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Olympus Floating Wrist Strap (Yellow)

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Product Highlights
  • Holds a Point & Shoot Camera
  • Straps onto Your Arm
  • Foam Floats in Water
  • Easy to Spot Color

The Floating Wrist Strap from Olympus is yellow and made to keep your waterproof point and shoot camera afloat and easy to find in the water. The colored strap is easy to see in pools, lakes or oceans. It provides surfers, kayakers and other active swimmers with the ability to strap the camera to their arm, freeing their hands when not taking photos.

To attach the strap to the side of your camera, detach the end loop clip, thread it through the camera lug and re-attach the clip to the strap. Compatible with any point and shoot underwater camera with a side lug.

Material Foam, nylon covering
Attachment Method End-loop clip

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OlympusFloating Wrist Strap (Yellow)
 
4.5

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well padded (28)
  • Comfortable (25)
  • Strong construction (21)
  • Adjustable (20)
  • Does not chafe (11)

Cons

  • Difficult to attach (3)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Comfort (15)
  • Supporting camera (12)
  • Snorkeling (9)
  • Lake (7)
  • Swimming pool (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (21), Casual photographer (15), Enthusiast (5), Casual user (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Olympus got the highest score

I purchased 3 floating camera straps - the Vivatar, the Olympus and the Chums -since they were all pretty inexpensive and they all seemed to have good reviews and bad reviews. After trying...Read complete review

I purchased 3 floating camera straps - the Vivatar, the Olympus and the Chums -since they were all pretty inexpensive and they all seemed to have good reviews and bad reviews. After trying out all 3 I decided the Olympus will go with me on my next snorkeling adventure with my new Nikon Coolpix AW100 (which I absolutely love but that's for another review). Here are my observations on all three straps. I ordered all 3 in yellow – the Vivatar was a kind of dingy orangish yellow while the other two were a bright yellow which I felt would be easier to spot so score 1 for Olympus and Chums. The Vivatar and Olympus both were easy to dry off while the Chums is made of a kind of spongy material which doesn't dry off right away so score one for Vivatar and Olympus. The Olympus and Chums fit my wrist very nicely where as I wasn't quite sure how to attach the Vivatar to my person. I thought the Olympus when it was cinched up fit my wrist especially well so score two for Olympus and one for Chums. A side note here – I have an average man's size hands whereas my wife has long slender hands. The Olympus slid right off of her hand even when it was cinched up so the Chums might actually work better for her. The Olympus and the Chums both seemed more buoyant than the Vivatar. The Vivatar failed the bathtub test – filling my bathtub to the top and dropping the strap into the water attached to the Nikon (it's a Jacuzzi tub so it's fairly deep). The Nikon was actually resting on the bottom of the tub with the Vivatar whereas it was not touching with the other two straps. The Vivatar was holding up one end of the camera so I suspect in deeper waters it would keep the camera floating but I don't know that for sure. Score one apiece for the Olympus and the Chums. One final observation – and this one is a little subjective. The Olympus just seemed better constructed with more durable parts and connections than the other two. Score one point for Olympus. Final score => Vivatar – 1 point, Olympus – 6 points, Chums – 3 points. Hope this is helpful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Trusting it works

Bought for use with my Olympus 770SW
Haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it came recommended to keep the camera afloat if I lose contact with my camera.
That...Read complete review

Bought for use with my Olympus 770SW
Haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it came recommended to keep the camera afloat if I lose contact with my camera.
That is likely, as it is not quite small enough for a small hand and wrist.

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3.0

Good for the purpose, but a bit bulky

By 1Gal2Islands

from Staten Island, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Well Padded

Cons

  • Too bulky

Best Uses

    Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Yellow):

    In or around the water when using my Olympus Stylus Tough point 'n shoot.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Floating Wrist Strap (Orange) by Olympus

    By Kraken

    from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Does not Chafe
    • Strong Construction
    • Well Padded

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • On Trips And Around Water

      Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Orange):

      I took this floating wrist strap on my new Olympus Tough on a 2 week small ship trip, and found it comfortable and useful. I could take the camera outside on slippery decks and feel secure I would not loose the camera. The bright orange helped me find the camera as I tend to leave things lying around. The floating nature of the strap is useful around water. I am now taking it along on a canoe trip in the Philippine Islands. A useful travel item.

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      • No

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      5.0

      For a peace of mind

      By DP

      from Chino Hills

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Easily Identified
        • Floats

        Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Orange):

        I bought this for my new Olympus TG3 so that I don't have to worry about dropping the camera into the water accidentally. The bright orange color will certainly help locating it. It's somewhat bulky(expected to be so for the needed buoyancy) but it fits comfortably on my wrist.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great product!

        By Nj

        from St. Louis

        Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Orange):

        Used this for my GoPro and it worked well.

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        5.0

        Great Case!

