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The band is a replacement for another fitbit band that failed after a few months (working on a warranty replacement), so, hopefully this won't (potential buyers may wish to factor that into their purchasing decisions).
I was a bit hesitant as to whether it was worth ordering one of these straps, but part of the reason I chose the Fitbit Alta HR over other trackers is I thought it looked like a nice watch, and not a bulky tracker. The tracker itself is reasonably priced (IMO) but £40 for the strap seemed like a bit of a stretch. Never the less I gave in and ordered one, to wear for work.
The strap is very comfortable, more so than the standard strap (for me). I was also surprised how easy it was to change the straps; if you're planning on swapping straps often (for different outfits or exercise / dress etc) it's very doable, in a couple of seconds with no tools.
Unfortunately the leather used on the strap looks very plasticy and cheap. The first comment I got on the strap was that 'they thought it was brown plastic' rather than leather. Furthermore, it seems like a buckle matching the metal of the fitbit would have been more appropriate than the brown anodise fitbit have chosen, which again makes the buckle look a bit like plastic. Hopefully it'll look better with age, but I wouldn't hold my breath, as most of the reviews for the brown strap for the Charge commented on how quickly it tarnished. I'd say the best example I could give of the finish is that the leather looks more like the stuff you'd find on a leather jacket than the leather of a watch strap, belt, or wallet.
All in all, whilst £40 is expensive, if the strap looked good quality I would be very happy. Unfortunately, it looks very cheap, with my girlfriend commenting she just preferred the bog standard black strap. Had I not taken it straight out of the box and worn it for a day I'd have returned it.
If you're thinking of buying one, I'd buy one of the aftermarket straps that are available in matt leather for £7-12. At least those look like leather and it's not much money to waste.
Fits perfectly in very small hands and it is a lot more secure than the previously seen version of this band from Fitbit. The only issue that I can see happening (even though it still hasn't happened) is unsticking around the watch module, which is what happened to my previous one after not even a year worth of wear. For this price, it might be a big negative. It is very comfortable to sleep in and easy to put on and take off.
I bought this to replace the original push close style strap that came with my Alta. I really liked the black buckle style but after 10 months the clip on one half of the strap has developed a fault that means it detaches from the Fitbit module without depressing the clip. I've had to go back to my original strap as I am afraid of losing the Fitbit if the strap was to come unattached without my noticing. Not impressed given the price.
Bought to replace the silicon strap supplied with my new Alta fitbit. Previous fitbit caused irritation to my skin, so when I replaced the unit I replaced the strap. No more problems. I might be sensitive to the silicon material. Strap is well made and fitted perfectly.
I originally got the rose gold alta hr, I wanted to keep the pretty pink straps clean. So opting for black was perfect option and just as great quality straps as originals. I got the small i guess for some the straps would seem smaller than what they'd expect. If you have an average woman size wrist then its a nice fit because you dont have the massive strap hanging over that could get caught. 12-17cm wrist would fit the small strap fine.
Useless... Original strap broke some time during the night because I woke up to it off my wrist and pieces of plastic in the bed. I bought another one and the same thing happened. The latest one I bought also just broke last night too. These obviously have poor production quality for this to keep happening. It's a shame because the fitbit itself is useful, it's just that even the OFFICIAL straps are garbage.
Despite being official Fitbit replacement straps the fit was not very good. After only a few weeks of wearing a gap opening up between the strap and the Fitbit and eventually the connector broke. Have subsequently switched to a cheaper but in my opinion better fitting third party strap.