Apple ranks highest among manufacturers of smartwatches according to the J.D. Power 2016 Smartwatch Device Satisfaction Report released Tuesday.

The report measures overall satisfaction with smartwatches among customers who purchased a smartwatch device within the past 12 months and examines satisfaction across 11 factors (listed in order of importance): Ease of use, comfort, battery life, phone features, price, strength/durability, display size, styling/appearance, reliability, apps available, and customer service.”

Apple, with a top J.D. Power 5 Power Cycle Rating ranks highest in customer satisfaction (852) with smartwatches and performs particularly well in comfort, styling/appearance and ease of use beating distant second place Samsung (2 Power Cycle Rating, 842, 5 points below average).

J.D. Power 2016 Smartwatch Device Satisfaction Report

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The 2016 Smartwatch Device Satisfaction Report is based on responses from 2,696 respondents who purchased a smartwatch within the past 12 months.

Source: J.D. Power

MacDailyNews Take: Total dominance for Apple Watch. With Apple Watch scoring so high, all others are simply below average (as you’d expect from a bunch of stupidwatches) – and all this before watchOS 3 improves the Apple Watch user experience immensely!

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Albert P.” for the heads up.]