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LG's Watch Urbane bucks the trend of hard-to-fix wearables

LG's Watch Urbane bucks the trend of hard-to-fix wearables
Jon Fingas
Jon Fingas|@jonfingas|May 5, 2015 9:23 AM

Think that smartwatches are tough to fix by their very nature? LG is seemingly determined to prove otherwise. The repair-it-yourself team at iFixit has finished tearing down the Watch Urbane, and it turns out that this Android Wear timepiece is surprisingly easy to maintain. You'll have to unstick the glued back, but it's usually a cakewalk after that -- there's little stopping you from pulling out the motherboard or the battery. The biggest challenge is replacing the display, which is fused to the glass. No, you probably won't need to pry apart your Urbane any time soon, but it's good to know that the wearable won't be reduced to a ritzy-looking paperweight if it breaks when you're out of warranty.

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LG's Watch Urbane bucks the trend of hard-to-fix wearables