LG G Watch Inaugurates Android Wear Teardowns, Scores High Marks for DIY Repair
Better than most tablets and smartphones. A quick glance at the watch's underbelly reveals a set of familiar T5 screws with swift access to the guts with no adhesive getting in the away. This elicited a hearty, "Thanks, LG!," from the teardown team.
Removing the strap is a bit trickier than some other smartwatches like Samsung's Gear Live and Gear 2 -- instead of pulling out a built-in pin, the LG G requires that you compress the spring with a thumbnail or precision tweezers (you can also use a Swiss Army Knife blade, if that's what you have handy).
Once the T5 screws are removed, there are just a couple of retaining clips to disengage and then you're inside. You'll spy a battery in the rear half, along with a "vibrator and some other fidgety doodads" The front consists of the mainboard and display.