These days even iPhone accessories come with accessories.
I know that concept may sound ridiculous, but that's exactly what the LifeProof Armband/Swimband is. Designed as a companion product to the
Before I begin, I've just a few words about the LifeProof case. CNET's David Carnoy
Keeping with the rugged theme, the Armband also is built to last. The frame that secures your phone/case apparatus is plastic, but it has a thick, sturdy construction and the spring-loaded latch on top wasn't loose. Similarly, the Lycra ArmBand was both stiff and stretchy and the Velcro latch stayed secure on my arm. LifeProof says its product will fit biceps from 10 to 15.3 inches in circumference and you can adjust it within that range by sliding the band through the rings.
On the go
Preparing for your workout takes a couple of steps. First, you have to insert your phone in the case and then you can snap the case into the Armband. It's an easy process even if it takes a few seconds longer than you might expect. Then, I slipped the whole thing onto my arm and I was off on my way. Immediately, I noticed just how comfortable the Armband feels. The thick padding made for a soft cushion against my skin and I liked how the silicone bumps on the inside of the strap kept the Armband from slipping. The fabric is also easy to clean, so go ahead and drag it through the mud (the case will protect your phone from the elements at the same time).