Taking our phones with us everywhere in today’s day and age is almost a necessity. Unfortunately, having our phones while working out can be bulky and get in the way. If only there was a way to keep our phones on us without them getting in the way. Thankfully there is! An armband that holds your phone can be the perfect workout accessory you have been waiting for. Check out our “objective” list of the best workout armbands on the market today. And if you are looking for workout armbands you may be interested in other workout-related reviews we have made in the health category.

“Objective” Overall Best Workout Band

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TRIBE Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband Case for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, X, Xs, Xs Max, Xr, 8, 7, 6, Plus Sizes, Galaxy S10, S9, S8, S7, Plus Sizes and More! Adjustable

Price: $14.98

Rating: 8.8/10 based on 38,300+ reviews


  • Comes in 3 different sizes so there is an option for almost every smartphone on the market.
  • Made of high-quality materials.
  • Adjustable arm strap will fit almost every arm.
  • Full touchscreen functionality while in the band.
  • headphone slot if using wired headphones while working out.
  • Extra slot to hold your house key.


  • Struggles to fit phones with bulky cases on.
  • Armband soaks up sweat which is not ideal for intense workouts.
  • Not waterproof so it will not protect your phone if it rains during your workout.

Second Best Workout Band

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VUP Running Armband for iPhone 11 Pro Max X XR XS 8 7 6 6s Plus,Galaxy S10 S9 S8 Plus, Note 9/8/5/4,Google Pixel 3/2 XL, 360┬░Rotatable with Key Holder Phone Armband for Hiking

Price: $17.99

Rating: 8.8/10 based on 7,500+ reviews


  • Compatible with many phone sizes and brands.
  • Washable arm band.
  • Rotatable phone support allows you to look at it from multiple angles.
  • Fits most arm sizes.
  • Headphone cord acess.
  • Key holder.


  • No protection from the elements.
  • The rotation mechanism keeps the phone off the arm slightly causing it to bounce. This can be solved by tightening the band, but that can be uncomfortable if used directly on the skin.

Best Armband On A Budget

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JETech Cell Phone Armband Case for iPhone SE(2020)/11/11 Pro/XR/XS/X/8 Plus/7 Plus/8/7/6s/6, Galaxy S10/S9/S9+,

Price: $6.96

Rating: 8.4/10 based on 7,300+ reviews


  • One size that limits the number of phones it is compatible with (make sure that it will fit your phone before purchasing).
  • Headphone slots.
  • Keyholder.
  • Armband that fits multiple arm sizes.
  • The screen still allows for touch capabilities.


  • Does not stay in place on your arm during intense exercise.
  • No protection from the elements.
  • Armband soaks up sweat which is not ideal for intense workouts.
  • Made from lesser quality materials than the other armbands.

Best Armband For A Larger Cost

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Lifeproof Lifeactiv Armband With Quickmount

Price: $49.99

Rating: 8.8/10 based on 3,000+ reviews


  • A detachable phone mount means it will work with any phone (although it is recommended to use it with a case since the mount glues onto the surface).
  • Easy mount and detach system.
  • Safe and secure when attached to the armband.
  • Armband fits multiple arm sizes.


  • Removes wireless charging capabilities from whatever the adapter is attached to.
  • Adhesive is known to fail in sub-freezing temperatures.
  • The adapter is not very attractive when attached to the phone.

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