The best Fitbit bands for all models: A buyer's guide (2023)

The best Fitbit bands for all models: A buyer's guide (1)

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There’s a good reason that Fitbit has been at the top of the wearables game for years now — the company has an option for just about everyone. Whether you own the fitness tracking Charge 5 or the FitbitSensesmartwatch, you’re bound to find a great fit. With so many people wearing Fitbit devices, the easiest way to make your watch stand out is with a replacement band. Here are the best Fitbit bands to help you elevate your device.

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What to look for

Before you dive in, consider the questions below. These will help you narrow your search and find the right band for your needs.

  • Is the brand trustworthy?If you’ve never heard of a brand before, be sure to check out the reviews. Reviews can help you separate a reliable pick from a sketchy listing.
  • What is the band made of? Materials are essential to the comfort and durability of your band as well as how easy it will be to clean. For example, leather might look great but it may not hold up well to workouts and sweat.
  • How will you use it? You probably won’t want the same watchband for a workout as you would for a night on the town. Consider the differences between materials and styles and what your band will be used for most.
  • What colors can you choose from? It’s always nice to have a watch band that matches your other accessories. Many third-party options allow you to explore patterns and new colors.
  • What size do you need? Not all wrists are created equal, so make sure you get an option that fits. Adjustable options are the easiest, or you can measure carefully for a well-fitting loop.

A note about buying third-party accessories

Be especially careful with relatively unknown brands because some products may not fit as well or last as long. Before you buy a Fitbit band from a brand you’re not familiar with, be sure to check for the following:

  • Look through submitted reviews on sites like Amazon. What are people saying? Do these quick reviews look legitimate? They may be paid or sponsored submissions if they are vague and poorly written.
  • Look for oddities. For example, if the product reviews aren’t actually for the product! This happens a lot with third-party accessories from obscure brands. A 5-star protein powder review is not what you want to see when trying to buy a premium leather watchband.
  • Familiarize yourself with the return policy of the product. While a lot of products have return periods, some might only have a replacement window, in which case a refund won’t be possible.
  • We’re here to help! Android Authority has plenty of guides to help you navigate the complex world of wearables. Check out all of our guides, including best band lists and other accessory round-ups.

The best Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 bands

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Where better to start than the Versa 3 and the Fitbit Sense? Both models share interchangeable bands. Each includes a standard silicone band in the box, but there are plenty of other options to try out too.

For truly sweaty workouts, perforated bands provide breathability. After the gym, a metal band blends your device in with a business casual outfit. After all, these premium Fitbit models are packed with smartwatch features making them much more than just fitness trackers. We’ve added a link to our overall Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense guide below, but here are just a few of our favorite picks.

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Recent rumors and speculation suggest that Fitbit is working on a new smartwatch for one or both of these lineups. Find out everything we know and what we hope to see in our Sense 2and Versa 4 guides.

Maledan sport band

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The Versa 3 and the Fitbit Sense already come with flexible silicone bands on board, but Maledan takes it one step further. These ultra-affordable sport bands cost just $11 for a pack of four, and are perfect for the weight room. A series of holes running the length of the band add breathability and a touch of style.

Shangpule metal band

Shangpule’s metal band is for when you need to leave the gym behind. It’s one of the classier-looking bands you can get for Fitbit’s smartwatches, and it won’t hurt your wallet. You can add and remove links throughout this $11 bracelet, making it easy to nail down the perfect fit. Plus, you have the choice of four metallic hues.

More options: The best Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense bands

The best Fitbit Charge 5 bands

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Charge 5

The Fitbit Charge 5 is the newest member of the ever-popular Charge family. The body itself is slightly rounder than that of its predecessor, which means you’ll need a whole new set of bands to upgrade from your Charge 4.

The new vibrant display is also twice as bright as the previous model, so you should have no problem checking your steps and calories even on a sunny day. This also makes the Charge 5 more user-friendly than ever, so you’ll want a band that’s just as reliable.

TopPerfekt sport band

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The Fitbit Charge 5 is a fitness tool first and foremost. This silicone sport band from TopPerfekt is light, flexible, and waterproof so you can get in reps without any stress. It’s the perfect material for everything from running to swimming and its perforated design makes sure you don’t trap sweat. Plus, it’s affordable at just $10 and comes in ten different colors. If you’re someone who likes switching things up often, you can even buy a cost-saving multi-pack.

Fitbit hook & loop band

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A solid option right from the source, this Fitbit band ditches the classic buckle closure for a flexible hook and loop option. There’s no more need to worry about your wrist falling between sizes. This option is especially comfortable for all-day use or for wearing to bed if sleep tracking is a priority. Fitbit currently offers a Coastal Blue option or a Charcoal design with a heathered pattern.

