The key to a comfortable smartwatch experience is its watch band. A band which itches and tingles, especially when you are out on your morning run, won't necessarily give you the best experience. It'll distract and divert your attention from the task at hand, and holds for the Samsung Galaxy Active 2.
The band is a bit on the thicker side, which leads to sweat accumulations, and its closed design doesn't help the case. And that's when sport bands come into the picture.
These sports bands are constructed with a two things in mind — sweat and comfort. So, if you are looking for a more comfortable experience, have a look at these sports bands for the Samsung Galaxy Active 2.
For this list, we picked bands that met the following criteria:
The band must be comfortable.
It must have enough ventilation for the sweat to try.
The material should be breathable.
It needs to dry off quickly.
A sturdy hook.
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Now that we have established the facts, Let's begin.
With around 68% positive rating, the Sycreek silicone band is the first product on our list. It's heavily perforated to let the sweat escape, and it helps the situation. Also, it's easier to install. You have to slide the tiny pin and insert it into the lug. Similar to Apple Watch bands, it has a pin-and-tuck mechanism, thus making it easy to wear or to take them off.
Plus, the dual-color tone gives the band a great look. However, like the stock band of the Galaxy Active 2 band, here also the second band slips under the first one. On the upside, the soft silicone is easier to clean. You need to wipe it off with a clean cloth.
It's durable enough to withstand minor scratches. And when it comes to the comfort level, many good things have been said about it in the review section of Amazon.
The only issue is that the clasp rusts in the long run. They are available in plenty of colors, like pink and purple. However, if you want to switch the bands too often, you can get the combo pack.
Another lightweight alternative is the one by Finitie. The band consists of breathable nylon that's both soft and flexible. And it doesn't allow sweat to accumulate between the skin and the band. Plus, you'll love the clasp, which is similar in design to traditional watches. This design ensures that your smartwatch doesn't fall off even during strenuous workouts.
This band looks great, and its length is adjustable, thanks to the 10-hole design. It is available in Olive and Black.
If you like the Sycreek band, you will love the MoKo Silicone band. These bands are made from soft silicone and is considerably thinner than their original counterparts. The slim design makes them more flexible and allows more air inflow, making them perfect to be used while running. Also, the MoKo bands come with an 18-month warranty.
The crux of this band is that the metal parts are stainless steel, which makes them rust-free. Plus, the band is comfortable to wear, something which has been highlighted by many users.
The Moko Silicone bands are available in a pack of three in varying color combinations.
If you never liked the original band because of its wide form factor, you can have a look at the Yutior Sport Bands. These silicone bands are considerably narrower than their original counterparts, thus giving the watch a streamlined and compact look.
Again, the material is lightweight and smooth and claims to prevent skin irritation. Most of the user reviews on Amazon praise the softness of the material.
The Yutior Sport Bands don't come with the typical pin and clasp mechanism. Instead, there's a clasp at the end. Though it holds the watch quite securely, it's not that secure as the traditional watch approach adopted by the above bands.
Are you looking for a well-ventilated band? If yes, your search ends with the Baaletc Soft Silicone Band. These flexible bands have plenty of perforations for the moisture to escape, thus making them breathable and comfortable. Furthermore, they have the traditional watch-like clasp approach, with two loops to hold the extra length of the band.
Other than that, these bands are durable and easy to clean. They are available in multiple colors.
Last but not least, we have Barton watch bands. These are a tad more expensive. However, it makes up for it with its excellent quality and premium finish. The silicone bands are breathable and come with a textured top. The buckle is made of stainless steel to prevent it from rusting.
And similar to the Baaletc band, it also features a couple of loops to hold the extra length. Since the bands don't slide under, you get a comfortable feel.
The quality of Barton bands has been acknowledged by many, whether it's the bands for the popular Apple Watch or the Fossil Sport, and it's the same for the Galaxy Active 2 as well.
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Make Your Runs Comfortable
These were some of the top sports bands for the Samsung Galaxy Active 2. Do check the band compatibility (42mm or 40mm) before you click on the buy button. So, which one will you choose?
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