        By lri

        from Philadelphia, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Orange):

        Great case, exactly what I was looking for

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        5.0

        Functional, but a little bulky

        By Paul B

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Too bulky

        Best Uses

        • Snorkeling
        • Underwater Photography

        Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Orange):

        This strap does its job, but its a little bulky. Most waterproof cameras are small and light, so it seems like a thinner wrist strap would serve just as well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Worked Like A Charm

        By GABMFT

        from Orlando

        Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Red):

        We put this on our Olympus Camera and took it to the Keys. Worked great and it's big enough you can put it around your wrist.

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        5.0

        Whatever floats your boat

        By Isaac

        from West tx

        Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Red):

        Bought my wife a fairly expensive all season underwater camera. Didn't thing of needing a float strap but after almost losing the camera we realized bad things could happen as we passed the camera back and forth. A simple product. It floats. As simple as that. More than enough bouncy to support the weigh of the camera. Bright red matches the camera so wive loves it.

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        4.0

        great for snorkelling

        By sea girl

        from s Florida

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Does not Chafe
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Padded

        Cons

        • Difficult to Attach

        Best Uses

          Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Orange):

          When shooting in or around the water, this strap lets the camera float to the surface if you should let go of the strap. Ideal for those of us who have had to free dive to the bottom to retrieve a camera we dropped!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By KD

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Underwater

            Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Yellow):

            Used this strap during a Grand Canyon rafting trip. I was originally reluctant to purchase because of the bulkiness of the floatation. However I knew this feature was a priority so bought the product regardless. I appreciate that you have the option to detach the floatation component when not needed. The floatation proved to support the weight of the camera but does not hinder your ability to use the camera under water. Pleased w/ this product and would highly recommend. Worth the price.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Different end loop clip

            By Philm&Fotos

            from Kenosha, WI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Interchangability

            Best Uses

            • Comfort

            Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Pink):

            Purchased the pink to save a few dollars thinking I could just replace the end loop clip that finally broke off the orange strap. The clip diameters are different and do not match, so now I have pink. It does the job and I knocked a star for not being able to swap wrist straps.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Use for anuthing that needs to float

            By Mad Scientist

            from Reading, PA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • A bit bulky

            Best Uses

            • Supporting Camera

            Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Orange):

            Using them on three waterproof cameras and a GPS.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            not made for smaller wrists or arms

            By Cherrie

            from New York

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Red):

                  It works great but far too big for my wrist or arm.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Works great in pool, need try in ocean.

                  By Geemz

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Spot In Water

                  Cons

                  • Loose On The Wrist
                  • Not Very Attractive

                  Best Uses

                  • Supporting Camera

                  Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Orange):

                  I was hesitant about buying because of the color, but I'm going to be swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, so I decided the bright color would probably work best in case I drop my camera. I have a Nikon AW100. I tested the strap at a water park wave pool. We were throwing the camera back and forth, and the strap kept it afloat very well. Reason I gave only 4 stars is because it's a little loose on my wrist. It made it kind of difficult to swim around, as I was always cautious of the strap. At least it floated really well.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  works well

                  By Dad

                  from New York

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Pink):

                        Works as advertised. Keeps pink Nikon coolpix S31 afloat.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Nice Floatable Strap

                        By Doublehelix3216

                        from Indianapolis, IN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Does not Chafe
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Red):

                          This strap is a total life saver! I used it with my new Olympus TG-2 P&S underwater camera, and it actually floats when using this strap. There were no worries when using this strap whatsoever.

                          It is comfortable, although a bit large, but it has to be in order to support the weight. It is also easily detachable, so I was easily able to swap straps depending on need.

                          Great product that works as advertised. Highly recommended.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Well worth it.

                          By HerMan

                          from Miami

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Does not Chafe
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Red):

                              I was so glad I bought this strap. I didn't have any worries about losing my waterproof camera so it was always accessible for my 10 day sailing and snorkeling trip.
                              Some reviewers have mentioned that the strap is big but I have big hands so it wasn't a problem. Even if you have small hands, the point of the strap is to keep your camera from falling to the bottom of the ocean and it works incredibly well for that.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works great.

                              By Frank

                              from Toms River, NJ

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Loss prevention

                                Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Orange):

                                Connected this to my Nikon AW100 camera and had it floating around in the pool all week. Kept the camera afloat so we always knew where it was. The quick disconnect clip comes in handy when you want to just take the camera with you.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Strap

                                By CWatsonJr

                                from Piru, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Supporting Camera

                                    Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Red):

                                    We purchased this camera strap for our Nikon S30 waterproof camera and it worked great. We took it out when we went surfing and the strap kept it afloat perfectly.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    A must for an underwater camera

                                    By DDD

                                    from F. Lauderdale, FL

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable
                                    • Well Padded

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Floating Wrist Strap (Red):

                                        Used this floatstrap on a non-olympus underwater camera and works fantastic. With the strap attached I can relax and never again have to worry about losing my camera in the water. It floats on the surface.

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                                        • No

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