The folks at Consumer Reports showed they are very impartial when it comes to reviewing Apple products after refusing to recommend the iPhone 4 back in 2010. As a result, one can expect an unbiased analysis of the Apple Watch from the guys.
According to their latest review, the Apple Watch fared better than competing smartwatches in multiple durability tests.
From Consumer Reports:
As part of our durability testing, we run all smartwatches through a scratch-resistance test with a series of picks calibrated to the Mohs scale, which uses 10 minerals of increasing hardness as reference points. As we’ve reported previously, the stainless-steel Apple Watch, with its sapphire crystal face, was a standout in this test. It survived a number 9 Mohs pick (just below diamond hardness) and earned an excellent score. The Apple Watch Sport with an Ion-X glass face, along with other watches sporting Gorilla Glass, scored slightly lower in this test.