In this review we’re taking a look at the Mpow Sports / Fitness Armband for the iPhone 6S. This product is designed to be worn when running or exercising, and comes in a small amount of non-excessive packaging.
First impressions are quite good, but let’s take a closer look at it’s design and functionality.
The design of this armband is very much what you’d expect of a product of this type. It’s made of a stretchy material, includes plenty of ventilation and has a nice clear panel to interface with the mobile device whilst it is in use.
It comes with an included extension strap, which ensures that everyone should be able to fasten this to themselves without issue. There are also a few little features of note that will be covered in the next section.
More important that the design perhaps, for a product like this, is the functionality, so let’s get on to that.
As far as the functionality of this sports band goes, it does what it says on the tin. There’s a nice feel to the material, which to my surprise doesn’t get hot or sticky when in use. It sits very comfortably on the skin and doesn’t slip or slide around.
There’s a small cutout for a headphone wire to leave the waterproof, protective pocket, as is standard on this type of product, considering facilitating listening to music during exercise is it’s primary purpose. This is built-in nicely, and doesn’t compromise the water resistance of the overall design of the sports armband.
Also included is a small space where a few keys could be held, but it’s really too small for a whole bunch, and I’m nots sure I’d trust it with anything of importance either.
The transparent panel in the Mpow iPhone 6S armband is clear, sturdy and doesn’t impede the use of the screen. Naturally, the fingerprint reader cannot be used whilst your mobile device is in the armband.
Overall, this is a reasonable buy at a fair price. The armband functions as expected, with nothing to shout about, but nothing to cry about either. If you’re a fan of sports and exercise, I would certainly suggest that you make the small investment into one of these armbands, rather than carrying your expensive device in a pocket where it risks falling out.
I anticipate this armband lasting quite a while, as it feels durable and reliable. I’d be surprised if it failed during the average 2-year lifespan of a mobile device such as the iPhone 6S it’s built for.
You can find this product on Amazon here.