How to Change the Fitbit Charge 2 Band

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How to change your Fitbit Charge 2 band
How to change your Fitbit Charge 2 band

I have the Fitbit Charge 2 and in August 2017, my stock Fitbit charge 2 band began separating. On my first Fitbit charge, the watchbands came as part of the watch, so I figured Fitbit would need to send me a replacement watch. Since my watch was still under warranty, I called customer service. They told me they would send me a replacement band.

What? A replacement band! I didn’t even know it was a thing.

damaged fitbit charge 2 band
My damaged Fitbit charge 2 band

I do love my Fitbit. It tracks my sleep. I can see a dramatic drop in my resting heart rate over time indicating improving fitness and heart health. It vibrates, reminding me to move my lazy butt. My Fitbit allows me to see how many steps I’ve taken and whether or not I am meeting my daily fitness goals.  However, dancing is one of my favorite fitness activities. When we go out dancing, I like to dress up. Fitbit’s drab band selection doesn’t look great with most of my dressier clothing. So their interchangeable bands are right up my alley.

But, I love the interchangeable bands the most. Fitbit offers their own bands, but I find them sort of plain-jane. Not to mention, I got sticker shock at their from their stock bands at $30 apiece, so I hit began researching options!  Since I wear my Fitbit almost non-stop, I like it to look more like a fashion accessory and less like a utilitarian health device.

Interchangeable Fitbit Charge 2 Band Replacements Changed how I wear my Fitbit

David is a veteran, so we are American Legion members. He is a Legionnaire, and I am an Auxiliary member. Since our post has a non-smoking dance floor, that’s one of our favorite dancing haunts. I was even able to find a band with an American flag for when we go there. I have also seen dressy metal watch style bands and multi-packs with several different fun prints.

This is my favorite American Legion outfit. I now wear my American Flag Fitbit Charge 2 band with it instead of the black one.

My Red, White, and Blue Patriotic outfit - with the black Fitbit band
My Red, White, and Blue Patriotic outfit – with the black Fitbit band

Before our latest Disney vacation, I bought this multipack so I could match all my outfits I packed for the road. Unbelievably, the entire pack of four was just $12.99 when I bought them. Considering Fitbit brand bands cost almost $30 for one for a plain, boring band, this is a steal! For the Legion and American patriot holiday wear, I got this American Flag Fitbit accessory band.

I put together this video demonstrating the simple process to switch out the Fitbit bands. I know some people aren’t even aware changing the bands on the Fitbit Charge 2 is possible. I have also heard some people complain that it’s difficult. However, it is just a matter of pushing a button – check it out.

How to change your Fitbit Charge 2 band with a fun, patterned band, leather Fitbit accessory band, or even a dressy gold fitbit band.
How to change your Fitbit Charge 2 band with a fun, patterned band, leather Fitbit accessory band, or even a dressy gold fitbit band.
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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It’s just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I’m loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

57 Comments

  • Alexa Brooks

    November 1, 2017 - 11:11 pm

    Great idea! I kept breaking my band and finally had to get a new one. What a pain!

  • nawal

    November 1, 2017 - 1:01 pm

    These actually look very useful, and they have cute options too that’s awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Diana Tidswell

    November 1, 2017 - 5:21 am

    That’s really amazing! I haven’t hear it before but it looks awesome! I’ll have to check it out.

  • Preet@thevelvetlife

    October 31, 2017 - 10:58 pm

    I have heard some nice things about fitbits but never tried it. I need to check this out as I am feeling I need more organization and tracking in my life.

  • adkinsdomain

    October 31, 2017 - 4:53 pm

    I never knew there were this many band for the fitbit. I also don’t have one though. I have thought about getting one but they are expensive and they seem like a lot to keep track of.

    • Alicia Taylor

      October 31, 2017 - 5:00 pm

      It’s easy to keep up with. I haven’t lost mine yet – and it keeps track of everything for you – so it’s super easy.

  • MakeItWithMissy

    October 28, 2017 - 2:09 pm

    Wow, who knew there were so many different bands for the Fit Bit 2?! I’ll have to show my teen.

