I love my Asus Zenwatch 2. Unfortunately, it's getting a little cosmetically abused to the point that it's starting to bother me a little, so I'm thinking about upgrading. The obvious upgrade path is the Zenwatch 3, but it's missing some features I feel it should have (like being a little more water resistant than "Don't get me wet" and a heartbeat sensor is rather glaring omission for the 3rd model release), and then there's the stupid, proprietary band. Y'know, Asus did so well with the Zenwatch 2 band -- I have no idea why they botched the ZW3 band so badly. Basically, the ZW3 only comes with a leather band, and since the connection point for the band is so narrow (even though the band itself is rather wide), the only 3rd-party band you can use is literally the width of a bracelet. There's a successful kickstart campaign going for a ZW3 band adapter, but although it was supposed to be publicly available by now, it's still not. It's also not all that inexpensive, so the adapter and a metal band is significant cost, especially when it's "necessary" right out of the box, and the ZW3 isn't all that inexpensive of a watch (definitely not the great deal the ZW2 was). So, I started looking at other smartwatches. I quickly disregarded anything from Samsung (kinda tired of Samsung's proprietary everything -- their watches aren't even AndroidWear). I always liked the original Huawei Watch, but it's not an upgrade since it's older tech than the ZW2. Initially I didn't like the Huawei Watch 2, because they went totally "casual/sport" with the design (plastic/rubber everywhere!) rather than anything remotely dressy. However, considering the amount of abuse my Zenwatch 2 has taken just with daily use, I'm starting to reconsider to the point that I think a more casual or sport design might actually be better for me. I'm a retired network engineer/stay-at-home dad -- I don't really need a dressy watch. Just as I was coming to this conclusion, I noticed that Huawei released the Watch 2 Classic, which is a dressier metal version of their original Watch 2. It's fairly new, so it's $100 more than the original Watch 2. I might wait for it to go down in price, but I also can't help thinking that something more casual would do me better. The main reason I have a smartwatch is for exercise/health monitoring, which means sweat, which is specifically not dressy. The good news is that whether I choose Watch 2 or the Watch 2 Classic, they tech specs are identical. I highly suspect the thriftiness in me will win out, and I'll end up with the more casual Watch 2. As usual, I'm turning to my Brighthand peeps for their opinions on the matter.