The new Fitbit Versa 2 makes for a compelling smartwatch for it looks quite elegant, thanks to its flat square dial. It was the square dial with tapered edges that enticed me when I got my hands on it. But, the default band or strap does little to no justice to this smartwatch, especially when it comes to everyday wear. It’s stiff and can be quite uncomfortable to wear for longer durations. Thankfully, like most Versa smartwatches, you can swap it out for a stylish and comfortable leather band.
Leather bands add to the class and elegance to any watch, be it the good old analog watch or the new-age smartwatches, and the Fitbit Versa 2 is no exception. These bands help make the shift from a casual setting to a formal setting in an instant.
So, if you are looking for the leather bands for your new Fitbit Versa 2, we have a collection of the best replacement straps available.
Without further delay, let’s get going, shall we?
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1. Bayite Bands
The Bayite Leather Band is the one for you if you like thinner and slimmer bands. Apart from lending a feminine look slim bands are also much comfortable to wear. However, these straps are suitable for people with wrists that have a circumference between 5.3 to 7.8-inches. It comes with a standard stainless watch-buckle and similar to most premium leather bands, you will find double stitching on the edges, which adds to the looks of the watch.
The thin band means less space for sweat and water to be trapped, which ultimately leads to more comfort. And if you wear your watch every minute like I do, you must know that this is an important factor.
Apart from that, there are many prints to choose from. You can either go for the standard dark colors or go for a more lively floral print.
The Bayite leather straps are affordable and have amassed a good number of reviews owing to the comfort and durability.
2. Ezco Leather Bands
Ezco opts for a classic look with its leather bands for the Versa 2. Apart from a slim ribbon at the edges, there’s no special ornamentation, making it perfect for formal gatherings or office wear. The leather is slightly textured, and the play of dark and light gives it an aged look. Some might even call it a vintage look.
For a strap that is just priced at around $11, the details are pretty much spot on. All the perforations are evenly spaced, and the black buckle boosts the overall looks. It’s suitable for people with wrists that have a width between 5.5 to 7.8-inches.
However, it’s not waterproof, even though the Versa 2 is. Dipping it in water or splashes of water on it may cause discoloration spots.
You can choose from some seven odd color variations, and the Coffee Brown one looks chic.
3. Kades for Fitbit Versa 2
Want to keep things simple and stylish? If yes, it’s time you got introduced to the Kades Leather Replacement Bands. These are simple bands with no ornamentations such as double stitches, prints, or textures. And yes, it lends a classy look to your Fitbit Versa 2. It packs a standard watch buckle and is suitable for people having wrists measuring between 5.3 to 7.6-inches in circumference.
The company claims that the underside consists of hypoallergenic leather, which means fewer rashes and irritations. More importantly, it doesn’t cause sweat to build on the inside.
Like its counterpart above, the Kades Leather band is popular among its user base, and people have praised its color, comfort, and easy installation process.
4. Fitbit Versa Perforated Horween Leather Band
The in-house leather band from Fitbit brings the best of both worlds. The band has enough perforations to allow maximum sweat to escape and the Horween leather adds a premium look to the overall setup. As you may have guessed, the perforations make the watch more comfortable to wear for long periods. Quite naturally, at $49.95, it costs a lot more than the third-party variants. But rest assured for it comes with a one year (limited) warranty.
There are two sizes to select from, and the smaller one fits on the wrists measuring between 5.5 to 7.1-inches. It’s available in two shades — Moss Suede and Charcoal.
And the genuine Horween leather will last you longer compared to some of the third-party variants, as long as you take proper care of it.
5. Vancle Leather Band
The Vancle Leather Bands carries forward leather watches’ timeless looks by embracing a lightly textured look and double stitches on the edges. The ends are slightly tapered, giving it an overall slim look. At the same time, they are soft and flexible.
It fits wrists with a circumference between 5.5 to 7.9-inches, and there are more than a dozen color options to pick from.
One of the highlights of this band is the even spacing of the perforations and the stitches, which adds to the looks of the watch.
6. Maledan Slim Leather Bands
The Maledan Slim Leather Bands are the ones for you if you do not want to stick to the regular plain leather straps. These straps are targeted towards women and the pretty floral prints add their charm. These are premium leather bands and will last you a long time. And the slim band translates into less sweat and a comfortable wear.
There are two sizes to choose from, and we would recommend measuring the circumference of your wrist before ordering one. After all, you wouldn’t want a long tail of strap hanging around, right?
The buckle is made from stainless steel, and so far, there have been no complaints of rusting if we go by the reviews on Amazon. Speaking of reviews, this leather band for the Fitbit Versa 2 is quite popular.
Other than the floral prints, Maledan has quite a good collection of plain belts in different hues.
Stay Fit and Stylish
While leather bands help accentuate a watch’s looks by several folds, it’s worth noting that they are not one of the most comfortable bands to wear while you are sweating out in the gym or out running on the trail. In such cases, it’s best to invest in a nylon strap or a sports strap. They may not be the best looking ones in the herd, but they are comfortable to wear and at the same time, prevent rashes and irritations.
If you are looking for a durable silicone strap, try out the ones by XIMU. They have enough perforations to let sweat escape, and the silicone of the band is breathable and waterproof. Or, you can check out the nylon bands by Welltin. They are available in a wide array of colors and are comfortable to wear.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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