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I've had a Charge 2 with several metal/magnetic bands for years. Absolutely loved them! Just bought a Charge 3 and had to buy new bands as it's slightly wider that the charge 2. The original company that I bought my bands from don't make one for the charge 3 :(. So I tried Fitlink, here's what I found. Firstly, they used the band from the charge 2 and put it into the wider connectors of the charge 3. Therefore the band moves back and forth in the connector. Next, the quality of the band isn't close. It's not as thick/dense as my old ones. The edges, that I've seen people complain about on some bands, aren't finished as well and therefore catch on clothing. The black connectors which are the only part they actually changed came scratched! Hence the reason I have a strong suspicion that the black color will come off of that and the band. I've only had it for a few days but based on everything else it's an educated guess. Lastly, the packaging looked like I had won a toy harmonica at the state fair. No directions, warrenty info, contact info, not a single, even small, piece of paper in it. I will now buy one from their competitor on Amazon to see if the band is at least the width of the connector and hopefully higher quality.
The band is too small to fit over wrist without pulling the band off one end of the tracker. This makes it very inconvenient to use as I was hoping to slip it over my wrist and adjust. Doesn't work that way and won't work that way unless you have very small hands. Also the magnetic end of the band tends to stick the band together when its off so getting it ready to put on requires some pulling and tugging. Finally I just didn't like the way the band held the tracker, a bit too flimsy. I have gone back to the stock tracker band and it is working fine. This one didn't work out as planned for me. Quality seemed fine, the functionality didn't meet my requirements.
The photo shows a weave type of pattern to the band but the one we received is just mesh which is not as attractive looking as the weave. It's ok looking but not what the picture depicts. Plus it has a magnetic closure not a clasp as referenced in the description. Nowhere in the description does it say it has a magnetic closure. Many of the bands available do but this one did not and referred to a clasp so we thought it was a regular clasp. Looking for a band without a magnet for someone who has a pacemaker. This will be returned.
Likes: The fact that it is a metal band means it won't break like my previous bands did. It also gives the appearance of an actual watch.
Cons: It closes with a magnetic latch. This means if it brushes up against anything metal it pulls from a slight magnetic pull. Which is annoying when I'm working. It also means it doesn't stay in place and it can loosen easily. Not enough to fall off though.
This was partially my fault, I wanted something that wouldn't break and I missed it's type of closure.
Agh, finally! I love the magnetic bands and this one is very well made. I have small wrists and the standard rubber bands are too bulky for me. I love the slim, simple look of these! I work in the restaurant industry so I’m constantly washing my hands. I’ve gone through a couple different versions of these bands from different brands and the magnet always seems to lose its grip so I gave it some time before writing a review and I’m very happy with my purchase! Durable and secure, you won’t be disappointed.
I LOVE THIS BAND!! Fits well, breathable, stays on, and clips solidly with the Fitbit Charge 3. But a small side effect. Wearing this on your right hand can automatically put your Dell computer in sleep mode. It triggers the Closed Lid sensor which causes it to sleep. It's kinda crazy, but I'm flexible to change. I just easily switched my Fitbit to my left hand while working. ;) But I will buy again!
Beautiful Band! Well constructed and easy to clean. I am a big boned girl, 5'9, and wear a size 7 ring. I recommend purchasing a size large band if you have big hands. The small fits perfectly but was difficult fitting over my large hands. Highly recommend the magnetic fitness band. Easy to attach to watch and comes in a variety of colors!
Only 2nd day, but so far I LOVE it! Very comfortable, easy to install & the magnetic clasp is super strong. Very impressed with the quality. Will update after some use. About a month worth of wear & I'm still pleased with this! It’s holding up well & I’m pretty rough on things. No complaints!! Well worth the money!!