my original band broke after about 3 years of heavy use so this one took its place. I got the violet crush color and love it, much more so than the original. It has an extra reinforcing strap and is much sleeker looking. Installation isn't too hard as long as you have the right tools. The reason behind the 4 star review is one of the screws that came with it was already stripped so I'll just have to get in touch with Suunto. Other than that this strap is great!