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Samsung Gear Fit Teardown

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Re : Samsung Gear Fit Teardown
Cabe Atwell   5/4/2014 12:26:11 AM
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Turns out, these fitness trackers are not that accurate. Super...

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AnandY
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Re : Samsung Gear Fit Teardown
AnandY   4/28/2014 9:45:19 AM
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Samsung is a great company and I have respect for them. My worry and what surprises me a lot is that, why is it that they can not upgrade their previous models or versions of these gadgets instead of designing a new one? Look at the issue of battery replacement, this actually is not environmental friendly and should be keenly looked into. Many people also do not replace these batteries, they generally assume that the gadget is obsolete after which they will go for a newer model.

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Re: interesting approach
NadineJ   4/23/2014 7:22:17 PM
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@newtiq123 - I may be biased becasue I'm in Northern California but it never occured to me that Apple would have fewer resources than Samsung. 

Thanks for making me "think different".

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Re: interesting approach
Cabe Atwell   4/23/2014 3:40:50 PM
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I would love to have a full-size modular motherboard for my PC. The upgrade potential would extend its life, especially when new processors come out. 

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Re: interesting approach
newtiq123   4/23/2014 1:50:24 PM
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Maybe Apple  do not have resource like samsung, Really Im very impressed to see work of samsung specially on s5. I love the features of S5.You can also read features on this post ... Speccifications of samsung S5

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Re: interesting approach
NadineJ   4/23/2014 1:32:42 AM
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@ a2 - That's a good point.  I wonder how the fit tech industry will shift after Nike's announcement (or non-denial) yesterday about FuelBand.

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mrdon   4/22/2014 11:31:33 AM
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tekochip,

I agree. These slides are great! I like how the iOpener is used to melt the adhesive from the Samsung Gear so plastic coverings can be removed off easily. The motherboard is pretty impressive with the amount of computing power packaged on the pcb. The design of the electronics pcb along with the plastic housing provides somewhat of an artistry look for the Samsung Gear Fit product. Again, great slides!

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Disposable society
eafpres   4/22/2014 10:09:24 AM
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The problem with this approach is that it encourages a disposable mentality.  How many millions of batteries end up in landfills because they are inside something that is considered disposable; to be replaced by the new model?

I think if manufacturers wanted to be really creative they would figure out a platform they could constantly upgrade--send in your last year's watch, they replace the display and a board or two, put in a new battery and send it back.  They have the means to recycle what is left properly.  They could also generate streams of repair parts for older models; just sorth them and sell them to willing repair depots.

Minimizing waste and footprint needs to be on everyone's mind.

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Re: Peeling the Onion
Daniyal_Ali   4/22/2014 3:49:37 AM
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I have to agree with naperlou on this one. In devices like these, having a replaceable battery would complicate the design. Secondly, people don't replace the batteries even if they are worn-out. They just have a peace of mind that they are replaceable, but when the actual time of replacing the battery comes, there are so many alternatives available and people tend to switch to them rather than replacing the batteries. I myself have a lot of such out-dated devices in my home which are useless now as the technology grew. This shows how quickly our technology is developing and it doesn't let people rely on a single device.

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Re: interesting approach
a2   4/22/2014 2:19:48 AM
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@Nadine: Indeed and that is a good option since if something of one part goes wrong the user does not have to replace the whole motherboard. Might save some money for the pocket as well. 

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