Earlier today we showed you some photos of the Apple Watch being taken apart, the guys from iFixit were in the middle if taking the device apart when we published the photos.
The iFixit team have now finished their Apple Watch teardown and the device managed to score 5 out of 10 on their repair index.
This means that the device is moderately easy to repair, iFixit scores devices on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the most difficult to repair and 10 being the easiest.
While not an industry standard, the watch band is easily removed and swapped out for a replacement. Removing the screen is difficult, but not impossible—it’s the first component out, simplifying replacement.
Once you’re inside, the battery is quite easy to remove—only mild adhesive holds it in place. Removing any other component is essentially impossible—all peripheral cables are soldered onto the back of the S1.
The fully encased S1 system makes board-level repairs impossible.
You can find out more details about the iFixit teardown of Apple’s new smartwatch at the link below.