The Fitbit Charge 3 may be one of the best fitness trackers around - and a winner at the Wareable Tech Awards 2018 - but whether it's the most stylish can depend on your choice of accessories. Luckily, it's easy to customise the look of your Fitbit Charge 3 with a replacement band.
Best Fitbit Charge 3 Bands Quick Links:
- Overall pick: Fitlink stainless steel strap ($12.99)
- Sporty pick: Qibox sport band ($7.99)
- Fashion pick: Allbingo print band ($7.99)
- Premium pick: Aresh metal strap ($15.88)
The Fitbit Charge is able to morph easily between sporty and formal thanks to its customisation and quick release bands. This lets you go from gym to gala in a snap and completely reinvigorate the tracker's design.
But hunting down the very best Fitbit Charge 3 bands can leave you scratching your head.
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While Fitbit has its own set of official straps, you'll have to scour the likes of Amazon if you want to save a bit of cash and find a Charge 3 replacement band a bit more unique.
And for anyone who upgraded from a Charge 2, it's worth noting that the bands are not interchangeable, so a Charge 2 band won't fit the Charge 3 and vice versa.
To save you the hassle of searching around, we've done the leg work and rounded up the pick of the best Fitbit Charge 3 bands for you right here. There's everything from sporty numbers to eye-catching fashionable straps.
The most stylish Fitbit Charge 3 bands
Fitlink stainless steel strap
Buy now: Amazon | $12.99
It may not be as slick as the Apple Watch β the device that helped popularise the Milanese loop in the world of wearables β but this budget stainless steel option can smarten up your Charge 3 to levels you previously thought were unattainable - and for a lot less money.
"If only my fitness tracker could accommodate that sweet magnetic loop like a smartwatch," you once yearned. Well, yearn no longer, the pain is over β Milanese is here and ready to fit both small (5.5-inches - 8.5-inches) and large (6.5-inches - 9.5-inches) wrists. Even better? It's available in 10 different colours.
Hamile sport band
Buy now: Amazon | $5.99
A shameless imitation of Fitbit's own rubber band that comes in the box, Hamile gives you the option to pick up a second sporty band for next to nothing and in more colors. Perfect for if you want to mix up your bands when one needs a clean - or you just want to add a bit more colour - this band is available in a whopping 24 different options.
Like Fitbit's own, it's also available in both small (5.5-inch - 7.1-inch) and large (7.1-inch - 8.7-inch) sizes.
Qibox sport band
Buy now: Amazon | $6.99
If you thought the Milanese loop above was an Apple Watch imitation, get a load of this perforated strap β a dead ringer for the bands used on the Nike+ edition of the smartwatch.
And despite lacking originality, the good news here is that this is the ideal band for exercise. The holes reduce the risk of your wrist getting clammy, and the tucked fit of the band's underside means there's nothing hanging off your wrist to get in the way.
There's also a big range to choose from, 20 different colour combinations and sizes for small (5.7-inches - 7.5-inches) and large (7.1-inches - 8.3-inches) wrists.
Aresh metal strap
Buy now: Amazon | $15.88
Stainless steel metal bands always add a touch of class to a wearable, and that's certainly the case here with this Fitbit Charge 3 metal band. This budget-friendly metal strap practically reinvents the Charge 3 into a super-stylish fitness tracker you're more than happy to wear to a more formal event.
There is a range of color options including silver, black and rose gold to match the body of your Charge 3. As a bonus, you not only get the strap but also tools to add and remove the links, saving you a trip down the jewellers for resizing.
Allbingo print band
Buy now: Amazon | $7.99
If you already have a couple of go-to bands for sport or formal wear, why not add a dash of pattern to your wristwear? Coming in seven different styles, Allbingo gives you one of the few ways to style your Charge 3 outside the usual bands.
If you fancy something on the arty side, this style is available in both small (5.5-inches - 7.1-inches) and large (7.1-inches - 8.7-inches) sizes. This one is bound to stand out from the crowd.
Shangpule leather band
Buy now: Amazon | $10.99
From arty to stylish now, and this leather band from Shangpule provides a neat way for your wrist to be both comfortable and smart. There are no bells and whistles really here β this one features a standard pin and buckle design and comes in a range of different leather styles. Unlike other options on this list, though, be aware that it only comes in one size, fitting wrists between 5.1-inches - 7.7-inches.
Maledan woven fabric
Buy now: Amazon | $7.90
If you want the look of the Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition but don't fancy paying the extra dough, this band from Maledan is the answer to your wishes. Coming in six different woven fabric styles, this is ideal for those who want a more comfortable strap to wear around the clock.
It's probably not the best for exercise - especially if you're headed for the pool - and may not remain tight enough on the wrist to maintain completely accurate heart rate readings, but it will be by far the best to wear during sleep tracking.
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