Belkin EaseFit Plus Armband For iPhone 5
Bought the Belkin EaseFit Plus Armband for iPhone 5 from Funan’s Challenger for S$35 (Member’s Price: S$31.50) in anticipation of my 10km run for The Straits Times Run in the Park 2013 which will take place on 25th August 2013.
There is also another model, Belkin Ease-Fit Armband for iPhone 5, which is available and retailing for S$29 (Member’s Price: S$26.10).
The difference between the plus version and non-plus version is that the plus version has an extra slot for your keys and the arm band is longer, 12.6″-15.8″ (320mm-400mm) vs 11.4″-14.6″ (290mm-370mm).
It fits an iPhone 5 just nice without any casing. However, if you are using those thin clear plastic back case, it should fit in as well since the material is stretchable. It does not fit in any phones larger than an iPhone 5 like a HTC One.
Previously, I am using my iPad Nano (6th Generation) and Nike + iPod Sport Kit with SwitchEasy Runaway to calculate the distance that I ran and calories that I burned.
There are two disadvantages of using iPod Nano, firstly, you you can’t see the route that you ran on a map because it lacks GPS. Because iPod Nano does not have any wireless connectivity, the only way to get the data back to Nike+ is to sync it with iTunes. Using a smartphone like an Android of iPhone solves this problem. The only downside to that is that it is slightly heavier. I am fine with that trade-off and hence I am making the switch.