I bought mine 4 days ago and have enjoyed in a lot. I have used several smart watches. The Pebble, Moto 360 and a few Samsung ones including the Gear S. Have been a long time Android fan and user I really enjoyed the smart watch experience. I love both platforms for different reasons and each has a different perspective on how a smart watch is presented.
I switched back to iPhone 3 months ago (6+) and was hesitant to get the watch. I heard many opinions and reasons that Android Wear was better. I'm not sure I agree after this short period. A few reasons, one the notifications are just as good if not a tad better. Two, apps. You have access to compatible apps on your watch. Something Android Wear is missing. Sure there are some app but not many third party one that provide info. I really like to be able to lift my wrist and get info I want in a matter of seconds without getting my phone out and getting on with what I'm doing. Plus when watch OS 2.0 hit they will be natively on the watch making them much faster. Three, support, as much as I love Android developers support iOS much better and more frequently.
Plus the experience has been fun and the watch is pretty cool and fits well. I have the black sport model.
The future. I'm sure Apple will continue its growth and with native apps and more watch faces Apple Watch will be a cool tech item to use for a long time. Whether it is necessary, that is up to the user. I find it a great addition to my tech line up.
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