iFixit guys are known to dismantle tech gadgets and now they have torn apart the Samsung Gear Fit. The Gear Fit is a fitness tracker smartwatch having a 1.84-inch curved AMOLED touchscreen with 432 x 128 pixels resolution.
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iFixit has given 6 out of 10 points to Samsung Gear Fit for reparability, which is less than that of Samsung’s Gear 2 (8/10) but slightly better than Galaxy S5 (5/10). Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch got a notable score of 8 out of 10, meaning it is quite easily repairable. In comparison, Samsung Galaxy S5 scored only 5 out of 10 thereby indicating that it can’t be repaired that easily.
Samsung Gear Fit tear-down reveals that is it more difficult to disassemble as compared to Gear 2 because its parts are held together by glue instead of screws which can be easily removed. However, when the Gear Fit is opened, its curved AMOLED display comes out easily enough.
The display encasing holds the mainframe of the device and its battery. This is a curved battery and difficult to remove. The battery is placed below the motherboard and can be removed only after first dismantling the motherboard and then prying it lose.
You can check out the step by step tear down process at the iFixit site by clicking the link.