Having used the Gear 2 and Apple Watch, the whole notched contact connection charging thing is more painful. I do agree about the watch bands. Just received a rubber watchband that cost me $14.95 from Amazon and works great as a workout band replacement. There are a couple of nice leather and metal replacements from third parties that seem like they are giving them away compared to how much Apple is charging for their bands. A complaint that he missed is that Huawei doesn't seem to be making replacement chargers yet, so you have to take care of the one you have.
I also replaced the Skymaster watch face with the Ranger watch face. The Ranger seems to work with the weather, has a compass, and can make the watch face that glow in the dark green.