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Best Blaze band, but flawed
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on October 22, 2022
This is the best Blaze band I've found. It fits well, the quality of the frame and buttons is high; however, it has one critical design flaw. Like clockwork, after about 1.5 years, where the clasp/buckle hooks into the band, it starts to break apart. It starts with a small cut that eventually spreads and renders the band unwearable.
I've bought this band a total of three times. I've tried a couple of the alternatives here on Amazon, but the reality is none of them come close to look and feel of this band. While it's a hassle to keep rebuying, it's really the only decent, affordable option that exists anymore. And with the Blaze getting older and older, I don't think the situation will improve.
So if you're still wearing a Blaze, this is probably the best band you'll find unless you want to roll the dice on a metal one. I could see a metal one lasting longer, but of course you'll pay a premium for it. I'm going to try to prolong the life of my current band by wearing it at a different tightness each day (e.g. alternate between holes four and five), see if that helps slow down the wear and tear on the band.