I was an early adopter of Apple Watch. I loved replying to texts from my wrist. I loved the clock layout of upcoming precipitation percentages. I like to run and last summer Apple Watch served me well because I always have my phone along on runs anyway. Then something bad happened in the fall. As the weather got cool enough for me to wear long sleeves, I found out how bad an idea it is to have a touchscreen on a sports watch. My sleeves were putting my Apple Watch into unknown modes, stopping, resetting my run stats and otherwise distracting me from enjoying my running. Then my sweaty fingers were inept at getting the thing into the correct mode without stopping and focusing on the freaking watch. I bought a Garmin FR220 before running my first marathon. I wore both the Garmin and my AW sport for that marathon. At the end of the race my Garmin showed 26.7 miles because I forgot to stop it at the finish line, but it had all my data. The AW? Its battery died and I lost everything. I had nothing to show for my marathon but 64 thousand freaking steps. No pace. No time. Nothing. I decided to stop wearing my AW for running. Fast forward a year. I've now run three marathons and I've worn a Garmin for all of them. After my third marathon, I decided to reward myself with an upgraded Garmin that features a wrist based heart rate sensor. I had been wearing an awful uncomfortable "bra-like" strap for heart rate and I hated being bothered with it. Not only was it uncomfortable, I had to put electrode gel on the thing for it to work in cold weather and low humidity. My Garmin FR 235 has worked great for running but I was still wearing it only for running and wearing my AW for everything else. I found out about an improved way to set training heart rate that involves resting heart rate. My resting heart rate was the sole province of my AW. Then I noticed how badly health kit is at reporting data. Wow. Just. Plain. Awful. All I want is resting heart rate. I don't want to have to download a third party app to comb through data and post process it to figure out resting heart rate. So I stopped wearing my AW and I wear my Garmin full time. I found out my resting HR gets down to 35 some mornings. Using this information, which was not readily available from the AW I had worn for over a year, I was able to adjust my training regimen. Garmin software can really be awful at times. Their iOS app is clunky and their web site is marginally stable at best. Yesterday I went for a run and my Garmin was putting up displays for incoming calls from my iPhone. I've since disabled all its smartwatch features! When I'm running, I don't need no stinking phone calls or texts. When I'm running, it's my time. When I glance at my wrist I want to see distance, total elapsed time and current split pace. Nothing. Else. What.So.Ever. This is where an "auto DoNotDisturb while running" setting could have come in handy. I really like Apple software (in general) better than Garmin but as a person who wants to focus when I run, I'd rather have mediocre software targeted at runners than excellent software targeted at smartwatch wearers. I'm probably going to un-pair my AW from my iPhone 6 and I'll be putting it up for sale before the new one gets announced in the coming month(s). I don't think I'll be going back to AW even if a future version gets GPS. Unless Apple goes out and simply buys Garmin or Polar, I don't trust them to figure out running watches for a long, long time.