Best Replacement Bands For Garmin Fenix (6,5,3) in 2021

Last Updated on August 26, 2021 by Editorial Team

Garmin wearables are known for their rugged construction and practical features. The company competes with top players like Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit, and has a range of powerful smartwatches to its name.

Garmin Fenix Series is the most popular among outdoor enthusiasts & multisport enthusiasts. Nearly all of the smartwatches in these lineups come with replaceable band options. Garmin provides straps in its store (sold separately), but not all of them match the taste of users. Many want to customize their Garmin watch with third-party straps. The real struggle starts right when they start looking for the best fit. The options are plenty which adds to the confusion.

Here, we have tried to narrow down the best replacement bands for the Garmin Fenix Series. Interestingly, there are many watches of different sizes in this lineup, and their band sizes change accordingly.

Garmin Fenix 3/5X/6X/6 Pro comes with a 26mm strap option

Garmin Fenix 5/6/6 Pro takes a 22mm strap

Fenix 5S/6S/6S-Pro Plus takes 20mm

There is another very simple way to find which band size would fit your watch. If you own a Garmin Watch with a 42mm casing size, the corresponding replacement band should be 20mm, for a 47mm casing size, it’s 22mm, and lastly, for a 51mm casing size, it should be 26mm. No matter what edition of the watch is it (Solar, Standard, or Sapphire), this rule of thumb applies to all watches.

For your ease, we have organized the replacement bands under different subsections (depending on their material). There are sweat-friendly sports bands for intense workouts, and also high-end metal bands for those who don’t mind wearing big, boxier sports watches to parties or offices.

We have added only third-party affordable straps, as Garmin’s own straps for the Fenix series cost about $50 (We can buy a brand new Amazfit in this budget range).

Silicone Straps for Garmin Fenix:

 NotoCity Sport Bands:

NotoCity Sport Bands

Compatible With:  Fenix 5X,fenix 5X Plus,Fenix

6X,Fenix 6X Pro,Fenix 3,Fenix 3 HR,Tactix,Descent MK1,D2 Delta PX,D2 Charlie

Smartwatch.

Size & Colors: 26mm only | 9 Colors

Wrist Compatibility: 7.51inches-8.81inches (190mm-224mm)

Clasp: Stainless steel.

As stated earlier, this band is particularly made for the bigger watches in the Fenix lineup. These silicone straps come in 26mm size, available in 9 colors. You should keep in mind that, this will be compatible with those that have a much larger wrist size and need a bigger watch as well. People with wrist sizes between 7.51inches-8.81inches (190mm-224mm) would find it a perfect fit.

Swapping this band is a breeze. It comes equipped with two Torx screwdrivers for easy removal (Garmin Fenix 3HR). A lot of people worry about the latch which if too loose can risk the removal of the watch while running. Despite being easy to remove, this band is stiff enough to stay securely on your wrist.

Despite its budget-friendly price tag, this band comes with a stainless steel clasp that matches the quality build of the Fenix watches. 

Hengkang Camouflage Silicone Replacement Band

Hengkang Camouflage Silicone Replacement Band
  • Compatible With: Fenix 5X,fenix 5X Plus,Fenix 6X,Fenix 6X Pro,Fenix 3,Fenix 3 HR 
  • Size & Colors: 26mm | 1 Color (Gray)
  • Wrist Compatibility: For 5.70″-8.26″ (145mm-210mm) wrist
  • Clasp: hypoallergenic nickel free stainless steel | pin-and-tuck closure ensures a clean fit
  • Installation: Comes with a screwdriver, Easy Installation
  • Warranty: Life-Time

The Hengkang Camouflage Silicone Replacement Band is an excellent choice for the Garmin Fenix 5X, 5X Plus, 6X, and 3. It comes in 26mm size and in only one Camouflage color (gray). The band features a pin-and-tuck closure that ensures a clean fit. The clasp is made of hypoallergenic nickel-free stainless steel. The band is soft and comfortable to wear. It is easy to install, comes with small screwdrivers.

There is a lifetime warranty with the band. Compared to other bands on the market, it is really affordable especially if you are looking for an inexpensive band that will add extra protection for your Garmin Fenix 5X or 6X watch against bumps and scratches.