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The best Fitbit Charge 4 bands

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The ever-reliable Fitbit Charge 4 may be making its way into retirement, but it’s not too late to change up your look. After all, the watch will probably last for quite a while longer with its multi-day battery and more than 20 workout modes.

As a slightly older device we’d recommend the Charge 4 as a solidbudget tracker from the company’s stable.Plus, with the benefit of age on its side,Fitbit’s Charge 4 has heaps of available band choices for you to sift through. Here are just a few top picks.

Shangpule metal band

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This metal band for the Fitbit Charge 4 fits like a classic watch band — add links to make it longer or take them out to fit smaller wrists. It’s sized to accommodate everything from the standard Charge 3 and 4 to the Charge 3 SE and Charge 4 SE, too. All of Shangpule’s designs are crafted from stainless steel. Choose from an impressive eight different finishes for just $15.

Fitbit Horween leather band

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The Horween leather partnership didn’t start with the Charge 5. You can get one of these premium leather bands for your Fitbit Charge 4 and even the Charge 3. With a minimalist construction and soft Horween leather, these bands come in black or Midnight Blue finishes. However, they’re pricey, and don’t forget that Charge 4 bands will not work with a Charge 5. Make sure you plan to keep your watch for a while before you fork over your money.

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The best Fitbit Luxe bands

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As the name suggests, the Fitbit Luxe is all about a sleek, stylish approach. It’s one of the smallest and lightest models in the entire family. It even comes in a premium gorjana special edition.The Luxe is designed as more of a fashion accessory than a tracking powerhouse, so it’s best suited for a day at the office or a night out.

As such, with this device, you can tap into quite a few luxurious options. However, we’ve included a classic silicone pick for the days you need to get a workout in as well.

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Maledan silicone band

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The Fitbit Luxe may be designed for high style, but that doesn’t mean it can’t carry a pop of color. Maledan is back on our list with more flexible silicone Fitbit bands, this time in a six-pack. The silicone sport bands come in two sizes and can fit wrists from 5.5 to 8.9 inches around. You can even choose from three different batches of vibrant colors.

Fitbit stainless steel mesh band

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Style meets comfort in this flexible metallic option from Fitbit. The stainless steel mesh is supple enough to wear all day but upscale enough to bring your Luxe into the office. Plus, unlike some stiffer bands with link construction, it won’t pull or pinch your skin. The band also seals with a magnetic clasp so you can adjust it to any size you might want. Intended as jewelry, it’s a bit pricey but the upscale look is very effective.

The best Fitbit Inspire 2 bands

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The Fitbit Inspire 2 may not be the most exciting option on the table, but that’s where bands come in. Take this basic black body and add a splash of color or class with silicone and leather options. It’s the most affordable Fitbit for adults, making it a smart way to dip a toe into the fitness tracking game.

We pulled up two great options for this device. The first, a unique clip, gives your Fitbit Inspire 2 more of a classic pedometer feel. The second is a classy leather option for dressing up your device.

Fitbit clip

Alright, so our first Fitbit Inspire 2 band isn’t a watch band. Instead, it brings the device back to more of a traditional pedometer design. The clip makes it easy to attach your tracker to a waistband when you’re off for a run. It’s also nice for daily use if you just don’t have much pocket space. It only comes in black, but that helps make the whole setup even stealthier.

Elobeth leather band

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The Inspire 2 is a slender device, so it only makes sense that Inspire 2 bands are slim as well. This leather option from Elobeth comes in either brown or black and is designed for wrists up to 8.1-inches around. It sports a traditional buckle-style enclosure with stainless steel fittings at either end. You can also attach the Elobeth leather band to the original Inspire and Inspire HR. For just $12 it’s an easy way to give your device a bit of style.

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The best Fitbit Ace 3 bands

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Who says that fitness trackers are only fun for adults? There are plenty of Fitbit options for kids, even little ones. Lots of families love to compare step counts, and the Fitbit Ace 3 is an excellent way to encourage kids to get in on the fun. After all, it’s better to get some time outside than to spend another hour in front of an iPad.

The Ace 3 offers plenty of silicone bands that are bright and easy to clean, and there is even a special Minions version if you can’t get enough of those little yellow guys.

Fitbit Minions band

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Parents might be sick of them, but kids still seem to love the Minions. So much so that Fitbit launched a pair of bands for the kid-friendly Ace 3 themed after the tiny yellow characters. You can grab either Mischief Black or Despicable Blue versions of this silicone band, complete with buckles in a very familiar shade of yellow. The Ace 3 pops in and out of the band’s main compartment, making cleanup more manageable than ever.

RuenTech silicone band

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RuenTech’s bands follow a similar thread in that they’re easy to change out and keep clean. Just rinse the silicone construction with soap and water. If five choices aren’t enough, you can always go for the 10-pack, which comes with all-new color combinations. The RuenTech bands fit wrists as small as 4.5-inches up to 7.1 inches.

