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Diving into the LifeProof Armband/Swimband (pictures)

It's comfortable and built to last, but think carefully about the LifeProof Armband/Swimband's heft and prohibitively high cost.

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The LifeProof Armband has a sturdy, low-key design.
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You wear the Armband on your upper arm. The strong Lycra strap and Velcro latch keep it securely in place.
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The LifeProof case, which is sold separately, snaps into the thick plastic frame.
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On the rear side of the frame, the thick padding provided a great deal of comfort.
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The LifeProof Armband and case are waterproof, but together they're bigger and heavier (9.28 ounces versus 7.04 ounces) than a simpler case and arm band from Belkin.

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