So, you’re thinking about switching up the band on your Fitbit Versa or Sense – that’s awesome! But wait, before you dive in, let’s walk through the process step by step. Changing bands might not be the easiest task, but with the right guidance, you’ll be able to do it without a hitch. Whether you’re upgrading to a new look or simply need a replacement, here’s how you can successfully change the band on your Fitbit Versa or Sense.
The Band Basics: Versa Series and Sense
The Fitbit Versa Series and Sense (including Versa, Versa 2, Versa 3, Versa 4, and Versa Lite) offer customizable wristbands, but swapping them out isn’t always straightforward. Fitbit introduced an improved system for band changes, but some users still face challenges. Keep reading for valuable tips and best practices to help you switch out your Fitbit Versa’s band.
Steps to Change Your Band
Through some trial and error, we’ve discovered that the best way to change a Fitbit band is by placing your Versa or Sense (or any Fitbit tracker or smartwatch) face down on a flat surface. If you normally use reading glasses, having them on hand can be really helpful for seeing the band pins or buttons clearly.
Your Fitbit Versa or Sense comes with two detachable bands – an upper (top) band and a lower (bottom) band. The connection method depends on the model. You can choose more fitbit sense bands here.
Newer Models (Versa 3, Versa 4, Sense, Sense 2): These models feature an updated band system that uses a button for connection. This means you can interchange straps between Versa 3, Versa 4, Sense, and Sense 2.
Older Models (Versa 2, Versa, Versa Lite): These models use a small pin mechanism to detach and reattach bands.
If you’re switching between the small and large bands for the same style, you only need to replace the bottom band.
Removing Your Current Band
Before you can put on a new band, you’ll need to remove the existing one. Here’s how:
For Versa 3, Versa 4, Sense, Sense 2:
- Turn your watch upside down, so the charging pins and heart-rate monitors are facing you.
- Place your watch on a flat and clean surface with the backside up.
- Locate the release button for the bottom band.
- Press and slide the button downwards to release the band.
- Continue pressing the button and gently pull the band away from the Fitbit pebble using your other hand.
For Versa 2, Versa Lite, Original Versa:
Flip your watch upside down, with the charging pins and heart-rate monitors facing up.
Place your watch on a flat and clean surface.
Find the pin for the quick-release lever on the bottom band.
Press the pin inwards and gently slide the band to the opposite side to release it from the watch.
Once the lever is pushed in, the band should be free from the watch. Pull the other end of the pin out from the body of the watch.
Attaching Your New Band
Now that your old band is out of the way, it’s time to put on your new one.
For Newer Models (Versa 3, Versa 4, Sense, Sense 2):
Clean the ends of the band and the grooves where it attaches to your Fitbit.
Align the band’s ends with the Fitbit pebble’s end grooves.
Push the band’s ends into the grooves until you hear a click, indicating that the band is securely in place.
If you’re replacing the entire band, remember that the band with loops attaches to the top of the watch. However, you can switch this placement if you prefer.
For Older Models (Versa 2, Versa Lite, Original Versa):
Clean the band’s ends and the attachment grooves on your Fitbit.
Locate the holding pin and quick-release lever on each side of the new band.
Hold the band at a 45° angle and slide the holding pin into the notch on the Fitbit.
Press the quick-release lever and slide the other end of the band into place.
Once both ends of the pin are inserted, release the lever.
So there you have it – changing the band on your Fitbit Versa or Sense doesn’t have to be a daunting task. While it might take a bit of practice, you’ll soon be a pro at customizing your smartwatch to match your style. Feel free to experiment with different bands and enjoy the versatility and personalization that Fitbit offers. If you ever encounter challenges, Fitbit provides resources to guide you through the process. So go ahead, switch things up, and make your smartwatch uniquely yours! And remember, if you ever run into any difficulties or questions, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance – happy band swapping!