Elite runners and triathletes know that Garmin makes some of the best sports watches, but sometimes they want to customize them with swanky Garmin Forerunner 745 bands. We've worn the watch and done our research to dig up what we think are some of the best-looking and most affordable options to change up the look of your Garmin Forerunner 745. Some of our team members are particularly fond of the woven nylon bands, but we're curious to know which one you will get!
Great replacements bands for your Garmin Forerunner 745
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Colors: Olive, Black, Camo Gray, Colorful, Desert Tan
I'm a sucker for a good nylon watch band; they're always comfortable and come in some lovely colors and patterns. Bands like this Fintie Woven Nylon Strap can even help you dress up your sporty watch and turn it into something you'd be proud to wear for a night out. Be sure to check out the rainbow, camo gray, or black versions of this band to see some interesting patterns and details.
Colors: Black, Blue, Dark Blue, Gray, Green, Lime Green, Red, White, Orange
If you want to play it safe with a replacement band that will look good, last a long time, and feels supremely comfortable, then ISABAKE's Garmin Forerunner 745 Soft Silicone Bands are a great option. They come in nine colors and are as flexible as the original band that came with your Forerunner 745.
Colors: Ten assorted colorways
For as comfortable as Garmin's included band is on the Forerunner 745, it could stand to be even more breathable. That's where a band like the REYDA Garmin Forerunner 745 Sport Wristband comes in. More holes equal more ventilation, which means your wrist will stay cooler and dryer as you stay active. Plus, you have more than ten color options to choose from; we think the green and red ones look eye-catching!
Colors: 13 assorted shades
Whenever you're looking for replacement bands, the first-party manufacturer is always a good bet. Garmin's own replacement bands for the Forerunner 745 are very comfortable and reliable. Plus, they come in dozens of colors. The only drawback to going Garmin is that you'll have to pay more than you would for any third-party band.
Colors: Army Green, Black, Gray, Green, Midnight Blue, Orange, Red Wine, White
This collection of soft silicone bands from Senter is twice as nice because it includes eight replacement bands. The colors range from bright greens and reds to more traditional black, gray, and white tones. Now whatever your mood, you're sure to have a band to match it — one for every day of the week, if you include the one that came with your watch!
Colors: Black, Rose Gold, Silver, Silver-Black, Silver-Gold, Silver-Rose Gold
Looking for something dressy? The YOUkei Garmin Forerunner 745 Stainless Steel Straps come in all sorts of classy metallic finishes. These dapper stainless steel bands are long-lasting and ready for a night out. You can easily prep your Forerunner 745 for a business meeting or a social event with these bands.
Suit up your Garmin Forerunner 745 with these strapping bands
The Garmin Forerunner 745 isn't only one of the best Garmin watches, we'd argue that it's one of the best running watches available for Android users. The silicone band that comes with the watch is very soft and comfortable, but there are definitely occasions when you might want to swap it out for a different color or style.
I recommend trying out a woven nylon band like this attractive one from Fintie. It has a traditional buckle closure and is available in several colors, including my personal favorite, olive green. If you're looking to maximize the bang for your buck, consider a multi-pack option like the Senter Garmin Forerunner 745 Silicone Band with eight different bands in a variety of colors. Finally, even though they're more expensive, you can't go wrong with a first-party replacement band by Garmin. You just may not be able to afford as many!
Whatever your style or material preferences are, the chances are that you'll have no trouble finding some good band backups for your Garmin Forerunner 745. Just make sure that they conform to Garmin's Quickfit standard and are sized 22mm like the ones on this list, and you should be golden!
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