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Why Every Runner Should Have A Waterproof Iphone Case
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There is nothing like a long run outside to clear the mind after a hard day of work. I always bring my iPhone with me to keep me motivated. I get to listen to some great tunes and track my run with an my favorite app. At first I would just carry the iPhone with me in my hand, but I dropped it a few times after my hands got sweaty, so I knew I needed to invest in an armband. I picked a cheap one up at a local athletics supply store, which worked OK. But, there was still a nagging problem - the case did not protect against sweat or rain.

Protecting the iPhone from Sweat

I live in Texas and the summers are brutal so you seat buckets while you are running. Commonly, while I'm running the sweat starts to mess with the controls on my iPhone. I think it must be getting in the headphones or something because it triggers the voice command functionality. Eventually it gets so bad I give up listening to music and toss the headphones in my pocket.

Protecting the iPhone from Rain

An avid runner is never going to let a little rain stop them from doing their run. But, the iPhone isn't supposed to get wet, so when it is raining I usually have to leave it at home. I live out in the burbs and when I'm running at night they set all the sprinklers off. It is impossible to dodge all of the water spraying everywhere. It feels good, but I have to shield my iPhone within my clothing to prevent it from getting wet.

Waterproof iPhone Case Options

Thankfully, there are quite a few waterproof iPhone case options available. The Overboard Underwater Waterproof iPhone Case is a great option. This is a rugged case that is waterproof when submerged up to 19 feet. The Overboard Underwater Waterproof iPhone Case has an adjustable neoprene arm band so you can strap it on and hit the pavement. The front of the case is soft PVC, completely transparent, and allows you to use the touch screen. Lastly, it comes with an external headphone jack so you can continue to enjoy your tunes. So, pair this with some waterproof headphones and you are all set.

Another good option is the Amphibx Fit Waterproof and Sweatproof Armband. This case provides waterproof protection up to 12 feet. It includes a velcro arm strap and SealTight headphone connector. Like the Overboard option, this one has a clear front screen that gives gives you full access to the touchscreen.

With either of these waterproof iPhone case alternatives, you can confidently get outdoors and make the most of your run. Either would also be fantastic options for triathletes or those who love to swim laps in the pool.


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Useful article. I'll check out those options you suggested.

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