Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets

Samsung Gear Live splayed open in tear down that reveals its deepest, darkest secrets
By Derek Kessler on 8 Jul 2014 08:38 am
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The folks at iFixit have taken apart the brand new Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live, and unsurprisingly the small wearable device contains small electronic components. Even though the Gear Live has a lot visually in-common with the Tizen-powered Samsung Gear 2, inside it's pretty much a different device. Interestingly, however, was the discovery that the Gear Live includes a radio chip with a combination of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, even though Android Wear only uses Bluetooth to connect to the host smartphone.

Apart from that there aren't really any surprises going on inside the Gear Live. It has a little motherboard, a little battery, and a little heart rate sensor, along with the requisite ports and motion sensors required to do its thing. For so small of a gadget, the Gear Live does at least appear to be rather repairable, with iFixit rating it an 8-out-of-10.

If you want to see more of what's inside, hit up the source link below.

Source: iFixit

1 comment

ibbyj

Do you think the extra radio is coincidence, or do you think there could potentially be plans to utilize it in the future?

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