Re: Less is more?
Good points, Shane-- sort of what I was getting at with Item 9, and the point about ecosystem evolution. Microsoft seems to be focused mostly on a Health platform that's part of an emerging "analytics-as-a-service" branch of Azure. Apple, in contrast, seems focused on an app ecosystem that includes a health platform as one of its elements. There are overlaps in these approaches, but there are also important distinctions in philosophy.
That said, I'm not sure if the Apple Watch will feel bloated. No one outside Cupertino has really spent much time using the apps, so we can't fully judge yet if Apple is loading up our wrists with useless functions, or if they've actually created a viable new UI models, just as they did with iOS. Even so, I like Microsoft's focus and aggressive price. I'm certainly tempted to give Band a try.