THE SITUATION: Nighttime visibility is a concern for any runner after dark, especially as the days begin to grow shorter.
AN ANSWER: Griffin Technology’s LightRunner armband can hold smartphones and other devices up to 4.7 inches and is equipped with LED-illuminated piping to ensure you’re seen. The light engages with a push button and can be programmed as a constant, fast flash or slow-flash pattern.
THE DETAILS: The band itself is comfortable for long jogs, with a neoprene band that flexes to securely fit most arm sizes. Its holder, which is made from a combination of gTex cloth and rubber, provides impact resistance that keeps devices safe.
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Unlike many armbands that don’t work well with touchscreens, the Lightrunner’s window is sensitive enough to enable fingerprint scanners.
Compatible with iPhone models 4, 4S, 5c, 5s and 6; Motorola Droid Mini, Motorola Moto X 1st and 2nd generations; and HTC one.
AVAILABILITY: To purchase or find a list of retailers, go to griffintechnology.com.
Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, Tribune News Service