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Sports armband for HTC Desire

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rumbataz, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. rumbataz

    rumbataz Guest
    Thread Starter

    I'm looking for a good quality sports armband for the HTC Desire that I can buy from a supplier in the UK.

    I'm not interested in using headphones but need the armband to be discreet (so it doesn't take up most of my upper arm!), sweatproof, comfortable to wear for long running/jogging sessions outdoors and one that holds the Desire securely without being too awkward to get the Desire into and out of the armband.

    I haven't really been able to find a decent armband specifically for the HTC Desire. Reading some of the threads on here some people are using armbands for the iPhone and I know that Morpeth Mobiles sell one that says it's for the Desire but the picture and text are for the iPhone so i'm not sure if it is specifically for the Desire.


  2. Norwegianpiglet

    Norwegianpiglet Active Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    Kent, UK
    There are a number of very good slim waistbands around, that may be more comfy than having a great big phone on your arm. The OH is very pleased with his.
  3. diggedy

    diggedy Active Member

    Jun 19, 2010
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  4. incsmiro

    incsmiro Well-Known Member

    May 31, 2010
    I bought an iPhone armband off amazon for 3.49 sold by '7dayshop' with free delivery. Fits desire like a dream and is quite comfy, bargain for 3 an half quid!
  5. rumbataz

    rumbataz Guest
    Thread Starter

  6. scokem

    scokem Active Member

    Apr 22, 2010
    Burntwood, UK
    I have one of the tunebelt armbands (got it from Amazon) and it does the job so I can't complain :)
  7. rumbataz

    rumbataz Guest
    Thread Starter

    I tried out the Tune Belt armband over the weekend. Firstly, the packaging it came in said it was for the iPhone so it's not made for the HTC Desire specifically, despite what Morpeth Mobiles site states. Thus, the armband is a very tight fit height-wise for the HTC Desire.

    The armband is a lot less bulky than it appears in the pictures and is quite discreet when worn. The front of the phone pouch has a transparent plastic cover so this will protect the phone from the elements. The touch screen works fine through the cover.

    I found the armband quite fiddly to attach. It's almost impossible to secure the armband on your upper arm directly. The best thing to do is secure the velcro strap at its widest setting and then put the phone into the pouch. Then slide the armband up your arm until it is in position at your upper arm and then tighten the velcro strap further.

    Viewing the phone was very difficult in bright sunlight but this isn't a fault with the armband.

    In use the armband was comfortable and didn't shift at all during my run. The phone felt secure.

    All in all, i'm happy with the Tune Belt armband. Morpeth Mobiles shouldn't really specify it as for the HTC Desire as it clearly isn't, but the Desire fits...just. The Desire is slightly taller than the iPhone so securing the top neoprene flap is quite difficult to do but it can be done with some force.
  8. Panama

    Panama Active Member

    May 19, 2010
    IT Manager
    Essex (doh!)
    Have you found any condensation getting on to the phone after a run with it in the arm band?
  9. rumbataz

    rumbataz Guest
    Thread Starter

    ^ Not that I have noticed. I always wipe down the phone after it has been in the armband anyway. Despite the claims on the website, the Tune Belt armband doesn't really protect the phone from sweat. You only have the neoprene material between your arm and the phone. Neoprene is a breathable fabric so this would help keep condensation away.
  10. 8Ball

    8Ball Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010

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