YOOSIDE Non-allergenic Silicone Sport Waterproof

YOOSIDE Non-allergenic Silicone Sport Waterproof
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix ​​5 / Fenix ​​5 Plus / Fenix ​​6 / Fenix ​​6 plus 
  • Size & Colors: 22mm | 4 Colors (Black, Green, Orange & Red)
  • Wrist Compatibility: 5.11-8.66 inch(130mm-220mm) Wrist
  • Clasp: hypoallergenic nickel free stainless steel | pin-and-tuck closure ensures a clean fit
  • Installation: No other special tools are needed. Comes with a quick easy-fit adapter that ensures convenience when we install and remove the strap.

YOOSIDE Silicone Sport Wristband is the perfect yet affordable companion for your new Garmin beast. It’s made of high-quality silicone and will not irritate sensitive skin, making it a comfortable choice for those that have allergies to metal or other materials.

The band is waterproof and can be worn in both wet and dry conditions without causing any issues. It also has an easy quick-fit adapter which makes installation simple when you need to remove or replace the strap on your watch. Overall the band is flexible, lightweight, and water-resistant. We would recommend this band for sports, hiking, running, or other outdoor activities.

ISABAKE Silicone Band

ISABAKE Silicone Band
  • Compatible With: Garmin Fenix ​​5 / Fenix ​​5 Plus / Fenix ​​6 / Fenix ​​6plus 
  • Size & Colors: 22mm | 8 Finishes
  • Wrist Compatibility: Suitable for 6.29in-9.05in (160mm-230mm) wrist
  •  Clasp: High-quality stainless steel | won’t fade even if you swim or soak in water for a long time.

The ISABAKE Silicone Band is a popular choice for Garmin Fenix users because it’s durable and comfortable (soft, breathable, sweat-proof, and odorless).

The silicone material fits well on any wrist size between 6.29in-9.05in (160mm-230mm) and the (nickel-free) stainless steel clasp won’t rust or fade over time, even when you wear your band near water or exercise in it regularly like running, cycling, swimming etcetera. 

You can find these bands in 8 different finishes to match whatever style suits your personality best. Also, the band is highly resistant to temperature and won’t fall easily. It can effectively protect your watch.

YOOSIDE 20mm Silicone Sport Waterproof

YOOSIDE 20mm Silicone Sport Waterproof
  • Compatible With: Garmin Fenix 6S Pro/Sapphire,Fenix 5S/Fenix 5S Plus
  • Size & Colors: 20mm | Rose Gold
  • Wrist Compatibility:   Fits 6.96″-9.05″ (177mm-230mm)
  • Clasp: hypoallergenic nickel free stainless steel
  • Installation:   Easy and direct installation and one button removal.

The YOOSIDE 20mm Silicone  Wristband is a great option for those with small wrists. The silicone material allows it to be comfortable and durable while the clasp is hypoallergenic and made of stainless steel.  It also has limited color options which might be a deal-breaker for many.

The band features button installation which might be not as secure as the screwdriver installation available on other bands. One other drawback is the length of the strap which is a little longer than the original straps that come with smaller Fenix watches.

Metal bands/straps for Garmin Fenix: 

YOOSIDE Stainless Steel Mesh Loop Replacement Wristband

YOOSIDE Stainless Steel Mesh Loop Replacement Wristband
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix 6S Pro/Sapphire,Fenix 5S/Fenix 5S Plus
  • Size & Colors: 20mm | 2 Colors (Black, Pink)
  • Wrist Compatibility:  Fits for 5.11″-7.6″(130mm-193mm)wrist
  • Material: Stainless steel |  Shock-absorbent and non-slip
  • Clasp: Magnet adjustable buckle
  • Installation:  Both ends come with quick fit adapters | fast and simple to install
  • Warranty: Lifetime

The YOOSIDE Stainless Steel Mesh Loop Replacement Wristband is a durable replacement for the original wristband on Garmin Fenix 6S Pro/Sapphire, Fenix 5S/Fenix 5S Plus. Made of stainless steel, this band is ideal for those who are looking for something that can stand up to everyday wear and tear.

The YOOSIDE band also has a magnet adjustable buckle, allowing you to select the perfect size. One of the only downsides noted by consumers is that the sides of the band can get caught on long sleeves and the band comes easily off of the watch.

LDFAS Titanium Band

LDFAS Titanium Band
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix ​​5 / Fenix ​​5 Plus / Fenix ​​6 / Fenix ​​6 plus
  • Size & Colors: 22mm | Black
  • Wrist Compatibility:  fits 5.7″-8.1″ (145mm-210mm) wrist
  • Material: Titanium Metal 97% , Stainless Steel 3% |  Shock-absorbent and non-slip
  • Clasp: Butterfly clasp.
  • Installation: Doesn’t come with tools to adjust | This band and clasp are very secure.

