I find the extra long strap as a fun accessory. I can wrap the band as many times as I need (~2 times) and then it fits nicely. Because of the wrapping it looks like a bracelet too, so I don't have to worry about accessorizing.
My only complaint, is that now after 2, 3 years the tip of the strap is breaking. and I am having a hard time finding a replacement band! I can probably just trim it off, but I really wish I could just replace it.