How to Change Fitbit Charge 2 Bands

Quickly customizing your device to fit your lifestyle

If you own a Fitbit Charge 2, you know it's a great way to track your fitness and activity levels. But did you know that you can change the band on your Charge 2 to customize your look for any occasion or event? You can. Here's how to do it.

Would like to change the band on an Ionic, Inspire, or Ace 2 for kids instead? If so, see How to Change a Fitbit Band for full instructions. For Versa owners, see How to Change a Fitbit Versa Band.

Change Your Band, Change Your Style

Whether you're going for a run, to the gym, or out to lunch, it's easy to change the look and feel of your Charge 2 band. The Charge 2 is compatible with a wide range of wristbands styles and materials, including:

  • Silicone bands: Available in rainbow of colors, silicone bands are lightweight and easy to wear for all activities, including going to the gym, exercising outdoors, and for casual events.
  • Leather bands: While probably not the best choice for exercising, leather bands can instantly transform your Fitbit activity tracker into a classic, modern looking watch.
  • Metal mesh bands: A good alternative to leather, stainless steel mesh wristbands are sleek and stylish, and go great with both business and casual attire.
  • Fitbit original replacement bands: If you prefer a Fitbit original band, Fitbit has a few different styles for the Charge series, including the waterproof Classic and Sports bands.

You don't need to buy a replacement band from Fitbit. Instead, you can choose from a wide range of replacement bands on sites like Amazon or eBay. Just make sure you're buying a band made with high quality materials and is specifically compatible with the Charge 2.

How to Change a Fitbit Charge 2 Band

These instructions apply to the Charge 2, as well as Charge 2 HR and Charge 3.

  1. Look inside your Fitbit Charge band and locate the two quick release clips connected to either side of the Fitbit watch face.

    Fitbit Charge 2 product image
  2. Holding the Fitbit watch face in one hand, press the outside edge of the release clip (shown in red) with the thumb of your other hand and pull the watch face towards you. This action will release the watch face from the clip. Repeat this process for the other side of the band.

    Locating Fitbit Charge 2 clips

    Never force anything when changing your band. If it feels stuck, gently move the band around to release it. If you're having problems, contact Fitbit help.

  3. To attach the band, you'll basically reverse the above steps. To start, check the position of the watch face to your wrist and make sure you're attaching the straps to the correct sides of the watch face.

  4. Next, hold the watch face in one hand with the inside facing you. Take one side of the band in your other hand and attach it by pressing the watch face away from you into the quick release clip. You don't need to press the clip this time, just snap it in. Repeat this process the other side of the band.