Gear 2 smartwatch by Samsung turns out to be pretty easy to repair. This was revealed by a teardown of the Gear 2 from the guys at iFixit.
iFixit, who strips down consumer tech gadgets and then sell to DIYers for their own device surgeries, on Wednesday, gave the Gear 2 an 8 out of 10 repairability score (with 10 meaning the easiest to repair).
According to iFixit, Gear 2’s display was the hardest part to tear down, mainly because it was fused and glued to the front panel of the watch. However, the wristband and the battery was quite easy to remove. The Gear 2 smartwatch was designed with a focus on normal day’s usage, and keeping this in view, Samsung made its battery replaceable; as easy as that of an ordinary wrist watch.
Further to this, the teardown also revealed that the smartwatch is powered with a 1GHz dual-core microprocessor, and the watch has Samsung’s own proprietary gyroscope installed for movement-tracing. A few names of other companies also were on the smartwatch’s parts. Names of STMicroelectronics and Motorola were seen.
Earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Samsung introduced this Gear 2 smartwatch. The watch works with only Samsung smartphones and allows its users not just to view the time, but also to dial and receive calls, snap pictures, and view notifications.
Despite the fact that the Gear 2 smartwatch is easily repairable and comes with awesome features for a busy everyday man, however, it can’t be used for Android smartphones other than made by Samsung. Since wearable tech is 2014’s most hot technology topic, we hope to see some really cool gadgets rounding up on the shelves this summer.