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Sport armband for nexus 4??

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10th December 2012, 02:07 AM   |  #1  
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Hey guys,
Have y'all seen any armbands for working out for the N4?
Thanks!

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10th December 2012, 02:59 AM   |  #2  
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I have been wondering avout the same thing. I have looked but nothing so far....................
12th December 2012, 03:58 PM   |  #3  
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Going to try a Galaxy S III Case
I haven't found any Nexus 4 sport cases, but I found A LOT of S3 compatible ones. S3 is a little bigger but close-ish in size according to phonearena, so I'm going to try a generic case that is maybe on the snug side for an S3 that hopefully the Nexus 4 will stay in.

Candidates:
  • Evecase®Velcro Sport Workout Armband Carrying Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 SIII i9300 (AT&T i747, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon) - Black / white
  • Mybat Sport Armband Case for Cell Phones & Smartphones 251, Black
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12th December 2012, 04:42 PM   |  #4  
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I just cut a cheap tpu or silicone case and slide an old armband through it. Cut the slits parallel with the side of the phone; about 1/4" smaller than the band that you are going to pass through. Make sure the case is tight on the phone and you should be good to go. I have also used a seidio active case (the one with the 3 plastic pieces). You slide the strap between the hard plastic and the rubber liner and it will work well too.

kind of like this


The attached photos are of a seidio active case for a galaxy s2 but it fits the nexus 4 if you cut a new hole in the rubber for the headphone plug. The power button matches up perfect but the volume buttons are a bit off. The lower button on the case is even with the top button on the phone.

I use this setup because I hate having the plastic protector that is on every workout case I have found. Once you start sweating its nearly impossible to control the phone. It also holds the phone extremely well. I have crashed my bike on the trail several times while using this setup and have not had a single issue with it.
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16th December 2012, 06:48 AM   |  #5  
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I am thinking about ordering the arkon xxl armband this monday, it should fit the nexus 4 fine i think. I will update this post if i do.

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19th December 2012, 04:15 AM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whooda

I just cut a cheap tpu or silicone case and slide an old armband through it. Cut the slits parallel with the side of the phone; about 1/4" smaller than the band that you are going to pass through. Make sure the case is tight on the phone and you should be good to go. I have also used a seidio active case (the one with the 3 plastic pieces). You slide the strap between the hard plastic and the rubber liner and it will work well too.

kind of like this


The attached photos are of a seidio active case for a galaxy s2 but it fits the nexus 4 if you cut a new hole in the rubber for the headphone plug. The power button matches up perfect but the volume buttons are a bit off. The lower button on the case is even with the top button on the phone.

I use this setup because I hate having the plastic protector that is on every workout case I have found. Once you start sweating its nearly impossible to control the phone. It also holds the phone extremely well. I have crashed my bike on the trail several times while using this setup and have not had a single issue with it.

I highly recommend against this method for anyone who wants the phone stable. With this method the phone bounces all over the place when moving. Not an issue as much on a bike, but there are much better options.
19th December 2012, 05:54 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by benblb

I highly recommend against this method for anyone who wants the phone stable. With this method the phone bounces all over the place when moving. Not an issue as much on a bike, but there are much better options.

Been using this method for the last 4 years on 3 different phones. It has worked great for me. If you cut the slits near the edge of the phone and just a bit smaller than the band (mine is 3" tall) it works well.
But hey, to each their own.
20th December 2012, 06:01 PM   |  #8  
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I'm using my no brand s3 armband. (was using an s3 before getting the nexus 4) Anyway, the headphone jack hole placement is slightly off, but you can still connect your earphones through it without much difficulty. The phone fits snugly enough in the armband too. Hence, if you can't wait till a n4 armband is available, just use the s3 one. It gets the job done.

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20th December 2012, 06:31 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by bullyfrog

I'm using my no brand s3 armband. (was using an s3 before getting the nexus 4) Anyway, the headphone jack hole placement is slightly off, but you can still connect your earphones through it without much difficulty. The phone fits snugly enough in the armband too. Hence, if you can't wait till a n4 armband is available, just use the s3 one. It gets the job done.

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Since the band you used is no-brand, can you post a picture of it?
Or, if you still have the link to where you bought it, share?

Looking at the S3 dimensions I thought that this would work as well, but the particular band that I got was WAY too tight on the sides.

---------- Post added at 12:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:15 PM ----------

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Originally Posted by heresey

I haven't found any Nexus 4 sport cases, but I found A LOT of S3 compatible ones. S3 is a little bigger but close-ish in size according to phonearena, so I'm going to try a generic case that is maybe on the snug side for an S3 that hopefully the Nexus 4 will stay in.

Candidates:

  • Evecase®Velcro Sport Workout Armband Carrying Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 SIII i9300 (AT&T i747, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon) - Black / white
  • Mybat Sport Armband Case for Cell Phones & Smartphones 251, Black

This one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o01_s00_i00

Was too small for the Nexus 4.
21st December 2012, 06:17 AM   |  #10  
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Some pics of my brand-less arm band. I apologies for the grainy pics. But I was using my Nexus 7 (front cam) to take these..

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As you can see, the earphone jack doesn't exactly fit but its not that big a deal that i'd need to go out and buy a new armband

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