Mark Gurman was a guest on the http://www.resolvepodcast.com podcast talking about Watch. He's still skeptical how successful this product will be but he did share some interesting tidbits: There is a dedicated team inside Apple just working on Watch. They poached some iOS and Mac engineers but they're dedicated to the Watch. They've also hired a lot of people onto the team. Gurman was surprised at how much customization is available via the companion app. He also said that Apple went "all out" with the first generation waiting to release until they could get everything out at once. He says its a new product built from the ground up. He says it doesn't look like a product that took only 2-3 years to build it looks like something that took much longer (and probably would have had they used iPhone resources). Gurman thinks the heart rate sensor will be more accurate than other wearables on the market. He says its unprecedented in the industry how much work Apple put into the sensor. Definitely gives the impression that Apple isn't going to just throw a bunch of sensors into the device (ala Microsoft Band) whether they're very accurate or not. My guess is we'll get more sensors over time but only when Apple can guarantee a high level of accuracy. Apple was having lots of issues with battery life. The inductive charger was supposed to be plastic but they switched to metal. They had problems with how long the battery would last on a charge and how long it took to charge the device. I really hope they were able to solve for these issues by the time the device is released. Gurman also thinks there will be another event to launch the watch as there's so much Apple didn't talk about at the September event. He also thinks Apple would use the event to have 3rd party developers talk about what they've developed for the watch. The Mac Observer also posted a rumor about a possible HomeKit launch soon. Perhaps Apple would tie that into an Watch event. I know there are a lot of skeptics and the device may not be a run away hit right away but I just have a feeling this device is going to be more impressive than people think.