  • Fashionable Librarian

    October 28, 2017 - 12:27 pm

    Well why not? If you can change your exercise clothes, you should be able to change the band on the fitbit to match your clothes. Great idea!

  • Bobbi

    October 27, 2017 - 8:14 pm

    I don’t have one of these but a few friends just got them. I need to show this to them!

  • Anne Yedlin

    October 27, 2017 - 7:59 pm

    I like that you can change the colors and designs to fit your personality of the day. This is a great post because I had no idea how to change mine haha I know embarrassing. It was so simple

  • Hey Sharonoox

    October 27, 2017 - 6:33 pm

    I really like the difference color and design of the bands. I don’t have a fitbit but glad you’re able to change it to band.. It looks really nice!

  • Garf

    October 27, 2017 - 10:12 am

    I have yet to get a fitbit. And I like the idea of changing its band on a regular basis.

  • homemadeforelle

    October 27, 2017 - 12:12 am

    It’s been a while since I’ve worn my fitbit, but now I want to find it and bring it back out. How fun – thanks for the info!!

  • TheMrsTee

    October 26, 2017 - 10:24 pm

    I don’t have a fit bit but I love that you can switch out the bands so easily to match your outfit or even your mood. So Fun!

  • Becky Willis

    October 26, 2017 - 9:43 pm

    I have never owned a fitbit but I love that you can change out the band. I didn’t realize there were so many choices. Yours looks very nice on you.

  • Kelly Hutchinson (@KickingWKelly)

    October 26, 2017 - 8:12 pm

    I was just talking to a lady at he grocery store about this Fit Bit. She had the floral band and it was so cute!

  • Venus Fitness-Shannon

    October 26, 2017 - 11:00 am

    I had no idea you could have so many patterns for it. I have one but its plain black no fancy colors or patterns.

  • gingermommy

    October 26, 2017 - 9:02 am

    I love that you can change the bands! These are really adorable bands, they provide so much more personality and style.

  • Terri Steffes

    October 26, 2017 - 6:54 am

    How did you know??? Thank you, the tutorial was super helpful. Now, if I just had hands that weren’t so clumsy.

  • Tara Pittman (@momknowsbest15)

    October 25, 2017 - 9:56 pm

    These bands are so cute. They give the fidbit some style

  • jenny at dapperhouse (@dapperhouse)

    October 25, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    You look great!! I had no idea the band was separate either. It makes me want to DIY some bands.

    • Alicia Taylor

      October 26, 2017 - 10:55 am

      Not all the bands do come off. I know that the Charge 2 does (the Charge 1 does not) and the Blaze does. These are the watches my hubby and I have.

  • 1StopMom

    October 25, 2017 - 5:13 pm

    It is great that there are interchangeable bands for the fitbit charge. There are a lot options and you found some great deals.

  • jmanandmillerbug

    October 25, 2017 - 4:16 pm

    Anything I can make mine pop the way I wanted to happy I am. I love to be creative in what I wear in this would match perfectly with my personality.

  • Mimi Green

    October 25, 2017 - 10:35 am

    I’m new to the FitBit family. I love the band options from colors to prints. That makes it a bit more fun and coordinates with my outfit.

  • Cyn Gagen

    October 24, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    That is really great to know for Fitbit users. I had no idea you could change the band on them and it would really come in handy.

  • ashley

    October 24, 2017 - 10:44 am

    how awesome is this?! I always wanted a fitbit but hated how they looked! this might change my mind on that.

  • Kathy

    October 24, 2017 - 10:07 am

    I love that you can change the bands with these. I have a Fitbit as well, but not this one. I may need to look in to a new one like this soon.

    • Alicia Taylor

      October 24, 2017 - 4:51 pm

      You can’t change the band on all of them, unfortunately. I know you can on the Charge 2 and the Blaze. That’s the two my hubby and I have.

  • Rebecca B

    October 24, 2017 - 8:45 am

    i want a fitbit so bad. I have decided to add it to my Christmas list in hopes of getting one.

