• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Velcro wears out

    • Written by from Trumbull

    Liked the armband at first. But for the price I expected the velco to not loose its grip so fast. I have "slightly" larger biceps than average and after a few months of use 2-3 days a week the velco is shot.

    145 of 222 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This band has 2 or 3 Really Critical Flaws...

    • Written by from Atlanta

    The Apple-designed nano armband COULD be the best of the available armbands on the market. It's light and minimalistic, a stylish one-piece item that functions well...IF you have tiny biceps. And trust me, I'm not Mr. Olympia, but this thing was cutting off my circulation. (Maybe they should also have an extra-large size?) Also, the velcro "dots" should have been a single strip because it felt like the strap would come off every time I did a curl. To that point, why is the material not more forgiving (i.e., flexible)?

    Finally, it's surprising--particularly in light of the armbands that have come out since this one--that Apple has not revised the design to include a flap or some other means of protection for the screen. I never used mine much because, like I said, it was small, but I could see sweat or rain being a factor during exercise.

    47 of 72 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from culver city

    Well I bought one of these armbands! And i'm a little dissapointed due to the fact that in construction and use it for about 10 hours a day!! 6 days a week !!And the velcro is the problem!!! It sticks !!!!'BUT' tends to rip itself loose if I strap it on to loose then it holds but slides down to my elbow!!!!,And when I fit it on snug "just right" the velcro pops loose!!!! so I have to
    re-tie it about 10 times a day and becomes annoying!..... sony first came out with the armband thing and also has the same problem!! so I hope Ipod either finds s different method or maybe needs to usea wider velcro band istead of velcro dots!! think about it hmmmm the velco band at the doctors visit when they check you blood pressure never comes loose maybe they have to develop something that works as good or better then what they currently use!! and they should also make it in black because when you sweat and work it gets all grungy with dirty fingerprints!! i spent to much on it
    !! i have to put a clip on it so it doesn't come off and after a while the clip starts to dig into my arm!!! ohhhhwel!

    34 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    don't wash

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    great armband, but don't buy if you plan on doing any physical activity. because once it gets sweaty and stinky you will be tempted to wash it. do not wash it in the washer because i did and the window came off that covers the click wheel and then the whole armband distorts once you try and wear it without the window.

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Asheville

    I am a really fast runner and I was dissoppointed to find that If I run or bike too fast it falls out! Luckily mine didnt break. Maybe mine was defective though. The 2 stars mean it looks cool and its conveaniant when walking.

    10 of 12 people found this useful