I haven't worn a watch in well over 10 years, and I am extremely aware of it on my arm. I feel like gollum when Sam and Frodo tried to tie a rope to him. It burns! It freezes! Seriously though, it's pretty uncomfortable. I've tried various band tightness levels but it may just be something I have to live with until I get used to it. Would a band like the Milanese be any better than the sport in this regard?