So when the Apple watch first came out, I was mildly disappointed and certainly had little interest in it. It was expensive and didn't really see a whole lot of use case. All the smartwatch junk I see as unnecessary. I basically dismissed it, but decided that I'd reconsider it at Gen2. Prior to the apple watch annoucement, I had intentionally referained from looking at or considering any kind of watch, because I wanted to see what Apple came out with. Now over the past few days I've been looking at various fitness gps watches for tracking my runs. This is my primary use case at the moment. But all of them seem to have something lacking. Can't listen to music. Can't sync with my phone. Need to hook usb to computer to download data. Not great UI. And to top it all off most of the one's I'd be most interested in are in the $250-$300 range anyway. Now when I look back at the Apple watch it immediately looks so much more appealing. Listen to music through bluetooth. Monitors steps/altitude. Beautiful screen and UI. Immediately syncs with my iPhone for more detailed views/manipulation of data. never have to plug into a computer. cool charging. reminder to stand up and move every hour. Limitless capability with 3rd party fitness apps... And THEN I add in all the smartwatch type features. That's just the icing on the cake of my fitness device. When I look at it through this lens, it seems much more appealing. The biggest downfall in my eyes is the lack of GPS... It's hard to be an ideal running companion without GPS. I completely understand why it's not included (battery drain), but with GPS I think the Apple watch would be perfect. However, I could possibly live without GPS (for now, I'm definitely expecting it for gen2 or 3) as long as the motion tracker is accurate enough for runs... I think I'll probably just end up getting a cheapish GPS watch to tide me over to the gen 2 or 3 Apple watch... but being up on this fence about getting the apple watch is not a location I expected myself to be in. So what do you all think? Does looking at it this way change your thoughts? Or does anyone have any good gps watch recommendations to help tide me over?