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Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatches have easy-to-replace batteries

Samsung is taking another stab at the wearable market this week with a slew of new wearables: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches and the Gear Fit fitness tracker. As expected, the new Gear models are much improved over the original Galaxy Gear, with more comfortable designs and cleaner interfaces, but they also happen to be surprisingly easy to take apart. iFixit tore into the new wearables to find that replacing a battery in the Gear 2 is almost as simple as replacing a battery in a regular watch.

In traditional fashion there’s a new device in town and the iFixit team has had their way with it. After a look inside of the Samsung Gear 2 earlier this week, up now it’s the turn of the Gear Fit. And guess what? It’s got some really small electronic parts inside. Apart from the battery. Compared to the rest of the Gear Fit, the curved 210mAh battery is pretty massive. It’s easily replaceable but you do have to take off that curved AMOLED display first. And the motherboard which is actually three separate pieces connected by cable to cater for that curve. There’s not much to it, but hit the source link below to check out every little step.

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