Although Fitbit also manufactures smartwatches, it gained its fame with its activity trackers. That being said, the Charge 5 is one of the best you can strap to your wrist. The colorful screen is nice and all, but the features and performance are worth the daily wear. So why not accessorize it for every situation?
Finding an extra band for the Charge 5 isn’t the hardest part; they are everywhere. Unfortunately, so is quality, which is why we’ve mixed it up and rounded up some of the best options available for you. So whether you’re a fan of leather or want a set to match every outfit in your wardrobe, we’ve got you covered.
It’s the band you wrap around your wrist when you want to give your Charge 5 a more professional look. That’s the beauty of Horween leather; it simply fits in no matter where you go. Sleek, comfortable, and believable, Fitbit puts these bands through the tanning process in Chicago before they end up on people’s wrists in the wild. You have the choice of a large or a small size, ensuring that almost anyone can rock the leather without feeling like it’s going to slip or cut off circulation. Black and plum are the official options Fitbit brings to you, both neutral enough not to clash with your wardrobe.
Fitbit Horween Leather Band
Silicone bands can be punished when you sweat on them. However, if you think durability and longevity will be an issue, get 12 at once. Granted, OMEE’s variety isn’t exactly the same as Fitbit’s own silicone bands, and that’s fine. Volume means you have backups in multiple ways. With 12 colors, you can pretty much match one with any workout outfit you’re going to wear. The softer silicone should be comfortable wet or dry and not slip too much, giving you consistent placement for features like the heart rate monitor and more.
Metal wristbands just make any activity tracker look totally different no matter what wrist you put it on. The Tobfit Metal Band is not a radical change; it goes with a handsome aesthetic made up of stainless steel in a Milanese mesh style that attaches via magnets for a smooth, clean look. If you’re not down for curls or clips, this is one way to avoid both. The magnets also allow for much wider variation in how this band fits; you can place it anywhere along the band to hold it still. Mesh bands tend to get a little slippery when sweat or water gets in them, but you can still see that for yourself.
If your wrists need air, you can always use bands filled with punched holes to increase the airflow they might get. It doesn’t even have to be for rigorous workouts; maybe you just want to feel a little more exposed at all times. Maleban Breathable Bandages are available in 3-packs and different color combinations to give you options to suit your tastes. This is a one-size-fits-all proposition, suitable for wrists between 5.1 and 8.7 inches, making these bands ideal for both small and large wrists.
With a slimmer fit and profile for women’s wrists, the lightweight Osber Slim shaves things up to 0.55 inches wide, including a shorter stretch as they fit wrists between 5, 5 and 7.1 inches. They use a dual band housing system, so you snap over one of the holes and then slide the band under the slot to keep everything aligned. The 10-pack gives you plenty of color choices, depending on your mood or taste, so you can literally wear them anywhere.
Wristbands made from fabrics have their own charm and can easily fit in when you want a casual look at home, at work or on vacation. The Runostrich is available in a 5-pack and in several color combinations for some variety. They’re made from nylon, but with an elastic design that allows them to stretch and fit wrists ranging from 5.9 to 10.2 inches. A loop buckle keeps everything in place, adding to the comfort of the flush, and while you can practice with these, they may not last as long if you do.
Nylon is a popular option for companies that make fabric bands, and the Wearlizer takes the same approach. In this case, the style takes a decidedly floral and artistic turn. These bands are definitely “louder” in appearance, but they don’t have any unusual elements for their fit. The band will definitely stretch, so once you’ve found the right fit (between 5.1 and 8.3 inches), just slip it on and you’re good to go.
If leather is your thing and you like old fashioned stitching, Mtozon bands will give you both. These bracelets offer a classic look and come in a variety of colors that you don’t always see among other leather bracelets or bracelets. It’s a slightly narrower range of fit between 5.5 and 8.0 inches, although the lightweight feel should add extra comfort when wearing the Charge 5 for long periods of time.
Metal link bracelets are always classic, helping to make any watch or tracker look prettier. While it’s certainly not the most luxurious metal link band for the Charge 5, the value you get from this one made by TenCloud is just as easy on the eyes. It’s stainless steel, so you can count on some durability to go with that; Additionally, you can adjust the size using the extra pins to make the band smaller or larger.
TenCloud Metal Watch Link Band
For a touch of elegance on a woman’s wrist, the Charge 5 looks completely different when you attach this strap to it. The stainless steel is coated with a satin finish and artificial rhinestone diamonds. Shame these aren’t the real deal, but on the bright side, they look good, and the band should turn on or off without issue. You’ll want to note the 12 month warranty for this one, just in case it loses its shine before then.
E ECSEM Bracelet for girls in bling diamond and stainless steel
Just a wrist strap
There’s no shortage of bands for the Fitbit Charge 5, and since you already have the company’s silicone one in the box, it might be nice to grab something a little different. The Horween leather strap stands out as a nice addition. It’s sleek without being too flashy and comfortable to wear. It can be casual or even a little dressy when attached to the tracker on your wrist.
If leather isn’t your thing, the Tobfit Metal Band can take your style a step further with a classic stainless steel mesh design that might even turn a few heads. Unassuming yet smooth at the same time, it’s easy on the eyes, even if it does get a little slippery along your wrist. If you want class, this could be a band you put on for any special occasion.
When you need something for everyday life, especially when it’s time to exercise and sweat, call in the backup with OMEE Soft Silicone Bands. You can get 12 in a single set, so if one doesn’t last or doesn’t feel as good after a while, just swap it out for one of the others.