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Best running belts for Android phones

When it comes to health and fitness, running is a favorite activity for many nowadays. It’s not only great cardio but also a good way to de-stress, get your day started, or get some mid-day activity in after spending four (or more) hours sitting at a desk job. Most runners don’t want to bring along any added bulk, but sometimes, a phone is necessary. You might be using it to play music on your wireless Bluetooth headphones, or maybe your fitness tracker or smartwatch only works with connected GPS, and you want to log your route. For some, particularly women who run in the wee hours of the morning or late at night, having a phone with you is prudent for safety reasons. But where you do put it? Armbands are one way, but if you really want a totally seamless look and feel, go for a running belt. And there are some great ones from which to choose that will work with most, if not all, Android phones.

Here are our picks for the best running belts for Android phones

Which is the best running belt for Android phones?

I remember using the original FlipBelt when it was first introduced years ago, and it remains one of the best options you can buy when it comes to the best running belts for Android phones. The simple, discreet design makes it easy to slide on and off. It fits a variety of waist sizes given the stretchy material, and with the phone and other items inside, you can almost forget they’re on your person. Being able to machine wash it is a huge plus, especially when you’ll be wearing it while sweating it out on the track or trails. 

The included race bib toggles and loops to store energy/protein bars on the Fitletic Running Belt is a nice addition for serious racers who participate in marathons. The bottle holders on the AiRunTech Upgraded No Bounce Hydration Belt and Runtasty Running Fuel Belt are also useful for racers or those trying to keep up with their daily hydration and don’t want to miss a beat. 

Options like the StashBandz Unisex Travel Money Belt might appeal more to men given the wider design, and can also come in handy to use while traveling, keeping items like your passport, a pen, phone, plane ticket, and other items literally at your fingertips. 

The options on this list will ensure a perfect fit for smaller and larger-waisted individuals. 

To complete the set-up, if you’re really serious about running, look into downloading one of the best running apps for Android. Don’t forget to pick up one of the best running watches to keep track of your stats, distance, routes, and goals. A good option to consider is the Garmin Forerunner 255, which we reviewed earlier this year. 

If you prefer an armband design, you can take a look at our picks of the best phone armbands for running as well.

Christine Persaud is a freelance writer for Android Central who has been writing about tech since long before the smartphone was even a "thing." When she isn't writing, she's probably working on her latest fitness program, binging a new (or old) TV series, tinkering with tech gadgets, or spending time with her school-aged son. A self-professed TV nerd, lover of red wine, and passionate home cook, she's immersed in tech in every facet of her life. Follow her at @christineTechCA.