Samsung Gear 2 gets disassembled – the wearable can be easily repaired!

Samsung Gear 2 gets disassembled – the wearable can be easily repaired!
The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch is about to be released worldwide in just two days, but we can already peer into its insides thanks to iFixit. The hardware components of the Tizen-powered gadget appear to be easily accessible, as it takes just a screwdriver to disassemble the Gear 2. Surprisingly, most of the components of the wearable are not held together with glue – Samsung decided that a simple foam tape here and there would suffice and do the job.

iFixit praises the Samsung Gear 2 for its effortless repairability. It appears that the battery of the Gear 2 as well as its 2MP camera are easily accessible – it shouldn't be hard to change them if you need to do so. The mainboard of Samsung's wearable is positioned below these and iFixit says it won't be hard at all to gain access to it.

Still, the display of the wearable appears to be glued to the display assembly. This means that you will have to get a new assembly if you break your screen – a difficult, costly task.

iFixit's verdict for the Samsung Gear 2? It scores 8 out of 10, which is an impressive result.

Behold the teardown of the wearable below.


source: iFixit via Engadget

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8 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Should have a way we can trade our Gear for Gear 2 it's only been 6 months that's some bs

3. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

That is just the world we live in now. Don't expect new tech to be new for very long. The next Moto X will be out soon. I think the best thing to do is to always purchase last generation tech. It will still be relatively new but for much less the price.

2. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

So how often exactly can samsung release a smart watch without you sulking?

4. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

WOW Removable battery in smartwatch!? Nice job Sammy!

7. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Regardless of this tear down, Samsung emailed me and said that after the warranty expires and the battery no longer holds a charge on any of the new Samsung Gear wearables is design to be trashed? Because battery will not be sold for you to change the battery yourself or sending it out for battery replacement. Samsung said after battery is dead any and every Samsung Gear would have to be trashed after battery no long hold a charge. Dose anyone else have a problem with this?

8. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

You might want to email them as I did, you will get the run a round at first, that will be the first clue to the truth of my statement.

5. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Beware

6. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Regardless of this tear down, Samsung emailed me and said that after the warranty expires and the battery no longer holds a charge on any of the new Samsung Gear wearables is design to be trashed? Because battery will not be sold for you to change the battery yourself or sending it out for battery replacement. Samsung said after battery is dead any and every Samsung Gear would have to be trashed after battery no long hold a charge. Dose anyone else have a problem with this?

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