OnePlus Watch iFixit Teardown reveals nothing hidden underneath. Although it is not exactly the very first wearable, the OnePlus Watch is the first that the company launched. Not all the first tries turn out to be the best.
However, the Oneplus watch seems to have disappointed a lot of reviewers. Fortunately, a lot of criticisms would get addressed with software updates but discovered some of the hardware to also be mediocre or common. iFixit happens to take the OnePlus watch via its usual teardown process, and fortunately, it was uneventful in a very good way.
OnePlus Watch iFixit Teardown
Although we make use of smartphones a lot, smartwatches are more exposed to the outside world by the virtue of being, well, watches. Even with significantly lower price tags than phones, being repairable still remains important for wearables. The process of repair starts with some teardown, of course, and the OnePlus watch at least makes it easy the most.
There almost is no adhesive used to keep the smartwatch together, save for the usual battery. Simple screws are made use of to keep most parts, including the back half, in place, but two different types of screws are used instead of one. There are also some cables and brackets that happen to connect the pieces, although they are more tedious and fragile right in the smartwatches than in much larger smartphones.
OnePlus Watch battery
The battery remains unfortunately glued in place and it is difficult to take out. The same can be said about the display, which is unsurprisingly used for some adhesive but it is not a problem in experienced hands. With that stated, the trickiest part remains the sensor flex assembly, which iFixit says can be taken out without having to damage anything beyond repair.
OnePlus Watch Repairs
The DIY repair specialists offer the Oneplus Watch a 5 out of 10, making it relatively easy to repair but, ironically, still harder than that of the Apple watch series 6. The component that is right inside is just as you would be expecting for something that “just works.” But it might just be a disappointment for all those that are hoping that Oneplus would something much better, or at least different.