• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Cheltenham

    Designed by idiots, The band around the arm does not stretch, therefore when you bend your arm (In the human body this causes the biceps to flex.. Duh!) The band then becomes too tight inhibiting blood flow. The natural reaction to this is to adjust the band with the arm bent... fine until you straighten your arms down by your side again.... then the band slides down and off your arm... unbelievable.

    It is a really ridiculous design, if the shop was not so far away I would return the product stating the UK sale of goods act which requires products be fit for purpose...This item is not!

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not work

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    Bought it based on the cord holder, which turns out to just be a piece of velcro attached to the side, a loose piece at that. The plastic on the front is very rigid and first week I had a white line down the middle of it where it had bent, then the plastic started to break away from the case. 100% disappointed in the quality of this case.

    56 of 59 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Have they improved the design?

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I bought one of these about six months ago. It did the job well - stayed put on my arm, left only a small opening for headphone sockets to keep rain off etc - but did suffer from the same issues as others describe. The main issue was the overly rigid plastic which made it hard to press the home button, meant that it 'kinked' soon and eventually split.

    My local Apple shop replaced it immediately when I complained.

    The new case feels much better. The plastic front is softer and more pliable making it easy to press the home button and swiping etc is much more responsive. It also looks much less likely to split.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this product!

    • Written by from Shawnee

    Do not buy!!! The case split down the side and my phone fell out after only 4 months of use. I also have small arms and I could never get it tight enough where I felt it was secure.

    58 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Bought this case twice and in about 3 months(both times) the display cracks and makes me feel like I have to buy a new one because I don't want my sweat to drip into the phone.
    Not worth buying!

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit healthy slim women's arms!

    • Written by from Bracknell

    Bought this for my wife who's a bit of a gym bunny (lucky me!) only to find it doesn't fit her!!! Otherwise, it looks and feels brilliant. Would definitely buy one again for a chap but avoid it if you're slim.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while it lasted

    • Written by from LEICESTER

    A little disappointed with this as the plastic screen split from the rest of the case within a year. It was a present and I have just discovered that it was £30. For that sort of money you would expect something longer lasting!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Riverside

    Bought it in December 2011 and just the other day (6 months later) it tore right down the long part of screen protector as I was tightening it. I think the manner in which the screen protector or window portion of this armband is built is not good. It doesn't rest flat on the screen, more times than often would bunch up, making it difficult to quick swipe to and access my data.

    Also, good with trying not to lose the cable wrapper piece. Mine got lost within 2 weeks. Its loose and can easily just get lost.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted Less than 6 weeks

    • Written by from La Canada

    I loved it while it worked. When I was running today (after owning it for about 5 weeks) the metal ring that holds the band broke sending my iPhone flying to the pavement.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for people with slim arms

    • Written by from LONDON

    I bought this product and had to return it because it kept slipping down my arm.

    The armband is not adjustable and there is only an inch of velcro to secure the end of the arm band to the strap. For people with slim arms like me there is too much arm band to go around, consequently it is not secure.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I read these review before I bought the 2nd

    • Written by from Boston

    Like everyone before me, I have had the clear plastic case split on this arm band---not once but twice on 2 different bands. The first time occurred less than 3-4 months from purchase (using about 3-5x per week). I used duct tape to keep it together but finally broke down and bought a second. Within 3-4 months again, this cover split too. This time, it split down the side. The only reason I bought the second was because they had no other models in stock for the iphone 4 and the store told me they handn't heard of any problems. I called the Apple retail store today where I purchased to inquire about returns, etc. They again said they had not heard of any problem. These are awful and should be removed from the retail and online store! Terribly frustrating that you can't return to Apple and need to go back to incase.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Plastic screen splits

    • Written by from London

    The plastic screen actually splits after only a small number of uses, so very cheap design.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last 2 months

    • Written by from San Jose

    I only used it one a week for 1 hour and took good care of it, but it still broke in less than 2 months. Front cover tore apart. I have had two Incase products fail very quickly. Don't buy anything from Incase: their quality is horrible.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay away

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Cons: The material soaks through to the phone with sweat. The plastic window is rigid and poorly fits the phone, making it all but impossible to use the phone or ipod. Because the phone fits so poorly in the case, one has to remove the band to replace the phone back in the case, as opposed to sliding the phone right back in without armband removal.

    Pros: It holds a phone and attaches to your arm.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by from BRISTOL

    Screen goes milky very quickly
    Front button requires lots of force through screen
    Doesn't stay on arm well if wearing T-shirt

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good until it split.

    • Written by from Blackpool

    It fits well and is comfortable, but in less than a years use, the plastic cover has split from the rest of the casing. I know the product doesn't cost a fortune, but still, disappointing really.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 weeks - thats all it lasted

    • Written by from Honolulu

    In two weeks of using it for about 2 hours a day at the gym it has come apart. glue undone, the phone does not sit in the case well. The velcro is coming apart on the band. This was just a poorly made product. Save your money. I like everyone else wish I looked at the reviews before purchasing this product. If i could rate is 0 stars I would.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reoccuring problem

    • Written by from Valentine

    Purchased this product despite reading a number of poor reviews on this site. On my second use, the clear plastc started to crack. Seems everyone is right. Apple need to improve the quality of this product. For the $50 paid, it is just not worth it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lesson Learned

    • Written by from BATON ROUGE

    My first armband was a Belkin and I had trouble with it so I purchased this one.

    My first Incase armband lasted about 6 months until the clear plastic screen split on the side. I brought it back to Apple and pulled my digital receipt from my phone and they quickly gave me a new one.

    The second one lasted a month, seriously. I just went into Apple again and they once again gave me another one. I am now on my third Incase Sports Armband Pro and I am already shopping around for a new armband because I know the clear plastic screen will split again.

    After talking to the guy at Apple, he says he uses some waterproof one that he takes swimming with him. He said it's hard getting the phone in and out, but it has lasted a long time. Learn from my mistake and don't buy this becuase it's all good in the beginning and then downhill after.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this

    • Written by from Auckland

    This is a terrible product. No redeeming qualities.

    4 of 4 people found this useful