LG G Watch torn down by iFixit, it's (almost) a child's play to get it repaired

LG's first Android Wear smartwatch, the G Watch, is already available through select retailers across the globe, as well as through Google Play. We already showed you a brief teardown of the wrist-worn device previously, which gave us a little more insight about the hardware components that make the G Watch click and tick, but now it's time to take a look at the repairability of the wearable.

Thus, it comes to no surprise that the folks over at iFixit have subjected LG's G Watch to a thorough teardown and have cracked it open. It appears that it is downright easy to open and access all of the components of the smartwatch. Of course, this allows users to easily repair the G Watch, provided that they have  the right set of tools at their disposal. Thus, iFixit gives the LG G Watch a repairability score of 9 out of 10, which is quite an impressive result. Its direct rival, the Samsung Gear Live, received 8 out of 10 points for repairability.

You can check out our full review of LG's Android Wear-powered G Watch here.


source: iFixit

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4 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

We'll it even looks like a child's toy. Just not as cute.

2. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

With it being easy to get into I can see some pretty aftermarket cases being released for. A $20 iPhone like replica housing on eBay from China is a real possibility. For something so simple to get into its a plus for this watch.

3. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

And that's a reason I will buy the Samsung Gear Live.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Looks like it is easy to remove the microphone from the unit. Though when the signal drops out, Google will probably send one of their vans to your location, ask to see your watch so they can "fix" it, all fake friendly like. When they realize you tampered with it, they will grab you, hold you down, and give you a severe beating so you understand you are not supposed to mess with Google's monitoring equipment.

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