Amazon is rife with third-party replacement bands for Fitbit, so many that most reviewers do not bother to touch the subject. Well, here is an honest review for just one of them: the AnsTOP Soft Silicone Fitbit Charge 2 replacement band.

I am going to take a slightly different approach and write this review based on the company’s promises.

 

AnsTop’s Promises:

  • Perfect fit for your Fitbit Charge 2 Band activity tracker and comfortable wearing experience. Different size for men and women.

 

  • Fashion design, both lightweight and durable. And a row of pressing die forming air holes, not only further reduce the weight, but also improve the permeability.Silica gel materials, environmental protection and non-toxic, feel more comfortable, perfect for sports wear.

 

  • High Quality Material-interchangeable accessory bands for Fitbit Charge 2 is made of flexible and durable Silica gel material with stainless steel buckle,which makes the band easy to install and remove.

 

  • Pratical Function – our classic replacement bands for Fitbit Charge 2 are sweat,rain, splash and water resistant, intended for high intensity workouts.

 

  • Size can be adjusted according to the circumstance of individual wrist, one size fits all.

 

Fitbit Charge 2 Replacement Band – Compatibility with the Fitbit Charge 2

Changing the original Fitbit Charge 2 band is harder than expected. I always get the feeling that I am going to break the watch in the process. AnsTop’s replacement band slightly relieves that feeling.

Strangely, I found that it was a better fit than the original strap. It is easy to attach and disconnect.

 

Fitbit Charge 2 Replacement Band – Design

Two things immediately grab your attention: the holes dotted across the band and the bright colour. The strap looks a little too luminous, and it might attract attention. I favour the minimalistic design of the original Fitbit band.

 

I found that the band made my Charge 2 much more noticeable. I had owned the Charge 2 for approximately four months, without much comment but that changed once I put on the AnsTop replacement band.

 

The solution to this is to buy the black and white version of the band.

 

Comfort

If comfort is what you are going for, then this is the perfect band for you. The silicon material is kinder to your wrist in the long term, though if you wear it too tight, it will leave a tan line.

 

The holes also give your wrist a little more breathing space as long as you do not wear the watch too tight.

 

Durability and Quality

Quality is where I believe the band disappoints. I love this band, and I have two but within a few days of wearing both the black starts to fade, and the secondary colour forms a border at the edges.

 

It is disappointing because this band is extremely comfortable, but it makes the watch look tacky.

 

It changes your slick looking fitness watch to an old looking digital watch Grandma bought as a 10th birthday present.

 

Size and Adjustability

The sheer number of holes in the band provides more options for wrist adjustment, and I believe that it beats Fitbit’s buckle style.

 

The only negative is that the excess of the band goes on the inside, and it can obstruct the heart rate sensor.

 

Fitbit Charge 2 Replacement Band – Conclusion

Positives

 

A great design that allows you to change your look

Extremely comfortable

Adjustable – more options for comfort

Easy to connect

 

Negatives

 

Black fades around the edges of the watch, and secondary colour becomes visible.

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