Jul 08 AT 11:04 AM Nick Sarafolean 1 Comment

iFixit tears down Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch, both fairly easy to repair

Samsung Gear Live Teardown

The first two Android Wear devices, the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch, have just received a customary teardown by iFixit. Shockingly, iFixit found that while both devices are indeed small, they’re fairly easy to repair. The G Watch, in particular, was a breeze to take apart, earning a 9/10 in terms of being easiest to repair. The only tricky part was the display, which is fused into the assembly of the device. It can be replaced, but requires a bit more effort and cost.

The Gear Live was also fairly easy to repair. It earned an 8/10, held back by the fact that it had some PCBs adhered to the assembly that are a bit of an annoyance. The display is also a fused assembly and is stiffly glued into the chassis, making it unlikely to be able to repair.

Still, we can consider ourselves surprised that both devices are so easy to repair. We’re guessing that the Moto 360 will be much trickier, however. For more info on either of the teardowns, hit the source or via links below.

Via: iFixit (Samsung Gear Live)

Source: iFixit (LG G Watch)

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  • thel0nerang3r

    I’ve been hoping that the battery could be replaced, that way it could be used for longer then 3 years (my guess as to how long till you get less then a day of battery life).