The LDFAS Titanium Band is a high-quality brand that is compatible with a Garmin Fenix 5, 6, or 6 plus. It can be adjusted and resized for the perfect fit. This band is made of 97% titanium metal and 3% stainless steel which makes it very durable as well as being light in weight. The clasp is made of a butterfly design which is easy to use and long-lasting.

The downsides can be a limited color option as it is available in only one color and the missing screwdrivers to install the band. In fact, installation is a fuss.

YOOSIDE Metal Stainless Steel Wristband  

YOOSIDE Metal Stainless Steel Wristband
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix 5X,fenix 5X Plus,Fenix 6X,Fenix 6X Pro,Fenix 3,Fenix 3 HR
  • Size & Colors: 26mm | Black
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits 6.5-9.1 inch(165mm-230mm)
  • Material: Top quality stainless Steel with stylish superior craftsmanship |  Doesn’t rust or fade.
  • Clasp:  Security folding clasp, firmly closed, prevent losing and falling down.
  • Installation:  Quick releases | Easy Installation  |  comes with tools to remove links

YOOSIDE Metal Stainless Steel Wristband is one of the best bands for Garmin Fenix. It has a sleek and stylish design that looks professional on any occasion, but it can be easily scratched or damaged with its delicate links. If you are looking for a durable band to last longer then this may not be the right choice.

The butterfly clasp can be a bit hard to use and has a less than perfect installation. It does come with tools to remove links, but as we can expect, it is of inferior quality: it bends very easily. The installation however is very easy and secure. The band doesn’t fly off while running a problem rampant in third-party quick-release straps. Our major complaint, however, is the lack of colors and finishes.

Abanen Classic Stainless Steel Metal Wristband  

Abanen Classic Stainless Steel Metal Wristband
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix 5X,fenix 5X Plus,Fenix 6X,Fenix 6X Pro,Fenix 3,Fenix 3 HR
  • Size & Colors: 20mm | Black, silver, Rose Gold
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits 5.31″-8.07″ (135mm-205mm) Wrist
  • Material:  Premium stainless steel metal
  • Clasp:  Security folding clasp, firmly closed, prevents losing and falling down.
  • Installation:  Quick release | Easy Installation  |  comes with tools to remove links

The Abanen Classic Stainless Steel Metal Wristband is a well-made strap that is perfect for the small Garmin Fenix model. The metal material is made of premium stainless steel and the clasp is securely closed to prevent loss and slipping down.

The installation takes some time but the pin holding the bracelet keeps coming out. It comes with tools to remove links if required, which again are not so reliable. Luckily this band is available in several colors and is made for small wrists.

TenCloud Stainless Steel Band

TenCloud  Stainless Steel Band
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix ​​5 / Fenix ​​5 Plus / Fenix ​​6 / Fenix ​​6 plus
  • Size & Colors: 22mm | Black
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fit for wrist circumference 6.5in-9.5in (165mm-247mm)
  • Material:  Both band and quick fit clip are made of STAINLESS STEEL, luxurious, durable, and waterproof
  • Clasp:  Security folding clasp
  • Installation:  Quick releases | Easy Installation  |  Pin Remover
  • Warranty: 18-month

The TenCloud Stainless Steel Band is an excellent choice for those who want a durable, waterproof band that’s easy to install. The clasp doesn’t come close to the watch face and it has quick releases which make it easy to take off when you need your wrist free.

Though installation can be fussy at times with the pin-holding the band coming out, this band is still worth considering. Many people find it just not the right fit even when they remove the link, so make sure to measure the circumference of your wrist while buying.

There is an 18-month warranty period which is pretty generous, a bonus that should be lauded.

Leather Straps For Garmin Fenix:

TRUMiRR Cowhide Leather Strap

TRUMiRR Cowhide Leather Strap
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix 5X,fenix 5X Plus,Fenix 6X,Fenix 6X Pro,Fenix 3,Fenix 3 HR
  • Size & Colors: 26mm | Black, Light & Dark Brown, Gray
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits Wrist Size 5.7” to 8.3”(145mm to 210mm)
  • Material:  genuine cowhide leather | Stainless Steel Clasp
  • Clasp:  Buckle clasp
  • Installation:  Quick release | Easy Installation 
  • Warranty: No

Though Garmin Fenix is basically a multisports outdoor watch, it doesn’t hurt to take it to parties and formal meetings. Though you would have to swap the silicone OEM with the premium leather bands. Fenix ‘X’ lineup being the largest has a major disadvantage: only a few third-party vendors manufacture 26mm straps.

