Make your Fitbit pretty with Griffin’s new Ribbon and Uptown Bands

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Love your Fitbit, but hate how it looks? Now, there’s a band for that! Thanks to the aesthetically minded folks over at Griffin Technologies, if you’re not totally enamored by your fitness wearable’s au natural appearance, you can disguise it as a ribbon wristband, a leather “Uptown Band,” or a number of alternate accessories that elevate your Fitbit, Misfit, Jawbone, or Garmin wrist-bound wearable.

Griffin has made a name for itself designing and manufacturing accessories for existing technology. Most recently, Griffin made its way into the wearables market, but instead of designing the device, the company is tackling its surroundings. While wearables like the Fitbit and Jawbone are great at getting the job done, few of the gadgets on the market seem designed specifically with cosmetic appearances in mind, and understandably so. After all, it’s a fitness tracker, not a bracelet. Still, wearables that are meant to be worn 24/7 should look nice, so Griffin decided to give fans of fitness bands more options.

Its Uptown Band, for example, renders your Fitbit virtually unrecognizable, encasing it in a “double-wrap leather band,” that Griffin calls “perfect for everyday wear or a night out.” While this particular band is only compatible with the Fitbit Flex, other options are a bit more adaptable. The nylon wristband, for example, which Griffin describes as “comfortable and stretchy,” can be paired with the Fitbit Flex, Fitbit One, Jawbone Up Move, Misfit Flash, and Misfit Shine. And with two colors and/or styles per pack, as well as two sizing options, you’re sure to find the band that’s right for you.

All of Griffin’s wearable bands come with a discreet pocket that will hold the actual wearable device, and you’ll be able to see the display through the cleverly woven mesh. So while you could spring for the Eyecatcher, Bellabeat Leaf, or other wearables that inherently integrates fashion and function, you could also make do with the less expensive Griffin + existing wearable option. Because those bands cost between $15 and $30, these prices are pretty hard to beat.


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