Apr 11th, 2014

samsung gear fit ifixit teardown

If you haven’t been drowned by the tidal wave of teardowns as of late and you are planning to buy the newly-launched Samsung Gear Fit, you might be interested in the result of iFixIt’s latest tinkering. The Gear Fit was stripped down to its core, giving us a look at how Samsung was able to pack all of that computing goodness inside a small strip.

The good news is that battery replacement should be as easy as one, two, three for those who aren’t afraid enough to do that themselves. The display can also be replaced with a bit of careful work. Unfortunately that’s as far as the device goes.

There’s little modularity to be had, with components being soldered to the motherboard. This is typical of any device this small, though, so we can’t say that comes as a surprise.

samsung gear fit teardown 2


All of that came together to make a score of about 6/10 on the repairability scale, with 10 being easiest to fix up. Be sure to check the full teardown at the source, and find the Gear 2 teardown here if you want to see how it stacks up to its big brother.

[via iFixIt]

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