TRUMiRR Cowhide Leather Strap offers a premium look and adds to comfort, suitable for people who develop rashes or allergies wearing any other brand. This band is available in multiple colors, and you can refine the look by running coconut oil or leather patina on it.

However, it surely is not the most durable leather band. Its plastic quick-release tab is a major chunk in the armor, and it risks the watch falling off of your wrist.

YOOSIDE Hybrid Leather Watch Band

YOOSIDE Hybrid  Leather Watch Band
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix 6S Pro/Sapphire,Fenix 5S/Fenix 5S Plus
  • Size & Colors: 20mm | White
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits Wrist Size 5.71″-7.28″(145mm-185mm) | For Women
  • Material:  Hybrid leather | Stainless Steel Clasp
  • Clasp:  Buckle clasp
  • Installation:  Metal stainless steel quick fit adapter  | Easy Installation 
  • Warranty: No

YOOSIDE Leather Watch Band is an excellent product if you want a stylish accessory with quality craftsmanship. It is more suitable for women than men. It looks dressy and stylish without compromising comfortability. You can wear it all day long without any irritation or rashes.

However, the strap may start to detach from the watch in some cases due to the poor construction of the quick-fit adapter. At $20, this makes it an unforgivable shortcoming. Also, some people were not satisfied with the durability of the strap as it hardly lasts 5-8 months even if you wear it on occasion.

If there were better options for small Fenix watches, we would have surely skipped this one.

OTOPO Waterproof Leather Band

OTOPO Waterproof Leather Band
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix 5X,fenix 5X Plus,Fenix 6X,Fenix 6X Pro,Fenix 3,Fenix 3 HR
  • Size & Colors: 26mm | Black, Crazy Horse Brown -S, Camouflage Green, Camouflage Blue
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits wrist of 6.1″ – 8.8″ (150mm-225mm)
  • Material:  Hybrid leather+Sillicone | Stainless Steel Buckle
  • Clasp:  Buckle clasp
  • Installation:  Metal stainless steel quick fit adapter  | Easy Installation 
  • Warranty: Lifetime

All leather bands we have covered in this post are suitable for those who want to get rid of contact dermatitis that the OEM silicone occasionally results in. This waterproof hybrid band takes it to another level. It is super comfy and aesthetically appealing. This strap is equally suitable for gym, office, or dinner dates, and no doubt it looks classy In your hands.

However, like the majority, this leather band doesn’t last very long. Luckily you have got that covered in the lifetime warranty. Also, the crazy-horse brown strap doesn’t have that grainy look as advertised, rather it has a smooth finish. Keep in mind, the only top is of genuine leather.

YOOSIDE Hybrid Band (leather + Silicone)

YOOSIDE  Hybrid Band (leather + Silicone)
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix ​​5 / Fenix ​​5 Plus / Fenix ​​6 / Fenix ​​6 plus
  • Size & Colors: 22mm | Black, Brown
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits wrist of 6.69″-8.66″ (170mm-220mm)
  • Material:  Hybrid leather+Sillicone | Stainless Steel Buckle
  • Clasp:  Buckle clasp
  • Installation:  Stainless steel quick fit | Easy Installation 
  • Warranty: No

YOOSIDE specializes in producing high-quality, durable watch straps for Garmin watches. This 2-in-1 strap offers you the best of both worlds: an all-leather exterior to give it a stylish look and a silicone rubber interior to make it soundproof.

There are air channels to the inner surface that makes it a breathable strap. They work pretty well except in summer where the heat might make them stick to your skin.

The ends come with metal, lockable clasps on both sides, which are easy to attach and remove. These quick-fit adapters are pretty secure and require no special tools to install.

Whether you need something that’s sweatproof during summertime workouts or lightweight to wear at work, YOOSIDE has the perfect hybrid band for any occasion.

