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Average Customer Review: Suunto Rubber Watch Strap Kit Black for T6, X6, S6 & X6HR 5 Reviews
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Reviewer: Gavin, Grantown on Spey (17-1-2013)
I'm on my 5th wrist strap for a Suunto X6HR that I've had for about 8 years. The design of this latest strap has changed slightly from previous versions. It seems to be made from two different rubber compounds, has larger holes in the strap, has a larger yet flatter buckle, and a strap holder that catches spare strap to make it more secure. The extra holes in the strap help ventilate it, making it more comfortable than earlier versions. The lower profile buckle seems to get caught less on clothing too. I hope the new rubber will be more fatigue resistant and the strap will last longer than previous versions, but Iím already pleased that itís more comfy and less noticeable than previous straps.
Reviewer: Dane Maslen, Woking (13-9-2012)
I bought this after the original on my X6 had broken, something that other reviews suggest will happen with this replacement too. I found it less fiddly to attach than I had expected (getting the old strap off was much harder!). The loop is designed so that it stays in place, thereby keeping the end of the strap under control. This is a great improvement on the original X6 strap where the loop was very loose. The main criticism I have is that the catch is difficult to undo unless one bends the strap very sharply. Perhaps this explains why other reviewers have found the strap to be disappointingly short-lived.
Reviewer: Steffan Davies, Leeds (28-10-2011)
Ordered as a replacement for the X6HR. It isn't the same as the previous straps (packaging suggests that it is the T6 strap). However it fits well and I think that it is actually better designed that the old X6BR strap (it did seem to wear out pretty quickly).
All in all pretty happy and it arrived quickly as normal.
Reviewer: James Noad, Baydon (23-8-2011)
Difficult to say much a watch strap itself "comfortable and it fits"! To change the strap on the watch I used a "spring bar" tool (about £4) to compress the fitting which attaches the strap to the watch body. This tool probably makes the job a lot less fiddly.
Reviewer: Stephen Cooper, Southampton (8-7-2010)
I purchased the X6 strap to replace the original Suunto rubber strap. The quality is ok, although after a year or two the retaining strap tidy splits (this seems to be common on the Suunto rubber straps) and then due to the constant bending, the strap begins to split. This is disappointing on a £200+ watch, although the replacement via FaceWest was cheap and simple to fit (pins supplied, you just need a small flat screwdriver to remove the old pins). Overall a good quality watch, just slightly let down by the quality of the strap; although I guess you could replace with a standard Suunto metal strap from elsewhere in the range.
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