Perhaps the most crucial element of wearable computers, in fact all mobile devices, is the cloud. People are overlooking the incredible infrastructure that will be necessary to support true mobility. Apple has established a presence in the cloud, and it has the resources to dominate it, to an extent that Samsung can only watch. Samsung will remain a follower, and may even be forced to eat Apple's breadcrumbs.
Everything about the two companies is a study in opposites. Samsung kowtows to the mobile carrier, and spends huge money trying to figure out what customers want. This is not leading, this is an exercise in mediocrity - people don't know what they want. Apple dictates the carrier relationship, and directs people to the future, and they love Apple for it. People want to be shown the light, they want simplicity, they want beauty and form that follows function. They trust Apple to do the right thing. It's understandable that there's such a rivalry among fans of the two companies. It's natural for people to take sides, and emotionally invest in their champion. Once invested, it's easy to be encouraged by a blow from your side, hoping this might be the knockout punch. And then there are those naturally inclined to root for the underdog, it arouses their sense of fairness and justice; there's pride in standing behind the one who must exert more effort, it seems virtuous. But this is a delusion.