Samsung Gear Fit Gets Teardown Treatment, Scores 6 out 10 Reparability Points

The guys at iFixit were curious to see what’s under the Gear Fit’s hood

Earlier this week, we saw the Samsung Gear 2 get tear-down treatment, revealing the wrist-bound device is quite repairable.

Now, the same guys over at iFixit have fiddled with the other new member of Samsung wearable family, the Gear Fit.

The Gear Fit, is a fitness tracker that comes with a 1.84-inch curved AMOLED display with a resolution of 423 x 128 pixels and draws power from a 180 MHz ARM Cortex M4 CPU, manufactured by STMicroelectronics.

Unlike the new smartwatches that Samsung launched yesterday globally, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo that feature 4GB of internal storage, the Gear Fit does not come with a of memory. It doesn’t run Tizen OS either, but its own real-time operating system.

The Gear Fit has 16MB flash memory which it uses to relay notifications. It also comes bundled with a accelerometer, gyroscope and a heart rate sensor.

The device has a removable wristband, so users can go ahead and change the band. As you can spot in the images, the bottom half of the fitness tracker is home to a heart rate sensor along with a charging connector.

The Gear Fit does not feature any screws, so access to its inwards is done by removing the screen assembly altogether, which is held on by adhesive glue.

The screen is attached to the motherboard that is segmented in three sections in order to maintain the curved nature of the Gear Fit. On the motherboard one can spot the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth receivers, plus the flash memory and CPU.

The Gear Fit scored 6 points out of 10 on iFixit’s reparability scale.


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