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A good option for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy SII
on October 23, 2012
It has been difficult to find a sturdy gym armband for the Sprint Samsung Galaxy SII, and although this one is effective, it's not as simple to use as my very old iTouch armband from a few years ago.
I am on the thinner side, and the strap for this armband is much too long. The velcro is extremely sturdy and it makes it a little difficult to adjust it as easily. The fit around the phone itself is very good. It's snug enough so that the plastic covering in the front lays smooth and allows you to use the touchscreen successfully. The holes are not custom, but they are wide enough to allow a plug-in of your headphones and/or charger. I have to take my phone out of the silicone skin before placing it into this armband, but that's not a big deal for me at all. I do that with my old iTouch band too. If you have a hardcase for your phone, that may be something to think about before purchasing this armband.
The strap itself is cumbersome and seems to have too many flaps for the velcro in odd areas. I had a different armband for this phone that tore (the plastic unraveled from the band), but I think that this armband will withstand a lot of use and not tear with usual use. It's made well.
It's not a bad armband for this phone and it does the job, but it's not one that I'd jump to buy again if I needed.