I bought this strap for my watch because I got bored of the factory fitted black one and what a difference it made! It made the watch look completely different and the quality is typical to what you would expect from Suunto. I was concerned that the flat rubber against my skin would cause a lot of sweat but it doesn't. It has a matt finish to it and not that cheap shiny rubbery look. I would definitely recommend this strap to anyone that wants to change the look of their Suunto Core! Credit to Sweatband as well for the speedy delivery over the festive season.