Whats the best way to work out with your Galaxy Note 7?
Working out in 2016 means you're going to want your phone with you at all times — whether it's for music to keep you energized while you run or lift weights, or so you can confirm plans with friends for later in the evening.
The most popular way to carry a smartphone while you work out is with an armband case. If you've got a Galaxy Note 7, you're going to need one that can accommodate phones with 5.7-inch screens. We've broken down some of your best options.
MoKo Sports Running Armband
Designed to be lightweight and comfortable, the MoKo Sports Running Armband is a great budget option that will hold your Note 7 securely. Made from sweatproof materials and featuring an adjustable velcro band which supports arm girth from 10.8 to 16.5 inches, the MoKo band should fit comfortably on an average sized arm. It also features a slot for a house key, as well as an interior pocket for storing a credit card and/or some folded bills, so you can head out for a run with peace of mind.
This is one we've recommended in previous workout band articles, and there's a lot to like here. The TuneBand Go is a universal workout armband and will accommodate your Note 7 even with a slim case on. In fact, it's recommended that you use this armband with a case, so that the clips around the corner only make contact with the case and not the phone itself. It comes with two armbands that will fit arms from 8 to 18 inches in diameter. For its wide range of compatibility and smart design, the TuneBand Go may just be the last workout armband you ever need to buy.
Armpocket Mega i-40 Plus Armband
The Armpocket Mega i-40 Plus was designed to carry everything you'd want on you for your run, with versatility to be used with big phones such as the Note 7 — even if you use a case. Everything is kept secure in the zip-up pouch, which holds your phone tight to the touch-through screen with a silicone strap and also includes space for a key and slots for cards and folded bills. The armband is made of soft moisture-resistant bamboo-rayon mesh fabric and available in three sizes, but you'll probably want to go to with the largest option just to be safe. It's machine washable with solid build quality, but at $50 might be a bit pricey for some.
Belkin Fitness Belt
While armbands are the norm for working out with your phone, you do have other options such as the Belkin Fitness Belt. It's essentially a more stylish take on the fanny pack, that allows you to carry your phone, keys, energy gel and whatever else you want to put in the stretchable pouch. There are three compartment on the belt to help keep things organized, and with it's no-slip design you'll be able to wear it comfortably around your waist (adjustable up to 44 inches) without worrying about it slipping. The one downside about the fitness belt is the lack of a buckle or clasp, meaning you'll have to step into it or pull it down over your head. If you don't like the armband look or feel, Belkin's Fitness Belt might be a better fit.