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FAQs

Do Fitbit straps fit all models? ›

Yes, Fitbit Watch bands are interchangeable. However, it depends on the model of your smartwatch. For example, you can use old Fitbit Versa bands with Versa 2 but they will not work on Versa 3. Among the Fitbit bands that you can use with Versa 2 are the bands of the original Versa, and Versa Lite.

What is the best Fitbit for a senior citizen? ›

Fitbit Inspire 2 is a great device for seniors. It's user-friendly and features 24/7 heart rate monitoring and up to 10 days of battery life.

Which Fitbit model do I have? ›

1. Open the Fitbit app (Android/iOS) and tap on the profile icon at the top left corner. 2. Here, you should find the device connected to your account with its model name.

Are all Fitbit straps the same? ›

Fitbit makes the Charge trackers with two band size options: small and large. The electronics are the same between the two size choices, and only the bands differ in circumference.

Is there a new Fitbit coming out in 2022? ›

Fitbit Versa 4, which is heavily rumored to arrive in September 2022, will be the top-end fitness tracker in Fitbit's Versa line of smartwatches.

What is the most popular Fitbit model? ›

Our top recommendation for most users is the Fitbit Versa 3. Those requiring a band rather than a watch should head straight to Fitbit Charge 4. These are the best Fitbits for more serious exercise since they have GPS built-in, better heart-rate tracking, and a focus on 'active minutes' instead of steps taken.

Which Fitbit is most comfortable? ›

Fitbit Charge 5

If you're looking for a fitness tracker that offers the best available features for collecting health data, while also being comfortable, easy to use (no buttons) and easy to read outside in the sunshine -- all at a reasonable price -- Fitbit's Charge 5 wins.

How many years does a Fitbit last? ›

On average, a Fitbit will last somewhere between one and two years if it is kept in excellent shape. But with normal use, they last about 16-18 months. The quality of the Fitbit's hardware, water resistance, frequency of cleaning, battery health, reset frequency, and which Fitbit model you buy.

What is the difference between a Fitbit watch and a Fitbit tracker? ›

What's the difference between a smartwatch or a fitness tracker? A fitness tracker is designed to keep track of your health and exercise. A smartwatch keeps track of your fitness too, but it also keeps you connected by delivering notifications and updates on your wrist.

Will Medicare pay for a Fitbit? ›

Indeed, Park said Fitbit is a named covered fitness benefit in 42 Medicare Advantage plans across 27 U.S. states while it is working with insurance firms like UnitedHealth.

Which Fitbit has fall detection? ›

Fitbit Smart Watch™ (Ionic & Versa)

The watch has an accelerometer AND a 3D Gyroscope Detecting Falls and sending Alerts to Caregivers and up to 10 Emergency Contact without having to press any buttons at all.

What is the simplest fitness tracker for seniors? ›

Activity Trackers, Smartwatches and Medical Alert Devices for Seniors
  • Garmin Vivosmart 3. Subtle, stylish and smart, this fitness tracker does it all. ...
  • Fitbit Charge 3. ...
  • Samsung Gear S3. ...
  • Apple Watch 4. ...
  • Reemo Health Smartwatch. ...
  • Freedom Guardian. ...
  • MobileHelp Smart.

How many types of Fitbits are there? ›

If you're on the hunt for a Fitbit, you've come to the right place. We break down all the different Fitbit types on the market—so you choose the right one for you, and kickstart your journey to hitting your health and fitness goals.

Can you replace a battery in a Fitbit? ›

Can You Replace Battery in a Fitbit? Yes, you can replace the battery in your Fitbit.

Is there a recall on Fitbit? ›

Fitbit is recalling about 1.7 million Ionic smartwatches worldwide because the lithium-ion battery in the device can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 115 devices have malfunctioned in the U.S. with 59 more failures internationally.

How do you size a Fitbit band? ›

Find a piece of string, wrap it around your wrist about two fingers below your wrist bone. Once you've done that, measure how long the piece of string is. Once you have that information, you're ready to match your wrist size with a Fitbit band size.

Does Fitbit Versa and Versa 2 use the same bands? ›

Even though the size of the watch face and casing is slightly longer and larger in the Versa 2, all of the models share the same pin sizes and attachment mechanisms. This means that yes, you can use your bands from the old Fitbit Versa with your new Versa 2 and vice-versa (insert groan here 🙄).

Does Fitbit Charge 3 and 4 use the same bands? ›

Simple answer: Yes, you can use your Fitbit Charge 3 band on your Charge 4!

