The Samsung Gear Fit torn down by iFixit for your pleasure, see what's inside the wearable
Unlike the Gear 2, the Gear Fit appears to be a little harder to tamper with - it is not assembled with screws, as Samsung opted to use adhesives in order to put the wearable together. Fortunately, the curved AMOLED display of the device is easily accessible, as it's the first thing that comes out when you open the Gear Fit. The encasing of the display holds both the battery and the mainframe of the Samsung Gear Fit. Alas, the curved battery is not as easily accessible as the one found in the Gear 2. In order to get to it, you'll need to disassemble the mainboard and pry it off of the wearable, which is a rather cumbersome task.
iFixit awards Samsung's fitness tracker with a repairability score of 6 out of 10 – lower than the Gear 2 smartwatch, yet a tad higher than the Samsung Galaxy S5. You can check out our review of the Gear Fit here.
Samsung Gear Fit teardown
1. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Give me a metal version that is slightly thinner and a little wider and works with all Android phones and I will buy one. Having a mic and speaker would be nice to.
2. rihel_95 (Posts: 220; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
I conclude that we can have flexible screen, batteries, but no yet the circuit itself. Circuit is broken and joined as we can see. It would be awsome if we see advancements to this level.
3. marbovo (Posts: 655; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Humm, I didn't know they could put chips on both side of silicon plate... I think I am a little outdated... lol