The new Fitbit Versa 2 makes for a compelling smartwatch for it looks quite elegant, thanks to its flat square dial. It was the square dial with tapered edges that enticed me when I got my hands on it. But, the default band or strap does little to no justice to this smartwatch, especially when it comes to everyday wear. It’s stiff and can be quite uncomfortable to wear for longer durations. Thankfully, like most Versa smartwatches, you can swap it out for a stylish and comfortable leather band.
Leather bands add to the class and elegance to any watch, be it the good old analog watch or the new-age smartwatches, and the Fitbit Versa 2 is no exception. These bands help make the shift from a casual setting to a formal setting in an instant.
So, if you are looking for the leather bands for your new Fitbit Versa 2, we have a collection of the best replacement straps available.
1. BAYITE BANDS
The thin band means less space for sweat and water to be trapped, which ultimately leads to more comfort. And if you wear your watch every minute like I do, you must know that this is an important factor.
Apart from that, there are many prints to choose from. You can either go for the standard dark colors or go for a more lively floral print.
The Bayite leather straps cost less than $10 and have amassed a good number of reviews owing to the comfort and durability. “I love the slimness of my new band, it’s very comfortable and very pretty and was easy to install,” writes one user.
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2. EZCO LEATHER BANDS
For a strap that is just priced at around $11, the details are pretty much spot on. All the perforations are evenly spaced, and the black buckle boosts the overall looks. It’s suitable for people with wrists that have a width between 5.5 to 7.8-inches.
It’s quite popular on Amazon and has an overall rating of 4.3-stars out of 5, and Fakespot estimates that about 69 percent of those are reliable.
3. KADES FOR FITBIT VERSA 2
The company claims that the underside consists of hypoallergenic leather, which means fewer rashes and irritations. More importantly, it doesn’t cause sweat to build on the inside.
Like its counterpart above, the Kades Leather band is popular among its user base. It has a rating of 4.4-star out of 5 on Amazon, with propel praising its color, comfort, and easy installation process.
4. FITBIT VERSA PERFORATED HORWEEN LEATHER BAND
There are two sizes to select from, and the smaller one fits on the wrists measuring between 5.5 to 7.1-inches. It’s available in two shades — Moss Suede and Charcoal.
And the genuine Horween leather will last you longer compared to some of the third-party variants, as long as you take proper care of it.
5. VANCLE LEATHER BAND
It fits wrists with a circumference between 5.5 to 7.9-inches, and there are more than a dozen color options to pick from.
One of the highlights of this band is the even spacing of the perforations and the stitches, which adds to the looks of the watch.
6. MALEDAN SLIM LEATHER BANDS
There are two sizes to choose from, and we would recommend measuring the circumference of your wrist before ordering one. After all, you wouldn’t want a long tail of strap hanging around, right?
The buckle is made from stainless steel, and so far, there have been no complaints of rusting if we go by the reviews on Amazon. Speaking of reviews, this leather band for the Fitbit Versa 2 is quite popular and has attracted a user rating of 4.6-stars out of 5 on Amazon.
STAY FIT AND STYLISH
While leather bands help accentuate a watch’s looks by several folds, it’s worth noting that they are not one of the most comfortable bands to wear while you are sweating out in the gym or out running on the trail. In such cases, it’s best to invest in a nylon strap or a sports strap. They may not be the best looking ones in the herd, but they are comfortable to wear and at the same time, prevent rashes and irritations.
If you are looking for a durable silicone strap, try out the ones by XIMU. They have enough perforations to let sweat escape, and the silicone of the band is breathable and waterproof. Or, you can check out the nylon bands by Welltin. They are available in a wide array of colors and are comfortable to wear.