Wearing a Fitbit with Wrist Wraps

4 Ways to Wear Your Fitbit with Wrist Wraps

I get asked quite a bit about how to wear a fitness-tracking device like a Fitbit with a pair of wrist wraps.

Some of us (myself included) can get pretty obsessed with our wearables – whether it’s a Fitbit, an Apple Watch, WHOOP Band, etc. Whether it’s trying to close your rings each day or simply tracking your workouts, we like to wear our wearables while we lift.

However, you may find yourself running into an issue with your fitness tracker and wraps both vying for the same wrist space. So, in this article, I’m going to share with you 4 ways you can get your Fitbit and wrist wraps working in harmony.

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1. Protecht Wrist Wraps

Protecht Wrap with Apple Watch

Full disclosure, I have an Apple Watch, not a Fitbit (that’s my Apple Watch in the pic above), but the same concepts apply to either.

A set of Protecht Wrist Wraps comes with two different styles of wrap. One is a traditional-looking wrist wrap. The other, however, has a cutout that allows you to not only wear your Fitbit but have full access to the device face so you can check your heart rate, notifications, etc.

You can also get what they call a Protecht Patch that will attach overtop of your Fitbit for exercises like Kettlebell Snatches where you may be concerned about the bell flipping back and hitting your device.

They’re not perfect (check out my full review here), but they’re by far the best option for being able to wear your Fitbit and still wear a pair of wrist wraps.

To get your own pair, head over to Protechtwraps.com.

2. Take Your Fitbit Off

Before my Protecht Wrist Wraps I would just take my Apple Watch off while I’m using wrist wraps.

Here’s why.

I only wear wrist wraps for a handful of lifts per workout and sometimes I don’t wear them at all. (Make sure you’re not confusing wrist wraps with lifting straps) I’ll use them for pressing movements like Bench Press and exercises like Front Squat where the extra support is beneficial.

If you’re only using wrist wraps for a few lifts as well, you can always just take the Fitbit off. Is it annoying? Yes. Will you miss out on 10 minutes of workout data? Yes. But, in the grand scheme of things it’s not exactly the end of the world.

3. Slide the Fitbit Up Your Wrist

This solution might even be easier than taking your device off. Loosen up the strap just a bit and slide it up your forearm slightly.

Wrist wraps tend to sit pretty low (toward the hand) on your wrist. Therefore you shouldn’t have to slide the fitness tracker too far up for both to be able to fit just fine. I know I said I used to take my Apple Watch off while I’m using wrist wraps and that’s true, I did.

However, if I’m doing something simple like a quick few sets of Shoulder Press I’ll just loosen my watch and slide it up a bit. Problem solved.

4. Get an Ankle Band

If taking your Fitbit off or sliding it up your arm aren’t viable options for you, then another product you may want to look into getting is an Ankle Band.

These straps work by taking your Fitbit off of your wrist and placing it into a band that you secure around your ankle. This gets the Fitbit completely out of the way of your wrists and wrist wraps.

It does have its drawbacks though. While it will still track steps, your Fitbit won’t be able to monitor your heart rate while it’s in the band. And, because the Fitbit needs to fit securely, it can be tough to get your device in and out of the band.

Final Thoughts

In my opinion, the answer lies in how determined are you to track your fitness data while you work out.

If the answer is ‘very’, then opt for a pair of Protecht Wraps or maybe an Ankle Band. If the answer is ‘not really’, then just slide the Fitbit up your arm or simply take it off.

For me, the fitness data on my Apple Watch is probably what I use it for the most, so not being able to wear it while I work out can be extremely frustrating. If you can relate to that, then spending the money to be able to utilize the most used feature on a very expensive wearable just makes sense.

However, if you’re not the type of person that is bothered by an almost closed activity ring at the end of the day, then just pop your Fitbit off when you need to and then slide it back on once you’re past the lifts that require wrist wraps.

Hope this article has been helpful. Stay strong!

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