Can you still turn the screen on and use it?
     
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    My armband has a plastic window and, yes, I can control the touch-screen when it's in it.
     
  18. Pitbull_Raven

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    That's awesome news. Thanks! Think I am going to plunk down some cash on this thing right now, then.
     
  19. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Well-Known Member

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    Which Armband do you use? Do you have a link? I've often considered one as it's a nuisance having anything in your pocket jogging, and holding it is far from ideal..
     
  20. Pitbull_Raven

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    I sprung for the iGadgitz armband yesterday. It should be here till mid next week at the latest. I'll let you know what I think of it then. For now I can tell you that I have tried a series of universal armbands (after consulting this forum) and have found that I can control my screen quite well on all of them, despite the plastic cover. But none of these universal armbands was quite good enough. Some were too baggy, some too plain ugly, some had the headphone jack on the wrong side, some didn't have a strap to hold the excess cord (I hate that thing just hanging there, dangling in front of me, hitting my arms as I go). The iGadgitz seems like a good all rounder. Made for the Desire, made to accommodate it's size. Pretty solid looking and, hey presto, bonus point: it's waterproof. Great for those rainy and drizzly days. Also it looks well built and doesn't look like it'll fall apart when you touch it. Which is good for when I go hiking. Only down side is I am pretty sure it'll be useless if I ever upgrade to a different phone.

    Postscript: In case I don't write anything till Wednesday next week and if you still wanna know, please drop me a line at pitbull . raven at g mail . com
     
  21. Griff_LI

    Griff_LI Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, missed the question...

    I bought this one according to my Amazon order history. I know it says "iPhone" but someone on here at the time said it fitted (and, indeed, it does).

    HTH
     
  22. Pitbull_Raven

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    So I have been playing around with the iGadgitz armband for the last few days and so far I am fairly pleased with it. At first I was feeling a bit insecure when using it. Unless I really tightened the thing to the point of cutting off my circulatory system, I was always under the impression it was slipping off my arm. Not the case and now I have it firmly placed on my arm, but not so tight to cause discomfort. The phone it's self is a real tight fit into the armband. It seems to me that they took the iPhone band and just adapted it. It's actually a bit difficult to fit it into the pocket at first. After you get the hang of it, it's actually pretty damn good. Quality is great. Doesn't feel like a piece of rubbish. I do have some chafing under my arm, but I think I got that from when I had it on too tight. After the initial kinks and stuff, I am now happy to say that this armband rocks and was just what I was looking for.
     

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