The new Fitbit Sense smartwatch brings a load of features to the table. From measuring your blood oxygen levels to getting your ECG, this little gadget on your wrist makes many things possible. In this iteration, Fitbit has also worked on the strap mechanism, which is a huge plus. Gone are the toggles on the strap. Instead, the new Fitbit watches like the Sense and the Versa 3 have quick-release buttons which makes it easy to switch the replacement bands.
So if you are looking to replace the stock band on your Fitbit Sense or the Fitbit Versa 3 (both have the same mechanism), here are our recommendations for the best replacement bands out there. From cool leather bands to chic sports bands, we have covered them all.
So, without further ado, let’s get started. But first,
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1. Joyozy Thin Leather Bands
If you are looking to add a feminine touch to your smartwatch, the Joyozy Thin Leather Bands are the ones you should definitely check out. These bands are made from leather, thereby making them the perfect accessory for formal evenings and dinners. At the same time, the thin form factor means that there’s less chance for sweat and moisture to be trapped during the summer. As you may already know, leather bands are not the ideal solution if you are an active person since some faux leather bands tend to stain easily.
It comes with the standard watch-like buckle, which makes it easy and fast to secure.
It’s comfortable, and as noted above, the thin band allows airflow, which, in turn, prevents sweat. Thanks to the band’s elegance and the comfort it brings to the table, it has been praised by many users. The connection point are well made and prevents the watch from falling.
And there are tons of colors to choose from.
2. Daika Metal Bands
Do you fancy a metal wrist strap for your Fitbit Sense or the Versa 3? After all, the stock silicon band doesn’t sit too well with formal occasions like weddings and get-togethers. If you are on the lookout for a metal band, say Hi to the Daika Metal Bands. The crux of this band is the butterfly clutch. All you need to do is release the pin and lift the flap to remove the band. As simple as that. This metal band gives a unique to the watch and makes it more secure.
Similar to conventional watches, this band also has a good weight. It snaps easily to the watch, and several people have echoed this.
Though metal bands look great, they have a slight issue when it comes to tracking. If you might have noticed, metal bands do not have a tight fit like silicon bands. This causes the watch to move around when you sleep (or when you run) and throw off the trackers, especially when the sleep tracker.
So yeah, while this band might look stylish, the best bet would be to wear it occasionally.
3. Wonmille Adjustable Elastic Band
The Wonmille Adjustable Elastic Band is a simple bad and ideal pick for you if you like to stay active. It’s made of breathable nylon material, making it comfortable to wear even when you are sweating. More importantly, the pop of color on the band will make your watch stand out from the rest.
The best part is that this replacement band for the Fitbit Sense is extremely flexible. Not only does this hug your wrist when you wear this, but it also gives you a comfortable feeling without feeling too tight.
The colors are trendy without appearing too gaudy, and there are quite a few options to choose from, including a cool scrunchy one.
4. Hapaw Nylon Bands
Nylon bands prove to be a great option for smartwatches if you are particularly active and the one from Hapaw is no different. This band’s crux is that it doesn’t have metal parts like buckles or loops, and hence fewer chances of rust or skin allergies. Instead, the ends have velcro strips, which help the bands to stick together. Secondly, it’s easy to take the watch on/off. Slide the watch to your wrist like a bracelet and pull one end of the band to tighten. Simple, see.
The good thing about this Hapaw band is that the velcro’s quality is top-notch and it stays put. At the same time, it lends a comfortable feel, making it convenient to wear the watch for long durations.
More importantly, it fits, and the connection points snap into place without any issues. However, check the strap’s length and your wrist’s size before you press the Buy button.
5. Ezco 4-Pack Sport Bands
Do you often want to switch between different colored bands? If yes, you can’t go wrong with the Ezco 4-pack band. One of the first things that you will notice about these silicon bands is the infinity loop. Like the stock bands, the second band tucks inside the loop and the peg, making them more secure. So even if you were to do strenuous exercises or intensive workouts, you do not have to worry about your smartwatch falling off or loosening on its own.
Plus, the ends stick to the Fitbit Sense securely. And well, there have been no complaints of the bands falling off, even if these are super affordable.
The colors are great, and so is the fit. It’s light and slim, which makes it comfortable to wear the watch for long periods. And if that was not enough, these bands are easier to clean compared to nylon bands. Here, you have to clean or wipe off the sweat with a soft cloth, and that’s about it.
Like most bands, Ezco also ships bands in two sizes — Small and Large. So yeah, do make sure to measure the circumference of your wrist before making the purchase.
6. Qibox Sport Bands
The Qibox Sport Bands makes for a good pick if you want a super affordable band. It comes in a pack of two and costs less than $5. Like its counterpart above, it’s also an infinity band with the loop and peg feature. Besides that, it’s soft and flexible, thereby making it easy on your wrist.
Though the infinity loop seems to work in its favor, it’s worth noting that the Qibox bands for the Fitbit Sense are not the most durable bands out there.
On the upside, they make the cut if you are looking for something cheap and short-term. Plus, they are available in a range of attractive colors and hues, and the low price means you can opt for two packs and switch between the many colors as per your preferences.
7. Fitbit Sense & Versa 3 Sport Bands
Last but not least, we have the in-house sports bands for the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3. One of the first things that catch the eye is the many perforations on this band. These perforations make it easy for sweat to be evaporated and give your watch a funky look. Interestingly, it doesn’t have the infinity band approach. Instead, this one has the standard watch buckle and a loop to tuck the band’s extra length.
Quite naturally, it costs a lot more than its counterparts above. However, if you are willing to pay and not stray out from the Fitbit ecosystem, this one is a great pick, mostly for those who love sports.
They are available in many colors, and the dual-tone finish gives it a quirky look. I am already smitten by the Melon and Rose variant.
Wear Them Right
When it comes to replacement bands, it’s not as simple as just locking them in position and forgetting about them. Sweat, salt, lint, and dirt can build up on the insides and may corrode the band’s surface and watch. Or, worse, it may cause rashes on your skin. In cases like this, you can set a reminder on your smartphone or watch to clean the band from time to time, and you will be sorted.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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