What's the newest Fitbit model? ›

Fitbit product comparison chart
Fitbit Versa 3Fitbit Luxe
Price (MSRP)$229.95$149.95
Stylewatchactivity tracker
Battery lifeup to 10 daysup to 5 days
App integrationyesyes
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What is the latest Fitbit version? ›

Share All sharing options for: Fitbit's newest fitness tracker, the Charge 5, is now available. Fitbit's newest fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 5, is now available for purchase. The $179.95 tracker offers a number of improvements over the Charge 4, including a slimmer design and a bright color screen.

Is Garmin better than Fitbit? ›

In terms of general wellness, we think Fitbit has the edge here thanks to the simplicity of the data and the way resting heart rate is presented – although you won't be missing out on any data if you choose Garmin. The Fitbit Sense and Charge 5 now have an ECG sensor to offer medical-grade style readings.

What is better than Fitbit? ›

These extras are nice, but you primarily wear a Fitbit alternative to keep track of your health.
  • Garmin Vivosmart 4. BEST OVERALL. ...
  • Amazon Halo View. BEST NEW FITNESS TRACKER. ...
  • ENGERWALL Fitness Tracker. BEST ENTRY-LEVEL PICK. ...
  • Apple Watch Series 7. BEST SMARTWATCH. ...
  • Spade & Co. Health Smartwatch 2. ...
  • Whoop Strap.
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Are Fitbits worth the money? ›

Most of the devices can tell you exactly how far you ran, how high your heart rate goes during a workout, and how active you've been during a day. If you don't care about any of those specific fitness tracker details and are happy with just getting some exercise in, a Fitbit might be a waste for you.

Does Fitbit track blood pressure? ›

THE LARGER TREND

The device automatically measures blood pressure over the course of hours, days and weeks. It does not have to interrupt the user's day or sleep time to take a measurement.

How do I choose a fitness band? ›

How to Choose a Fitness Tracker
  1. Find an activity tracking device that fits your lifestyle. Consider your workout style. ...
  2. Consider your style of workout. ...
  3. Think about function vs. ...
  4. Look at charging options. ...
  5. Use it with your current devices. ...
  6. Make sure the tracker is high quality.

Which is the best smart band to buy? ›

Here are the List of Best Smart Bands in India (11th August 2022)
Smart BandsPrice in India
Realme Band 2₹ 2,199
Honor Band 4 Smart Band₹ 2,700
Honor Band 3 Smart Band₹ 1,986
Mi Smart Band 6₹ 2,899
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Which is more accurate Fitbit or Apple Watch? ›

New Study finds the Apple Watch more accurate than Fitbit when it comes to measuring aquatic exercise. Many studies have been done over the years to establish the accuracy of smartwatches when it comes to measuring heart rate and step count.

How do I know what size my Fitbit band is? ›

  1. STILL UNSURE? Contact us at contact.fitbit.com.
  2. WRISTBAND SIZING TOOL. ↑
  3. BAND SIZES. Small 5.5”- 6.5” Large 6.5”- 7.9”
  4. L. ™
  5. INSTRUCTIONS. Pick the size the arrow is pointing to, and you're done! If you are on the line between sizes, we recommend picking the larger size.

Does Fitbit Charge 3 and 4 use the same bands? ›

Simple answer: Yes, you can use your Fitbit Charge 3 band on your Charge 4!

Do Fitbit Versa 2 and 3 use the same bands? ›

Best answer: No. The previous Fitbit Versa bands will not work on the Versa 3. The latest model introduces the new infinity bands, which are interchangeable with a quick-release system. These are not the same bands used on the Versa 2, Versa, or Versa Lite.

Does Fitbit Charge 2 and 4 use the same bands? ›

No it will not.

Should I get the small or large fitbit band? ›

If you are on the line between sizes, we recommend picking the larger size.

Do I need a small or large fitbit band? ›

The small fits 5.5" to 6.7" and the large fits 6.7" to 8.1" circumference wrists.

How do I measure my wrist size? ›

First, download an app on your smartphone, like the Measure app for iPhone or the Ruler app for Android. Then, take the string, shoelace, or paper from steps 1 or 2, mark your wrist size with a pen, and use the app to get an accurate measurement.

Is the Fitbit Charge 3 outdated? ›

Fitbit Charge 3 has been discontinued. See all Fitbit Smart Watches / Fitness Trackers.

How can I tell if I have a Fitbit Charge 3 or 4? ›

The Fitbit Charge 3 has a case made from aluminum, whereas the Charge 4's is made from plastic resin. The Charge 3's case measures 35.8 x 22.7 x 11.8mm and weighs 29g, while the Charge 4's is 28.8 x 42.7 x 12.5mm and weighs 30g (likely due to the added GPS receiver).

What's the difference between Charge 3 and 4? ›

The Charge 3 features a 6,000 mAh battery that can run for up to 20 hours on a single charge. The Charge 4, meanwhile, features a bigger capacity battery of 7,500 mAh, but it also can only run for about 20 hours per charge.

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