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Sony's Wena Wrist straps are the modular solution to your smartwatch woes

The straps come in two versions: One with GPS and heart-rate monitoring for the more active user, and a metal version for those who like their wristwear snazzy.

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Sony's Wena Wrist straps can be attached to almost any watch out there, providing the watch face has an 18, 20 or 22mm attachment. They're designed to bring high-tech features to traditional watches, so you don't have to give up your treasured timepiece for a smartwatch.

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The Wena Wrist Pro is the more expensive of the two options, and comes in black and silver.

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The Wena Wrist Active is for sporty watch wearers and includes GPS tracking and heartrate monitoring.

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Either you can choose to attach the strap to a watch of your own, or choose from a selection of watch faces made by Sony.

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Sony's selection of faces includes mechanical, solar and quartz options.

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The tech is concentrated in the clasp of the strap.

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A subtle screen displays basic notifications from your phone.

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When it's not displaying notifications, it isn't obvious the Wena Wrist even has a screen.

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Both watch straps also allow you to make contactless payments when you're on the move.

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But the Wena Wrist Sport has superior activity tracking.

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You can even use the strap as a standalone activity tracker, if you'd prefer not to go running wearing a full watch.

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The Wena Wrist Active comes with an easy-release mechanism to make it easy to switch between modes.

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