It finally happened, after two years of faithful service my trusted Garmin Fenix 6 Pro watch strap finally gave out. With the notch holes that allow for tightening of the strap tearing out. Making it impossible for me to keep the watch connected to my wrist. Obviously the first thing I did was check the Garmin site for a replacement only to see a price tag of near $40! For a simple piece of plastic, I don’t think so. And to Amazon I went, reading reviews and rating hoping to get something that would work, had good build quality, and wasn’t $40. Enter Ancool watch straps, which seemed to have good reviews across the board. But considering Amazon’s quality declining overthe past few years, you just never know. So to help out others, here is my Ancool Fenix 6 Pro replacement band review!
Ancool Fenix 6 Replacement Band Review
- Width size is perfect for my Garmin 6 Pro. It fits smooth and snug with no gap.
- Features quick connect, for easily taking on and off without any tools.
- Screw bar clap for stronger connecting points. Screwdriver included, but not needed for install.
- Comfortable on the wrist.
- Silicone with no plastic smell or skin irritation.
- Build quality feels slightly less sturdy than the original from Garmin.
- Original lasted over 2 years, I have a feeling this will last about a year.
More Detailed Review
Based on reviews and photos I decided to give the Ancool Fenix 6 Pro replacement band a shot. Most of the other straps available on Amazon had some very mixed reviews. But overall, the Ancool brand seemed solid, the price was right at $13.99, came with two day prime delivery, and had free returns. So I figured why not give it a shot!
My band arrived in two days and the package included both band sides, two mini watch screwdrivers, and another tool. I’m not 100% sure what to do with it. All that said, the watch straps feature the quick release hooks, so no tools are needed for installation. The bands themselves feel flexible but sturdy. With the silicone being molded almost exactly as the original. Placed side by side it would be very hard for someone to tell the difference. The installation took less than 30 seconds with the quick release clips.
On the wrist the Ancool Fenix 6 Pro replacement band feels very natural. And I can’t say I feel any difference compared to the original Garmin band. The material seems to be 100% silicone. It’s water resistant. And after wearing it for 30 days almost non stop, I can say that I haven’t had any skin irritation or chafing issues. So far I am 100% happy with the purchase.
Conclusion – Ancool Fenix 6 Pro Replacement Band
To me this is an easy one. The Ancool Fenix 6 Pro replacement band is almost a dead ringer for the original Garmin watch band, and is priced at $13.99, over $25 less than the replacement from Garmin. Making it a no brainer when it comes to value and performance. The lower price also allows for you to add a couple of colored bands to your collection for cheap. Helping you stand out when logging those miles on the road or trails.