LifeProof LifeActive Review

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A LifeProof LifeActiv armband is an excellent option for those who like to get up and go. You can take your phone with you almost anywhere without having to throw it in your pocket or bag. Most consumers use it for their physical activities, like gym workouts. However, you can use it for everyday tasks.

The versatility is amazing. You can use this case with almost any phone, although it works best if you pair it with a LifeProof case. Additionally, if you use the quick mount adaptor, you can use any of the other LifeActive devices with ease.

Don’t let the cost scare you off. It is highly durable, and the versatility makes it an excellent investment. Customers enjoy the band, stating that it’s incredibly comfortable.

Overall, it’s a great running armband that consumers love.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Excellent longevity

Comfortable and lightweight

Extremely versatile

Unique design

Secure fit

Cons

High price tag

No storage pockets

Design

The LifeProof LifeActiv armband comes with a more unique design, something that you might not find in other sports bands. It will give you the basic band around your arm so you can wear it snuggly and securely with no problem. The difference, however, is that it isn’t available with a pouch to sit your phone it while you're out and about.

Instead of the phone pocket, it comes with a quick mount. You attach an adapter to the back of your phone case, and it will snap right into the armband with ease. This will work with any LifeProof phone case and most others.

The problem with this design, according to some consumers, is that your screen is open and vulnerable. The display of your device is facing outward, as there is not any other way to mount it to the band. Even if you're using a LifeProof case, you still run the risk of damaging your screen, or screen protector. You will just want to make sure you are careful not to bump into anything that could damage your device.

The benefit of this design is that you can use your phone without restriction. You will have access to answer your messages, make phone calls, control your music, or manage your fitness apps. You can even reach the ports on your phone, like the headphone jack so that you can enjoy your music with ease.

It is an impressive design, and a lot of customers enjoy it. You do have to add an adapter to the back of your phone case to use it, so sometimes that can be a turn-off. However, with the attached adapter you can use your device with other LifeActiv products, such as a belt clip, bike mount, or window mount.

The armband isn’t available in any other color options besides black. If you're looking for something to give you a pop of color, then this isn't the right product for you. Most consumers have no problem with the black design as it will go with just about anything and looks fine while they're out and about.

Materials

The LifeProof LifeActiv armband and quick mount use a plethora of elements in the construction. The adapter and quick mount piece of the band use stainless steel, silicone, polycarbonate, and a neodymium magnet to help secure the phone to the band. The band itself uses a spandex and polyester blend.

The band's materials will ensure you are getting a durable and comfortable experience while you're active. The use of polyester ensures that the fibers are strong enough that they won't rip or tear and can withstand the abuse it will encounter while you're working out. Spandex is also an excellent option for the band. It will give it a decent amount of stretch for a comfortable fit. But, it will not stretch out or lose it's stretchiness after a while like some other bands might.

Fit

You want to ensure you are getting a decent fit when wearing any running armband. If it is too big, then it will slide down your arm, causing you to pull it up throughout your workout repeatedly. If it's too tight, it can irritate and cut into your skin, causing discomfort.

The band uses a combination of spandex and polyester in the construction, so you can get the flexibility and personalization you need in the way it fits. The armband can adjust to fit an arm that is between 8.5-inches and 19-inches. They try to accommodate as many consumers as possible; however, if you have a more massive arm then the 19-inches, this will not be the correct choice for you.

Activites

You can use the LifeProof LifeActiv armband for just about any activity. The band will give you a snug and secure fit so you can wear it almost anywhere with ease. You attach the adaptor to the back of your smartphone so you can pop it into the band and you are good to go.

Whether you are going for your daily run, hitting the gym, cycling, or any other physical activity you can think of, this is going to be an excellent product for you.

The band resists sweat, so you won't have to worry about it becoming soaked. Since your phone itself doesn't sit on the band, instead you won't have to worry about it experiencing water damage from your sweat. You will get extra protection if you are pairing this product with any of the LifeProof cases, as they give you stellar protection.

You, of course, can do more than just physical activities when using the armband. Some consumers use it for some of their everyday activities. If you are commuting to and from work and don't want to shove your phone in your pocket, you can slap this on your arm. Others will use the band for their housework or yard work, letting their music keep them company while they're hard at work.

The beauty of this band is that it comes with the quick mount adapter. This clip means that you can also pair your phone with some of the other LifeActiv products such as the windshield mount, a handlebar mount, belt clip, or even a multipurpose clip. This adaptor will allow you to increase what you can do with this product drastically.

