I would consider myself open minded when it comes to technology - especially when it comes to the whole Apple vs. Android debate. I've owned the Pebble Steel, Moto 360, Gear, Gear 2, Gear S, LG Urbane and now the Apple Watch. Other than the Apple Watch, my favorite devices were the Pebble Steel (for ruggedness and battery), LG Urbane (for looks) and Gear S (for functionality). So I went ahead and swapped out my S6 Edge for an iPhone and picked up a SS 42 Link and here are some of my thoughts on why I dig the Apple Watch vs Android Wear... - Better build quality. For example the Moto 360 is nice, but its just a plastic watch surrounded by a metal ring. You won't find a cracked plastic backplate on the Apple Watch. *Cough moto* - Higher quality apps. Developers are cranking out new apps daily. - Ability to customize clock features on the watch itself. (Time, weather, battery, etc.) - Ability to control your iPhone camera remotely out of the box - Ability to use your watch to make mobile payments via NFC (Apple Pay). Also works without an iphone, data connection or bluetooth. - Ability to play audio clips and video received through iMessage - Ability to place and receive calls. Tizen does, but not Android Wear offerings. - Best implementation of fitness tracking - Ability to store your favorite photo album (75mb or 500 photos) - Force Touch - Taptic Engine - Accurate gyro. I've rarely needed to move my wrist more than once to get the screen to come on. - Handoff. Open an email on your watch and access it as soon as you pick up your iPhone. - Apple Watch has 8 GB of storage vs. 4 on most Android Wear devices. - Support. If you have a problem you can go directly to the Apple Store vs. shipping your watch off. - Notifications arent duplicated. The Apple watch knows if its off your wrist or if youre looking at your phone. - I no longer have to deal with "Unfortunately, XXXXXXX has stopped" messages that routinely popped up on my Android Wear devices. What are your favorite features?