I purchased this so that I could strap my phone to the headset to follow an online map and maybe listen to some music. My mobile is an Samsung S5 mini and the headphone jack is located on the top right, the strap has pre-cut holes for headphones be they're only found on the top left and bottom of the strap so I'm unable to use my headphones. I've now snipped a small hole in the strap to accomadate my phone, fingers crossed it'll be OK.
It's a good strap and holds well, can also be used to strap to your arm which is a nice surprise!
This looked like a winner in the shop. I wanted a basic but secure phone holder for my stem, that wouldn't ruin the lines of my bike, and fit an 'average' sized phone. Plus it's affordable, easily comes on and off, and doubles as an armband holder - great!
To attach to the bike you have to wrap the strap around the back of the stem and then along the bottom - this stops movement in both directions. The strap could be longer though, and on my stem the velcro end of the strap only just secures to the case (luckily there is a middle velcro bit too so most of the strain is taken by this part - sounds weird but when you use it you'll see what I mean).
I can't vouch for whether it stays done up as I never got that far - because the case has to be done up tightly to stop it from moving, the sides of the case push on the side power button of my phone - meaning the phone goes into a state of constant turn off/on. It's basically unusable. I have tried with two Android phones (a Nexus 5 and a Moto G) and it's the same on both.
If your phone has the power button on the top, or maybe a hard case to 'shelter' the power button, then this case might work for you. Check thoroughly first and if possible try in-store. I am going to persevere with mine, and may fashion a crude back panel to stop the case pushing on the phone.
Lightweight, simple, flexible
Presses side buttons of phone, not secure enough
Thank you for your feeeback. Your findings will be forwarded on to the product designer.
Indeed this is a cheap but effective way of attaching a smartphone to your bike. Many holders such as this which cover the whole phone tend to be a bit awkward when attempting to use the side buttons. It may be better to keep your screen active when cycling if you need frequent access and over short distances should have little impact on battery life.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
Pretty handy and useful holder, the touchscreen film works perfectly. Fits well onto the arm and really practical to use. Only downside is that it's a bit fiddly to get the phone into/out of the holder.
Ease and practical to use
Not easy to insert/remove phone
Nice holder which is comfortable around the arm and secure when attaching it to your bike. Bit awkward to use the side buttons on the phone, but that is true of all holders like this that I have had!
comfortable fit, responsive cover for touchscreen
hard to use side buttons
Overall this is great. I use it for tracking my runs and fits comfortably on my arm with the adjustable band.
Feels very secure - It doesn't feel like it will fall out at any point.
Also, I can still use the screen perfectly through the plastic so no problems there.
The only downside for me is in trying to use the side buttons on my phone - the cover makes it tricky to feel them. However this is not a huge problem as once the volume is set then I'm unlikely to change it. It may also work differently for other phone models.
Fits my Motorola Moto very well
Slightly difficult to use side buttons
Need to set running app and then put on arm not other way around. Ok if just want to carry phone or to use for music.
Keeps phone dry
Find it difficult to accurately press screen on ph
My bad I haven't read it carefully- and finally happens what my iPhone was oversized for this nice pouch
Good for bicycle riding
Can be used for both cycling and running
dual purpose - cycling and running
a bit on heavier side
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. I would like to know if you face any problems / disliked the product. Any reason for why the product was rated 1star?
Deepak Babu E-sport manager DECATHLON
I bought this for my 5" smartphone which is 2 mm taller than S4 and it was tough to insert it into the case. Even the S4 I borrowed from my friend to test took a while to slide in. Touch works well from outside and the finish is good. I got misled by the main image of the product and assumed it is black/grey. But I got a white piece. If no one else at home is going to use it, I will be returning it. But it is a quality product for the price.
Practical, Good build, Feels good
Absolutely tight fit for S4