Mi Band Emergency Strap

Introduction: Mi Band Emergency Strap

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Your Mi band strap broke today and you don't have a replacement, even though you were sure to add 3 of them to your cart months ago to avoid this exact predicament. Trust me I know the feeling. Either you want to create a temporary or even permanent replacement to your beloved fitness device. You've come to the right place. Let's go over the simple tools you'd need for this quick fix:


  • nail
  • pliers
  • string (yarn, nylon cord, etc.)
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • broken band

Step 1:

If you still have some of the original strap intact, keep it that way. Trim both ends to make it aesthetically pleasing. Reserving about 1 to ½ in free. Take the device out of the strap, if you haven't done so already. Use the nail to punch a hole at the top and bottom of the trimmed ends.

Step 2:

When cutting the string, make sure to measure the length so you can easily bring the device up to your face to read when wearing as a necklace.

Thread the yarn into the needle. A metal needle will be the best option here as there will be a lot of force applied. Make sure the needle has a blunt edge. Safety people!

Step 3:

There's two ways to thread the string. The first; the necklace method consists of threading both end of the strings and pulling both through the punched holes. A loop will be created and the Mi Band will hang vertically.

The second; a bit more straightforward, consists of threading only one end of the string through both punched holes. This will result in a horizontal display, similar to a wristwatch.

TIP: If you can get your hands on a 12 to 18mm (width) strap, simply elongate the punched hole (stab the nail repeatedly along a path to create a slit. Or simply use an X-ACTO knife to carefully carve a slit). Wear it on your wrist like before.

Tie off the ends and wear to your heart's content 😜☺️

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