Last updated on April 24th, 2016 at 12:12 am
Disclosure: I was given the Belkin Clip-fit free of charge in order to give Belkin feedback on the unit. The opinions in this post are my own.
When I was contacted by Belkin to try out their new Clip-Fit armband I was very excited. I love to run with my iPhone. So, I agreed to the chance to try it out for the exchange of feedback on the review unit! Since I go from work to lunchtime workout, I thought this would be a great product to try! The Clip-Fit Armband and Case is Belkin’s newest release.
In Belkin’s words..
This versatile armband transforms your iPhone 6 Case from the street to the gym with a simple click. You simply snap the clip attachment on and off for a quick and easy transition. Its slim design makes it the ideal workout companion, while also offering greatest protection for your device.
The Belkin Clip-Fit comes in two parts, a sturdy iPhone case and the band around your arm. The iPhone case can be used alone while at work. When its time to workout, you simply snap the case to the armband. This design is quite useful as you can have access to all your buttons and your touchscreen while you are out running.
With my earlier armband (check out the Avantree Track Pouch) I had to remove my phone from my every day case, slip it inside a pouch and the at the end of the run, put it back inside its case! Although I was happy with my AvantTree track pouch, I didn’t know that I could have it better!
The Belkin Clip-Fit Features
The “air protect” case and detachable arm band give:
- Defense against damage
- Button Protection
- Access to rear and front facing cameras
- A no-slip strap
- A secure Clip
- Snaps on and off quickly
- Retails for $49.99 CND
The case seems to be quite protective if I drop it. I don’t find the case to be bulky at all. One disadvantage is that there is no screen protection. My previous iPhone case was a wallet case which would fold over and the glass and protect it when I threw it in my purse.
I also like the armband. It is very secure. The Velcro stayed put and the armband didn’t slip. Clipping the phone on and off the armband is easy and quick.
The Belkin Clip-Fit Makes Runfies Easier
What’s a runfie? It’s a Selfie of yourself running and it’s quite popular among st the runners who are on social media, especially Instagram! Belkin Clip-Fit makes Runfies that much easier! You can simply reach for your phone and SNAP! You are ready to share your runfie the world!
The Belkin Clip-Fit is Not Just For Workouts
I love having easy access to the screen and the buttons so much while being hands free that I have used the Belkin Clip-Fit armband at work. As an IT technician, I’m never at my desk for long. My iPhone is an important tool for me so it follows me wherever I go. Since the iPhone 6 is quite large, it doesn’t fit in my pockets. Having a place to put my iPhone and stay hands free is very convenient. I only wish Belkin would create a belt clip that’s compatible with the case so that I could carry my iPhone on my hip for work, and then make the quick transition to my armband when I do my lunchtime workout.
The price of the Belkin Clip-fit at $49.99 is quite steep if you compare it to the price of my Avantree Track Pouch was only $19.99. However, you have to consider that you get the armband as well as a standalone sturdy case that provides your iPhone with great protection. I think the price is justified here!
I’m very happy with my new armband! I give this the Belkin Clip-Fit two Thumbs Up! As for my Avantree Track Pouch? I will definitely still use it! It would provide more protection in case of rain. Also, in winter, it’s handy because I can stuff tissue and lip balm inside the pouch.
Do you run with your iPhone? What armband do you use?
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