The world of Fitbit watch bands and straps is an exciting one. Finding a new trend or experimenting with different colors and materials is always entertaining. But as you might expect, there are many options out there – so how do you know which Fitbit watch band or strap will be the best for you? We’ve put together 6 tips that can help!
TIPS FOR PICKING A NEW FITBIT ALTA BAND
- Right size
- Measure the width
- Right model
- Right length
- Right tools.
- Check hardware and other materials.
1. GET THE RIGHT SIZE:
Make sure you buy a strap that fits your watch lugs, also known as the watch’s attachment points. To measure for a strap, take a loose measurement of your wrist circumference by wrapping it around with a flexible tape measure at the point where you’ll wear the watch (usually about the middle of your wrist). It’s important to measure accurately, so take the measurement twice. If you’re in between sizes, go for the smaller one for a more snug fit.
2. MEASURE THE WIDTH:
The width of the strap between the watch lugs is often called the lug width. The lug width is measured in millimetres and it should match the distance between your watch lugs exactly. If you can’t measure your lug width, choose a strap size that’s close to it and take a measurement after you receive the strap.
3. GET THE RIGHT MODEL:
Once you have your lug width, you’re ready to determine the strap model that will best fit your watch. Follow the steps below
i) Determine whether you need a standard strap or an extra-long strap. Some watches come with non-standard lugs, so make sure the band you buy has the right size strap for your watch.
ii) Determine whether you need a fixed-band or an expanding band designed to slip behind the watch’s case.
iii) Choose between leather, rubber and metal bands like Fitbit Alta bands. Get the best fit by choosing a model that closely mimics your watch’s original band: compare measurements and choose the one that corresponds most closely. (If your watch had an expandable metal band, don’t get a leather strap with loops that will slip over the lugs; likewise, avoid getting a metal strap if your watch came on rubber or leather.) However, you can learn more from this article.
4. GET THE RIGHT LENGTH:
The end of the Fitbit Alta hr bands should be long enough to slip through the buckle and reach your wrist. While it’s OK to get a watch band that’s slightly longer than you need (to allow for movement) if you get one that’s too short, it will be uncomfortable and won’t fit right; in fact, the strap might even fall off by itself.
5. GET THE RIGHT TOOLS:
You will need a few simple tools to make the job easier and help you get the best possible fit. Here’s what you’ll need to buy (or borrow):
- A metal ruler with millimeter markings;
- Two pairs of pliers;
- A sharp knife;
- Double-sided waxed-linen thread.
6. CHECK THE HARDWARE AND MATERIALS:
The band should have sturdy, fine hardware—including a buckle with rounded edges and your choice of silver or gold finish. The strap itself should be taut but not stiff or rigid; it should feel somewhat soft to the touch, neither too thick nor too thin, with an overall weight that is similar to the watch itself. If you buy a leather strap, it’s important to make sure the inside lining is soft and feels comfortable against your skin. Overall, the materials should match what came on the original band, including stitching.
Read on to learn about the importance of fit, quality, and style when choosing a new watchband or strap. Invest in high-quality materials to ensure that your purchase will last for years. Don’t forget to think about how it’ll look with various clothing and occasions. We can help you choose which type of wristwatch is best for your needs as well as what kind of replacement bands are available today. Contact us today if you have any questions about our selection process or want some guidance through the process!