Features

There aren't a lot of added features that you can take advantage of with this armband. You will get the basic things you would expect from a band. It will wrap around your arm securely and comfortably, letting you get out and go with ease.

The difference, however, is that this one isn’t available with a pocket or pouch that can hold your device. Instead, you use a quick mounting adaptor that you have to attach to your phone case. This feature will allow you to clip your device to the outside of your band.

As mentioned above, you can also use the clip with a plethora of other LifeActiv products. Consumers like that they have versatility with the use of this product.

Unfortunately, there are no storage pockets in the band itself. If you need somewhere to carry a key or your ID, you might have to take an additional bag or use your pockets. The lack of storage doesn't deter a lot of consumers, but it is something worth noting.

Durability

When buying something that is going to carry around your expensive cell phone, you want to make sure that it is going to be durable. You don't want your armband to fall apart on your mid-workout, causing you to drop and smash your cell phone. Thankfully, that isn't something that you will have to fear with it comes to the LifeProof LifeActiv.

It can seem a little sketchy since you are directly attaching an adapter to your phone with an adhesive and hoping it will stay in place. According to customers, however, it stays put just fine. You shouldn't have problems with your phone staying attached to the band.

The excellent materials that make up the armband itself are also reasonably durable. It will not rip or tear easily, staying intact for quite a while. You won't have to worry about it stretching out over time either. Reviewers have stated that it has decent longevity and will hold up quite well.

Care

When you are working out, you are going to be sweating, that means that your armband will be sitting in that sweat. After a while, your band might start to develop an odor if you aren't cleaning it regularly.

Unfortunately, this isn't something that you can pop in the washer. The mount that attaches to it will not survive the wash. You can wash the band by hand with mild soap and hang it to dry. Cleaning it this way will help keep the band from premature wear and tear and aid in preventing it from stinking.

Value

The LifeProof LifeActiv is a bit on the pricey side. When compared to some of the other armbands on the market, it is on the high end of the spectrum. The band has impressive versatility though so it makes sense that it has a higher cost.

The armband comes with the quick mount adapter so you can use it in conjunction with LifeActiv products. If you are interested in the other products available to you, then this makes it well worth that extra cost. You won't have to purchase the adaptor again because you will already have one.

The band has an excellent life span so you won't have to dish out the money to replace it soon. The durability, in and of itself, makes it a decent value. However, if you aren't planning on using other products available to you, there might be cheaper and better options for your needs.

Compatibility

The armband is exceptionally versatile and will with most devices. Since it doesn't involve a pouch or pocket to hold your phone, you don't have to worry about size restriction.

It works best for those using LifeProof phone cases, but it will also work just fine with almost any other case. You attach the quick adapter to the back of your case, and you are good to go. You snap the adapter into the armband, easy as that.

Comfort

The soft and flexible materials that make up the armband ensure that you will get a snug and comfortable experience while you're wearing it. Customers can agree that it feels great on their arm. It isn't going to rub or chafe along your skin, causing uncomfortable irritation.

The band sits securely on your arm and will not continuously slip down. It can be annoying when you have to keep pulling it up throughout your workout. Thankfully, you won't have to experience that with this band.

You can put your mind at ease, increasing your overall experience. You might feel a bit nervous putting your expensive cell phone on a mount that snaps on, but it is secure. Customers have stated that they are incredibly comfortable putting their phone in this mount and have had no issues with it falling out.

Bottom Line

If you are an active person and want to bring your phone along on your adventures but hate throwing it in your pocket, the LifeProof LifeAvtive armband might be the perfect option for you. It will sit on your arm snuggly and securely, allowing you to keep your phone at arms reach while you're out and about.

The band is comfortable and lightweight, making it an excellent option for your workouts. It has outstanding construction, allowing for a decent amount of stretchiness to achieve the ultimate fit. No need to continuously pull the band up while you're busy, it will stay put and not slide down. The soft materials will not rub uncomfortable, causing skin irritation.

The versatility is amazing. It's compatible with most phones, although it works best with LifeProof cases. You put the adaptor on the back of your phone, and you're good to go. It will also fit arm sizes between 8.5 and 19 inches so it can reach most consumers.

It has a higher price tag, but the durability and versatility make it a good investment. Consumers love the band.