Are you worried about changing your Fitbit Versa, 2, 3, Lite, Sense, Surge, Blaze, and Ionic band? Truth be told, the instructions on their website make it look easy. But is it?
There has been a number of complaints about how complicated the device is when it comes to replacing its bands. Therefore, this article will give you a written and video guideline so you can replace your own Fitbit without additional tools and help.
Just follow my simple, step-by-step instruction, and you will be fine. So, summon your Fitbit, and let’s get started!
How to Change the Fitbit Versa Band?
It’s hard to control our temptation when a new band design shows up. You just have to get the new band, right?
Now, it’s made easy. I’ll show you how you can change your Fitbit Versa band and attach a new one instead.
You’ll find a small metal pin on the band’s body in the inner layer. Then, with your finger, push it towards the center of the watch. It’s a small pin, so using your nails will make things easier.
Pull out the other end of the pin the same way as step 1. This way, you can remove the old band completely.
Strangely, there is a lot of pin pushing involved in changing Fitbit bands. To attach the new band, you need to push down the quick-release pin as well.
When you do so, the lever that is on the furthest end will stick out. Then, slide the pin of the new band in.
The next step is to attach the nearest end of the band to the Versa. Make sure to hold down the pin, and attach it up to place. The ‘click’ sound will confirm that the process is complete!
To repeat the process for the other end of the band, follow steps 3 and 4.
Watch this video to understand it better.
How to Change the Fitbit Versa 2 and Lite Band?
Luckily, Fitbit bands are interchangeable, regardless of the model. In the same way as Fitbit Versa, go to the back of Versa 2 to remove the band.
Locate the quick-release lever (of any side you wish to work on first) located at the back of the device. Press the lever inward and at the same time pull the band away from the watch.
Do the same with the other side.
Have the new bands ready. Tilt the band at a 45-degree angle, and slither the pin into the watch slot. Make sure this pin is sliding into place opposite the quick-release lever. Finally, clasp the band to the watch.
Moving onto the other side, slide it to the slow while pressing the quick-release lever inward. When you have managed to insert the pin into both ends, it’s time to let go of the quick-release lever.
For a video demonstration, check this out.
How to Change the Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense Band?
Changing the bands of Fitbit Versa, Versa 2 and Lite are pretty much the same. But Versa 3 and Sense are a little different. Follow the steps carefully to get this done.
Free the latch on the back of the device by sliding the flat button towards the direction of the band. The band should come off easily.
Place and press the new band where the old one was. You will hear a snap ensuring that the new band has safely attached itself to the watch.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to remove the old band and attach a new one on the other side of the watch.
Here is a video demonstration.
How to Change the Fitbit Ionic Band?
Fitbit Ionic bands have the same latches at the back of the device as Versa 3 and Sense.
To begin, squeeze the flat metal button on the back of the band to free the latch. Then, slowly pull the band away from the watch. It’s quite easy.
Do the same to free the band on the other side of the watch. If it acts stubborn, rattle the band gently until it comes off.
Lastly, press the new band onto the side of the watch until you hear a snap. Repeat the same for the other side, and you’re good to go!
Yes, of course, the video demo is right here.
How to Change the Fitbit Blaze Band?
Now it’s Fitbit Blaze’s turn!
Lay the device with its back facing you. Either use your nail or finger to press the switch that connects the band to the watch. Then, slowly pull the band away.
When you are preparing to fasten the new band, notice that the bottom band has notches, and the top band has a buckle.
So, to attach the new band, slide the pin into the right hole. This pin should be located on the opposite side of the removal switch.
You must pull the switch while you slide the new band in, and let go of the switch to finalize the process. Now, all you have to do is repeat the method to secure the watch’s other side!
Here is the video tutorial.
How to Change the Fitbit Charge 5 and Luxe Band?
First, identify the latches of the device by turning it over.
Use your mighty fingernail to press the flat button towards the band so you can dislocate the latch.
Now, gently pull the band away from the tracker. (If you have been reading this article, you must have become a pro by now!)
Replicate the method to detach the other band.
If you want to fasten a new pair of bands, just press the new one into the end of the device where the old band was previously.
You will hear a snap, meaning it has settled successfully. By the way, the band with the buckle will be connected to the top of the tracker.
The video tutorial is here.
NOTE: You can follow the same process to change the bands in Fitbit Charge 2, 3, and 4. For a quick tutorial on how to change the Fitbit Surge band, check out this video.
If you notice carefully, all Fitbit trackers have similar construction, so changing them requires similar techniques. Even though the band design may differ for each model, replacing the band always involves either a pin, quick-release lever, or a flat metal button.
But I must warn you to be careful when you are replacing or cleaning the bands. Don’t accidentally drop the device or scratch yourself!
After you have reinstated the new bands, test the tracker by wearing it for a while. Check if you can move your wrist freely and if the grip around your wrist is not too tight. You should do this before you set foot outside, as you may drop and lose the tracker if the bands don’t fit properly.