The armband does what it's supposed to do - it holds and iPod. The band is wide and doesnt' cut into my arm at all, but there is a absolutely no elasticity to the band. Get a good sweat going and it will start to slide down your arm. Crank the band down so it doesn't and you'll soon not have feeling in your fingers. I was a little disappointed in this armband, but hey... I only paid $**** for it.