Catalyst is an iPhone and iPad accessory manufacturer which is well known for its waterproof and rugged iPhone and iPad cases. Today, Catalyst is launching the Apple Watch case which is a real armor for Apple’s smartwatch. The Catalyst case for Apple Watch is waterproof while still offering access to the Apple Watch famous digital crown.
The waterproof and rugged Apple Watch case by Catalyst is built to the IP-68 standard. This means that you can go bathing with your Apple Watch on the wrist without going too deep under the water though. The IP standard says that 6 corresponds to its dust protection which is optimal. The 8 corresponds to the underwater resistance of the casing which says that the Catalyst Apple Watch case will resist diving more than 1 meter deep for 30 continuous minutes. In addition to that, Catalyst is pushing the resistance of its products forward with the military grade MIL-SPEC 810G. Needless to say that once protected by the Catalyst case, your Apple Watch will be indestructible. The Catalyst is the first rugged Apple Watch case.
This Apple Watch armor protects the integrity of your Apple Watch while giving you access to its user interface with a replicate digital crown and side button. This is going to be useful because without this, you would not be able to do anything at all. Catalyst doesn’t say though if the screen remains a sensitive touch screen and if we keep the Force Touch features.
The Apple Watch Catalyst case is available in white, black and grey with a little color touch. That’s a nice design. They are delivered with a 24mm wide nylon strapband and till now, Catalyst has only announced a case for the 42mm Apple Watch. I believe that according to this brand, the feminine audience of the 38mm Apple will not need such an adventure friendly case for its Apple Watch…
Catalyst opens preorders on their website for the Apple Watch rugged case which is sold USD 59.99. They will start shipping in November 2015.