Pebble Smartwatch Teardown By iFixit Concludes The Battery Cannot Be Replaced [IMAGES]
iFixit has took it upon themselves to teardown, probably one of the most popular smart watches that has just begun shipping to consumers — Pebble. The results? Well, iFixit wasn’t able to take apart Pebble without destroying it unfortunately.
This is because the Pebble smart watch is glued shut to avoid any issues with water. iFixit notes that because it is securely sealed with glue, it is “impossible to open the device without destroying it or at least compromising its waterproofing, making internal repairs infeasible.”
No repairability score was given because iFixit does not yet have a metric for a watch yet.
A couple interesting things discovered from this teardown however, is, as I am sure you can guess, the battery is not replaceable. This means once the battery is unable to hold a charge, the Pebble will need to be recycled. iFixit has estimated that the Pebble’s battery should last anywhere from 6 – 10 years, which is more than long enough. Besides the battery not being able to be replaced, iFixit went on to showing off its internal components that included a Fullriver 3.7 volt, 130 mAh battery, motherboard, backlight guide panel and ribbon cable.
As the Pebble is so small, it doesn’t have very many internal components and as such the teardown isn’t as exciting as dismantling an iPad, for example. Regardless if you are interested in seeing the entire teardown click here.