Situations where it pays to be a Samsung person: Waiting for new releases to go on sale.
While Apple devotees probably won't see a sale on the Apple Watch Series 4 for months, Best Buy has the just-released-in-September Galaxy Watches for $50 off — the first time we've seen them on sale since Black Friday.
"Galaxy" is a powerful name previously only associated with Samsung's flagship phones — so you know you're about to be impressed when they finally allow a smartwatch into the club.
The Galaxy Watch's exterior takes after a traditional analog timepiece, but there's nothing traditional about its abilities. Track your health and heart activity in major detail, get a detailed picture of your sleep habits, and stay on top of your daily schedule and reminders via the display — just as you would with a smart home device.
Speaking of smart home devices, you can also control those right from your watch.
The sAMOLED display is always on and adjusts to daylight or darkness, so the time is always available without a button. This also means that apps like Spotify, Uber, Samsung Pay, and more are readily accessible to keep you moving without messing around. (iOS support isn't great here, so if you're an Apple person, you should stay there for now.)
With up to five days of battery life, 39 fitness activities to measure, and a 5 ATM water resistance rating, there's virtually nowhere that it can't accompany you — and that's the peace of mind that a smartwatch should give you.