Good news for anyone looking to buy the new Samsung smartwatch: the Galaxy Watch 3 has gone through cutting tests in iFixit and received a score of 7 (on a scale from zero to 10) in terms of reparability. This is the same brand made by the previous generation, launched in 2018, and indicates that, having any problems with internal components – such as the battery of the watch – it should not be so difficult to fix it.
The assessment is just one point behind the brand obtained by the company’s new fully wireless headphones, the Galaxy Buds Live, and in addition to making life easier for specialized technicians, it should be a full plate for those who have experience with dismantling electronics on its own. The device is also ahead of the Apple Watch Series 5, which scored 6 points.
According to iFixit, most components of the Galaxy Watch 3 are modular – which means they can be replaced relatively easily. This is the case of the speaker, the motherboard and even the battery, which can be removed easily, without the need for heat (which could be dangerous, due to the nature of this element).
Despite bringing new features, the smartwatch is lighter and thinner than the previous generation model. However, the various sensors placed on the back cover of the watch and the screen merged with the glass digitizer can end up increasing repair costs, as they require more work and care.
The Galaxy Watch 3 was introduced by Samsung in early August and still has no release date in Brazil. Among the novelties are the new oxygen saturation meter and the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature.
The specifications include a 1.4-inch screen with a resolution of 360 × 360 pixels, in addition to the 1.15 GHz Exynos 9110 Dual-core processor, which works in conjunction with 1 GB of RAM. The watch is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, in addition to military certification (MIL-STD-810G) against impacts.