Abanen Hybrid Leather Watch Bands

Abanen Hybrid Leather Watch Bands
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix ​​5 / Fenix ​​5 Plus / Fenix ​​6 / Fenix ​​6 plus
  • Size & Colors: 22mm | Black, Brown
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits wrist of 6.1”-8.67” (155mm-220mm)
  • Material:  Hybrid leather+Sillicone | Brushed Stainless Steel Buckle
  • Clasp:  Buckle clasp
  • Installation:  Stainless steel quick fit | Easy Installation 
  • Warranty: 12 months

This band offers the same features as we discussed earlier, so there is nothing to explain here. The warranty should be considered as an added bonus. The hybrid design may be a deal-breaker for those who are looking for 100% genuine leather. However, it works for those who avoid the hassle of replacing straps right after running or exercise.

Many users complained that the band is a little bit stiff on the inside (the silicone quality is subpar), and so is quite uncomfortable.

Nylon Strap For Garmin Fenix:

Fintie Premium Woven Nylon Replacement Strap

Fintie Premium Woven Nylon Replacement Strap
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix 5X,fenix 5X Plus,Fenix 6X,Fenix 6X Pro,Fenix 3,Fenix 3 HR
  • Size & Colors: 26mm | 5 Colors
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits wrist of 6.29″-8.74″(160mm-222mm)
  • Material:   Premium Nylon Woven Strap | Stainless Steel Buckle
  • Clasp:  Buckle clasp
  • Installation:  Stainless steel quick fit | Easy Installation 
  • Warranty: No

Nylon bands are an excellent alternative to silicone. They are cheap, breathable, and highly comfortable. This sports band is highly suitable for outdoor sports activity, but unlike silicone OEM Garmin Band, you can wear it to the office or shopping.

Suitable only for big Fenix watches, it has 10 holes for adjustable length. In theory, the woven nylon strap is made of high sweat & water-resistant premium textile so unlike silicone, you would be carefree of germs hiding under the straps. Also, there are a variety of colors to choose from and the installation is a no-brainer.

In practice, the band can lead to irritation and mild chafing if you use it while running a marathon. Also, you will have to fasten it a little tightly.

Abanen Nylon Ultralight Sport Wristband

Abanen Nylon Ultralight Sport Wristband
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix ​​5 / Fenix ​​5 Plus / Fenix ​​6 / Fenix ​​6 plus
  • Size & Colors: 22mm | Black & Gray 
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits wrist of 5.11-9.05 inch(130mm-230mm)
  • Material:   Premium Nylon Woven Strap 
  • Clasp:  Hook and Loop
  • Installation:  Easy Installation 
  • Warranty: No

This top-rated nylon band is a solid replacement for the Garmin OEM. The band is lightweight and easy to install. The fitting design allows consistent skin contact and thus accurate heart rate reading. Whereas, the breathable design allows it to dry quickly. The strap is suitable for sports, running, yoga, hiking, etc.

Many people don’t trust the third-party straps with their expensive Garmin’s and rightly so, as the majority of them snap easily, especially at the point where the strap connects to the watch. The hook and loop design put this out of the equation. 

The foremost reason to buy this strap is not the cheap price tag but the ultimate convenience. We assure you that unlike other low-quality straps, it won’t lead to skin irritation or any other type of discomfort.

YOOSIDE Nylon Band

YOOSIDE Nylon Band
  • Compatible With:  Garmin Fenix 6S Pro/Sapphire,Fenix 5S/Fenix 5S Plus
  • Size & Colors: 20mm | Black, Red & Gray 
  • Wrist Compatibility: Fits wrist of 5.1″-7.6″(130mm-192mm)
  • Material:   Premium Nylon Woven Strap | Stainless Steel Buckle
  • Clasp:  StainLess steel
  • Installation:  Easy Installation | Quick Fit Adapters
  • Warranty: Refund

This flexible wristband is the only suitable nylon option we found for a small Garmin Fenix. The others were inferior and we didn’t want you losing the expensive Garmin watch just because you attached a faulty strap to it. 

This band would solve the irritation problem as made out of woven nylon material, it is extremely soft and comfortable. The installation is a breeze with the quick fit adapters. The metal clasps secure the watch snuggly on the wrist and it comes with 8 holes to adjust the size.

Many users complained about the fitting of the strap, and therefore, we recommend you should measure the wrist circumfrance before placing an order for this one. But even after due scrutiny, the strap doesn’t match, you are safe with the responsive customer support. You can easily get a refund. 

How We Choose: Replacement Straps For Garmin Fenix

We have simply looked for the straps that had above average ratings. As you can observe, our selection has a range of styles and materials. Price and comfort was also the deciding factor when we shortlisted these straps. The nylon and silicone replacement straps are for sports lovers, whereas the leather and steel options are more lifestyle accessories.