Best Running Cases for iPhone XS iMore 2020
If you plan on taking your iPhone XS with you on a jog, then you'll want either a heavy duty case or an armband, like the Running Buddy XL. A heavy-duty case, like the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Style will protect it from bumps in your pocket and drops if the worst should happen. An armband gets it out of your pocket altogether and up on your bicep for quick access. Whichever you prefer, these options should suit you well.
- No belt required: Running Buddy XL
- Comfy armband: Tune Belt running armband
- Trusted brand: OtterBox Defender
- Minimal armband: Supcase running armband
- Rotating armband: VUP running armband
- Military-grade protection: Zizo Bolt
- All-around protection: i-Blason Armorbox
- Removes distraction: Revere Sport sleeve
- Stylish protection: Supcase Unicorn Beetle Style
- Minimally universal: Bone Collection sports armband
This magnetic pouch clips onto your waistband comfortably and stays in place while you run with little or no bounce. There's room for your iPhone XS, keys, or any credit cards or ID you might need.
If you like a traditional armband but want one with a little more comfort, Tune Belt's has a little extra padding. It's even big enough to fit your iPhone XS in larger cases like OtterBox and LifeProof.
An old standby, the OtterBox Defender is a heavy duty case with a belt clip, so you can attach it to your shorts or workout pants and you're off for your jog. It's even better if you already wear a running belt, and it'll protect your iPhone XS from drops and scratches.
If you'd like an armband without the bulk, then this is your pick. It's just a simple, narrow band, with a silicone bumper case that holds your iPhone XS. It also has reflective patches for running in the dark.
If you like to manually change songs or check out a running app while you're in motion, this armband should do the trick. It lets you rotate your iPhone 180 degrees, so you can use it the right way. The stretchy ends let you easily secure your iPhone, maintaining full access.
This rugged case is military drop tested and features a fold-out kickstand on the back, so you can watch videos hands-free when you're finished your jog. It also comes with a belt clip, so you don't have to jog with it in your pocket.
This rugged case looks awesome, has a kickstand, and has dual-layer protection against drops and scratches. The included belt clip slides over your iPhone XS screen to fully protect it while you run. It also features a built-in tempered glass screen protector.
If you get distracted seeing your iPhone's screen through traditional armbands, then Revere Sport's is perfect, since it folds over and covers your iPhone. It protects your phone while you run and is made of comfortable, flexible Lycra. Comes in four sizes.
Supcase produces excellent heavy-duty cases and this one lets you admire the beauty of your iPhone XS, while still protecting it outright with a hard plastic back and cushiony TPU edges. There are seven edge colors to choose from at a great price.
If you don't like a big thick armband and would rather your phone be easily accessible, this is the band for you. Tight rubber bands hold your iPhone firmly in place, and the thinner armband comfortably straps onto your arm with no extra bulk or frivolous pockets.
With respect to running cases, it's hard to do any better than the Running Buddy XL, which is at simple as it gets for a hip pouch to hold onto your phone while you jog. But if you don't want a pouch or armband, then the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Style is my favorite.
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