One thing that I can say for sure about Boston is that you almost never know what the weather will be like from one day to the next. So a few weeks ago, when I got offered a chance to review the H2O Audio Amphibx Fit, I asked the fine people there to send one ASAP, as we were expecting heavy rains and some additional heavy snows. Being that this is a waterproof armband, I thought those conditions would be ideal for testing the Amphibx Fit.
Unfortunately, the weather chose not to cooperate, and it hasn’t rained or snowed once, in any real quantity since I got the Amphibx Fit. It actually rained one day while I was at work but it was over before I could get the armband on. So, I went with the next best option:
|Has anyone seen my facial scrub?|
I filled the sink, put my Google Nexus One in the Fit, closed the case, plugged in the headphones and dropped it in the sink. One hour later, I returned to discover that not only does the Fit float pretty well, it also kept my Nexus One completely dry. While I’m a big sweaty guy, the amount I sweated during workouts did present as big an issue as an hour in the sink could have.
|That’s one meaty arm|
The Amphibx Fit lives up to the second part of it’s name as it actually fits me as a larger guy. Finding iPod or Android phone arm bands that fit a larger guy like me hasn’t exactly been easy, but the Fit does it. It’s been comfortable for a couple runs, though I do occasionally feel the plastic from the hinge attached to the device insertion point digging into my arm. A smaller person not stretching the elastic band to it’s max definitely wont have that problem, which I tested by wearing it on my forearm.
|Inserting a device into the Amphibx Fit|
PS. For some additional fun, take a look at the video below on an Amphibx Fit being tested in someones washing machine.