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Garmin Vivosmart 5 : Now Offers Replacement Bands For The First Time

Garmin has just released their Vivosmart 5 fitness tracker and it is amazing! This is the fifth generation of the Vivosmart series, and for the first time they are offering replacement bands. The Vivosmart 4 was a huge success, so there is no doubt that this new fitness tracker will be just as popular. The Vivosmart 5 offers many great features, including a heart rate monitor, activity tracking, and more. It is perfect for anyone who wants to get in shape and stay healthy.

Replacement Bands is A Nice New Feature For The Vivosmart Series

Customising your smart watch or fitness tracker’s look is a nice feature to have. When it comes to accessories, bands that are compatible to your smart watch allows you to add your personal touch. If you own a Garmin Vivosmart 5, you’ll be pleased to know that the company has just released replacement bands for their fitness tracker. This is a first for the Vivosmart series, and it’s a great addition.

Unfortunately Your Options Are Limited For Now

So far, Garmin has only released 3 replacement bands for the Vivosmart 5 series. The options are a black, white and mint silicone bands. All 3 options are simple and elegant, but it’s the same style in a different colour. If you are okay with that, then you’ll be happy with the selection. Hopefully Garmin will release more options in the future, such as different materials or patterns.

For anyone that requires a large size band, unfortunately only one colour is available in that size. Black. So, if you don’t like black or need a different size, your only other option is to wait for Garmin to release more bands.

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Until then, if you want to change up the look of your Vivosmart fitness tracker, you can do so with these new replacement bands. They are simple, but they get the job done. Hopefully Garmin will release more options in the future, but for now these are the only ones available.

No Tools or Clips To Change The Vivosmart 5 Band

If you’ve ever changed the band on a fitness tracker or smart watch, you know that it can be a bit tricky. You usually need a small tool to remove the old band and then clip on the new one. With the Garmin Vivosmart series, there is no need for any tools or clips.

All is required is to gently push out the case. Then squeeze the case into the new band and your done. Very simple to change and does not require any special tools or clips. This is very similar to Garmin’s Vivofit and Vivofit Jr line of watch’s. Essentially Garmin has taken something that’s done historically well and add it to the Vivosmart 5.

No Third Party Bands Available Yet

If you’re looking for different style or materials, unfortunately there are no third party bands available yet. This is due to the new design of the Vivosmart case. The good news is that there are rumours of some companies working on developing compatible bands. So, if you want something different, you may just have to wait a bit longer.

In the meantime, if you want to change up the look of your Vivosmart fitness tracker, you can do so with these new replacement bands. They are simple, but they get the job done.

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Where you can get a replacement Vivosmart 5 Band?

For now directly from the Garmin Store. I have looked through popular online stores like amazon or eBay and have not found them available just yet. I expect in the coming weeks we will start to see the new bands being sold from other retailers.

If you own a Vivosmart 5 and wondered about the cost your looking at around 20% of what you paid for. Of course it depends on where you are in the world but that’s a rough estimate.

The Types of Bands That Would Be Nice To See In The Future

I think the Vivosmart 5 will be a popular watch on the market. Definitely competing with Fitbit Luxe, however slim trackers are very popular. This trend will continue and I think we will see more and more companies releasing fitness trackers with a focus on style and minimalistic features.

  • Sports Band : A sports band would be a great addition. A band that is perforated to allow your skin to breath while your working out. This would also be a great addition for people who have allergies to certain materials.
  • Woven Band : Another band option that I think would be popular is a woven material. I own woven material bands for my Fitbit Charge 5 and found it comfortable. Especially if you have sensitive skin like me. I would do my workouts using the sports band, and every day use I use the woven band. I dont get a rash or anything like that.

Final Conclusion

I think the new Garmin Vivosmart 5 fitness tracker is a great addition to the market. It’s slim, and now offers replacement bands for the first time. It’s taken some time to release the fifth generation model in the Vivosmart series. I’m looking forward to seeing what other companies come out with in terms of compatible bands. I think we will start to see some third party options in the near future.

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I really do hope there will be bands with different materials like woven material. I think this would be popular with those that want something a bit more sophisticated looking. Or for anyone who has sensitive skin .