I have a repair for those of you with Band 2’s with split straps.
30mm shrink tube.
I bought the following shrink tube assortment.
The 30mm shrink tube is big enough to fit over the band clasps and shrinks down tight enough to support the split strap and being black it is not that noticeable. I don’t yet know how it will hold up over time but I have plenty extra to repair it again should it fail or if it gets too grimy.
Here’s a picture of a repaired Band 2 and some pieces of shrink tube.
FYI – this is my second Band 2 which I applied the fix prophylactically. My first one’s strap split after just under a year, I returned to my local MS Store, they had no replacement Band 2’s in stock and did not know if they would be receiving any more. They gave me a MS gift card for the retail value of the Band 2. I’m saving that in hope for the rumored Surface Phone.