Arming yourself for fitness regime
Lifeproof iPhone 5 Armband
Price: €45 Rating: HHHH
By now, many of us are a few days into the annual fitness wheeze, with colour-coded charts, renewed gym memberships and spanking new neon exercise gear.
If you're one of these people, you may as well go the whole hog with a premium smartphone armband. Most armbands are cheerfully cheap things that simply feature a pouch in which to place your phone. Not so Lifeproof's offering. It has everything from silicon dots (to stop the armband slipping around your arm) to reflective strips. Designed to work with the same manufacturer's waterproof iPhone 5 case, this is a training armband for heavy-duty activities. (Lifeproof says it works fine for surfing, something this reviewer did not try out).