Samsung Gear Fit Teardown Highlights Another Repairable Wearable
The folks at iFixIt recently tore into a Gear Fit and what they discovered is that, with a little work, you can replace the battery. That's always a big plus when it comes to mobile devices, otherwise you're stuck with a hunk of unresponsive electronics once the battery gives up the ghost.
There is some adhesive that keeps the Gear Fit from popping open, though it's not that difficult to soften the glue and pry open the device with iFixIt's iOpener kit. Once inside, the internal assembly is easily removed, though to go deeper -- and to replace the battery -- you'll need to free the display from the frame.
A closer look at the motherboard assembly reveals a segmented, three-piece construction with ribbon cables joining the parts, as opposed to a single elongated board. Underneath the three-piece electronic suit is where you'll find the battery.