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What I'm Wearing: The watches and accessories on our wrists this week

What's made it onto our wrists this week?

Well look at you, aren't you ravishing today? We're so glad you've tuned back in to another week of What I'm Wearing.

We're always putting something new on our wrists, from the latest fitness tracker to the newest smartwatch – and everything in between. As we're putting all the latest accessories and watch faces through the wringer, we sometimes decide to give you a sneak peek at what's coming down the pike.

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Not only that, we're always on the lookout for more. Know of a comfortable band, or hilariously weird watch face? Hit us up at [email protected]. You could see it in this space in the future.

Husain is wearing the Apple Watch Series 3 with Catalyst sports band

If you're going to use your Apple Watch for any kind of exercise, a breathable watch band is an absolute must. I've been sporting the Catalyst sport band for the past week and it's been a solid performer thus far.

Catalyst is going with triangle-based perforations here. While that helps make it breathable, it also makes it look better than other breathable bands. Those other bands often opt for circular perforations, which make it look like a piece of cheese on your wrist. This band looks a little more industrial and rugged; it's nice.

What really fascinates me about Catalyst's sports band is the clasp. As with other perforated bands, you're going to get a lot of different options for where to insert the clasp, which is also triangle-based so that it can fit into the perforations. On the other side is an oval clasp, which latches in to the loop for even more security. You definitely won't feel like the Catalyst will pop off.

Catalyst has thus far managed to put together a comfortable, breathable watch strap that's handled my sweaty runs with aplomb. I am keen to take it on something a little more adventurous though, as the army green colour mine came in looks like the sport band Bear Grylls would opt for.

Mike is wearing the Kronaby Sekel 41 Steel

What I'm Wearing: The watches and accessories on our wrists this week

It's not much of a secret at Wareable HQ that I'm a bit of a fan of Kronaby's hybrid smartwatches. Most of the time I have a sports watch around my wrist, but when I don't and I have to smarten up the attire, it's this beaut that I'll go for.

I had the Sekel from Kronaby's last collection, but I'm a sucker for this blue metal plated dial that's just a good match for the stainless steel case. I'm normally not one for metal statement watches like this, but it's a smallish 41mm case that doesn't feel overly brash or showy. At least for me, anyway.

What I'm Wearing: The watches and accessories on our wrists this week

Don't get me wrong, I do like reading my notifications and seeing my more serious fitness data pretty much all of the time. But it's nice every now and then to pare things back a bit, and I feel like that's what I get with watches like Kronaby's. It's like going back to wearing a watch I only use to tell the time, but still getting a little nudge when a message or notification does come through on my phone.


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