With hand and finger pain even simple tasks can cause frustration. Fastening watch bands is a case in point. When I received a Fitbit Charge 3 I thought I would have to struggle with traditional watch band buckles. But not so! It turns out there are easy to fasten Fitbit bands available.
I found these lightweight Youkex Nylon Watch Bands on Amazon, which are easy to use with my Fitbit Charge 3.
Video: Easy to Fasten Fitbit Band
Hook and Loop Design is Secret to Easy Fastening
The secret is in the hook-and-loop design. Once you attach the band to the watch, there are no buckles to deal with. Just pull the end of the band as snug or loose as you like and press the end back onto itself.
According to Youkex, the band is compatible with Charge 4, Charge 4 Special Edition, and Charge 3 and 3 SE, and shows it fitting wrist sizes from 6.5 to 8.7 inches.
Measure your wrist and consider that it has to fit over the breadth of your hand as well. It has a little bit of stretch to it and easily fits over my hand and around my wrist. But it might be a little tight getting over a very large hand or a man’s hand.
Band Dries Fast and No Trapped Water
Wetness trapped under silicone or leather bands from sweat or water splashes feels uncomfortable to my aging, thinning skin. I’ve find these nylon bands do not trap water and they dry rather quickly.
I haven’t put them in the washing machine, but I have hand washed them and haven’t had any problems doing so.
More Easy Fasten Bands for Other Devices
These Fitbit-compatible bands work the same as my previous smart watch bands, so if you have a regular watch or a smart watch or a Fitbit, you have a good chance to find an easy-to-fasten band that’s works with your wrist-based timekeepers.
Although we like that we do not have to buy a special watch to get an easy-to-close wrist band, some of the senior watches available look awesome! We’d probably put one of these easy fasten bands on a senior watch, too.
I had several easy-to-fasten soft nylon bands for my previous smart watches, ones similar to these Morsey bands and Watdoc bands on Amazon.
Here are a few more easy-to-fasten bands for different devices:
- Fitbit Sense/ Fitbit Versa 3 https://amzn.to/3C4wY9B
- Apple Watch Sports Band https://amzn.to/3A0PxKd
- Samsung Galaxy Watch https://amzn.to/3icTbKU
Note: Depending on the device, some of these other nylon bands come with pins (like old-style watches). Attaching the bands with pins can require some fine finger coordination, so you might want help from the kids for the initial attachment step.
Both of my smart watches gave out before my nylon watch bands had a chance to fail. I hope these YOUKEX bands provide long lasting relief from watch band buckles as well.