I have been into smartwatches for a few years prior to the Apple Watch. I originally left the iPhone after 6 years to go with the Samsung Galaxy phones simply because I found Apple's screen too tiny. During that time I tried out two different Galaxy Gear watches. Their devices are very large/clunky. However, they did enable me to understand the need for and fall in love with smartwatch devices. Samsung's Android Wear relies on Google cards to alert their users of incoming information. Seems kind of archaic compared to what has just been introduced. Their newer Tizen devices have a different alert system, but I didn't like it as much. When Apple first announced their watch back in October of last year, I immediately dumped by Android phone and went with the new iPhone 6 plus. It was obvious to me that Apple had done their homework on smartwatches. Samsung was simply releasing as many watch iterations as they could hoping *something* would stick to the wall. I believe they created a confused market for anyone looking for a smartwatch. What Apple has done with their first watch is light years ahead of what Samsung had accomplished. Apple has given us a more beautiful device, with a better screen and UI. Of course, Samsung has accomplished the task of allowing their watch users to use their device untethered. Whether this is a big deal for Apple owners at the moment is yet to be seen, but I am assuming sooner or later there will be an untethered Apple Watch announced. In the meantime, from someone that has used other brands of smartwatches, I wholeheartedly feel that Apple has once again trumped the market!