Best Leather Bands for Garmin Vivoactive 3 iMore 2022

Do you love your Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch but aren't so keen on the default silicone straps? We can help! While the watch is made from classy stainless steel and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the Vivoactive 3 ships with a very ordinary silicone strap. However, Garmin's silicone bands are an industry-standard 20mm lug width which swap out with any other 20mm quick release bands. This means you can up the sophistication of your sporty watch with a leather band. Here is a selection we love...

Best Watch Strap

Rainbow bright: Fullmosa Axus Quick Release Genuine Leather Watch Band

Staff Pick

We've chosen Fullmosa Axus' band as our staff pick thanks to its reasonable price tag and the fantastic range of colors it's available in. Whatever your personal style, you'll find a hue to suit and might even be able to afford two.

From $13 at Amazon
Ldfas Straps

Do the double: 2-Pack LDFAS Genuine Leather Brown and Black Watch Straps

Representing fantastic value, this two-pack of leather straps is perfect for anyone who wouldn't dream of not matching their watch strap to their outfit. You get a black one for dark days and a brown one for lighter or brighter days.

$16 at Amazon
Time4best Strap

Clean lines: Time4Best Quick Release Genuine Leather Watch Band

We just love the clean, contemporary looks of this tidy, genuine leather band. It is available in vibrant, modern colors — black, tan brown, white, pink, and this gorgeous orange — all of which have attractive silver-colored metal buckles.

$20 at Amazon
Abanen Strap

Flower power: Abanen Genuine Leather Floral Quick Release Wristband

If you're looking for a way to pretty up your Vivoactive 3, you could do a lot worse than consider this lovely floral option from Abanen. It's made of premium genuine leather and has a polished stainless steel buckle.

$14 at Amazon
Barton Band

Super soft: Barton Top Grain Leather Quick Release Watch Band

Made from hand-selected, top-grain leather with a 316 stainless steel buckle, Barton's bands have a treated underside to be ultra-soft against skin. This 20mm-er is available in a range of colors and stitching.

$25 at Amazon
Grey Strap

Urban chic: Epoosuo Genuine Leather Grey Wristband Strap

Another contemporary leather band, this looks especially fashionable in this shade of light grey with the bold white stitching. Other color options in the same design include rather blinging gold and silver versions.

$11 at Amazon
White Band

Ice white: Epoosuo Genuine Leather White Wristband Strap

With a rounded, genuine leather tail and a stainless steel buckle, this Epoosuo option in clean, classic white is a sophisticated choice far removed from the traditional sports-watch look you'd expect from a fitness product.

$12 at Amazon
Alpine Band

Artisan option: Alpine Hand-Made Genuine Full Grain Leather Watch Strap

Available in black, brown, and this handsome tan hue, this higher-end choice is hand-made from high-quality leather with a stainless steel buckle and features very attractive hole detail on both sides of the bands for extra interest.

$24 at Amazon
Abanen Pink Strap

Pretty in pink: Abanen Genuine Leather Quick Easy Release Wristband Strap

In classic black, traditional brown leather, or this delicate baby "rose" color, this is another affordable option that will bring classy looks to your Garmin Vivoactive 3. It's easy to install and to swap out thanks to the quick release design.

$14 at Amazon
Eache Blue Strap

Choose blue suede: Eache Genuine Leather Quick Release Watch Bands

Made of cowhide, which has a suede-like texture, Eache's range of leather straps brings a soft textured finish to your wrist. We like this bold blue color, but it's also available in a variety of browns, greys, blacks, and an unusual olive green.

$17 at Amazon
Yooside Strap

Two-in-one: Yooside Genuine Leather Hybrid Silicone Quick Release Watch

Perfect for anyone who wants a leather look, but needs a sweatproof silicone strap, this is a hybrid option. It's available in all black, or this more interesting design that has black silicone, brown leather, and stand-out cream stitching.

$17 at Amazon
Leunglik Band

Classic choice: Leunglik Genuine Leather Quick Release Classic Watch Band

Our final choice is one for all the minimalists out there — a very classic, very traditional watch band. Made of genuine leather, it's looks are brought up to date with a black stainless steel buckle, adding a contemporary twist to a trad look.

$19 at Amazon

Watch list

As we've explained, you can replace your Garmin Vivoactive 3's strap with any 20mm quick release band. If you want a range of colors to choose from our staff pick, the Fullmosa Axus Quick Release Genuine Leather Watch Band, is affordable enough to buy several.

If you're looking for a more heavy-duty, full-grain, genuine leather option, consider the Alpine Genuine Full Grain Leather Watch Strap, it's a lovely hand-made choice.

Anyone who wants the traditional feel of leather, but with a more contemporary look might want to peruse at Time4Best Quick Release Genuine Leather Watch Band range. We've picked the orange option as our fave, but there are other cool colors to choose from too.

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