  • Melissa Dixon

    October 24, 2017 - 8:41 am

    Great info for those fitbit wearers. It can be really hard to figure out how to work them, this is great!

  • Melanie Poulos Walsh

    October 24, 2017 - 7:55 am

    My dad wants to start training again so he can win the 80 and up category for races. He loves his Fitbit for tracking and keeping him accountable. Need to show him this do he can swap it out as desired.

    • Alicia Taylor

      October 26, 2017 - 10:57 am

      Awesome for your dad! That’s great that he’s staying active. I’m in my 40’s and feel my body wanting to slow down. I’m fighting it every step of the way, though.

  • marysa

    October 24, 2017 - 6:54 am

    I have a FitBit obsession – glad you discovered that you could change the band! There are so many cute options out there. Nice to have replacements and fashion statements 🙂

  • Lois Alter Mark

    October 24, 2017 - 12:16 am

    I had no idea there were interchangeable bands! This is such a great idea and makes it so much easier to always wear the Fitbit no matter what occasion you’re dressing for.

    • Alicia Taylor

      October 26, 2017 - 10:58 am

      Yep. Hated wearing my dressy dress with a sports band. Now, I can put on a classy looking band.

  • momtrusts

    October 23, 2017 - 9:32 pm

    Thank you for the easy tutorial! I love all the patterns and bright colors, so pretty!

  • Claudia Krusch

    October 23, 2017 - 9:16 pm

    I would love to change my Fitbit band. Thanks for the great tutorial. I will have to get some new bands to change things up.

  • Tonya

    October 23, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    I never really knew you could change these! That’s good to know because I received mine as a gift and I don’t really like the color of the band.

    • Alicia Taylor

      October 24, 2017 - 4:52 pm

      Yeah – I don’t like their basic bands much, myself.

  • Alecia

    October 23, 2017 - 7:45 pm

    I have the 1st charge, I even had mine replaced when I broke the clasp! It must have been a common enough problem that they decided to make the less expensive part easy to replace on the upgraded version

  • Sue Reddel

    October 23, 2017 - 7:35 pm

    I didn’t know they had other bands. My wife has one. A new band would make a great stuffing stuffer. Thanks!

  • Liz Mays

    October 23, 2017 - 7:09 pm

    This is a nice guide! I’m glad it’s easy to change up the band designs whenever you want. It will be nice to have a couple of bands for different outfits.

  • reesann723

    October 23, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    I am hoping to get a FitBit for Christmas, so this is great to know! I didn’t know you could change them.

  • Jamie Reed

    October 23, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    That’s always looked a little tricky to me, thanks for sharing! This will come in handy one day!

  • Queens of Virtue

    October 23, 2017 - 6:28 pm

    I have to invest in a Fitbit. I’ve heard such great things. Thanks for sharing how to change the band 🙂

  • Nicole Aguilar

    October 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm

    Changing the bands out can definitely be tricky! I love all the different ones you have.

  • irishred13

    October 23, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    Those are some cute bands you found. My friends have these I’ll have to show them they can make them cute!

  • brandidcrawfordgmailcom

    October 23, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    I had a Fitbit for years and always struggled with replacing the band. These are really great deals, too.

  • Leah Kanaan

    October 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm

    This is great! I didn’t know you could do this. My son wants my old Fitbit Charge 2. I will have to do this for him!

    • Alicia Taylor

      October 23, 2017 - 3:41 pm

      They have lots that are appropriate for guys, too.

  • Danielle

    October 23, 2017 - 11:20 am

    That is so awesome! I love the idea of being able to replace my stock band with something that fits my style. Thank you so much!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    October 23, 2017 - 11:19 am

    This is so great! Fitbits are tough, but even their bands can wear out. I’d rather change a band out than buy an entirely new device!

    • Alicia Taylor

      October 23, 2017 - 1:04 pm

      I agree! The bands (at least the after market ones) are pretty inexpensive – especially compared to $150 Fitbit.

  • Alicia

    October 23, 2017 - 9:41 am

    I want to get a Fitbit and the Charge is what I am looking at. I walk to the park a lot with my kids so it’d be perfect. This is very helpful to know.

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