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Dad dropped his Apple Watch, pulse sensor thingy came off

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Any way to fix this? It's just dangling on a cable for now. It's older than two years I think so no warranty anymore. Any ideas?

 

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1 minute ago, Nicnac said:

Any way to fix this? It's just dangling on a cable for now. It's older than two years I think so no warranty anymore. Any ideas?

Does the watch itself still work?

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Just now, nerdslayer1 said:

bad idea, RMA is the best solution.  

Can't really RMA something out of warranty though. And they do make them really hard to fix (Not really their fault, they're basically stuffing a stripped down iPod touch into a watch housing). 

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10 minutes ago, DiscoDuck101 said:

Does the watch itself still work?

Yea it does, haven't checked the sensor though. 

 

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1 minute ago, Zando Bob said:

Can't really RMA something out of warranty though

i know, it's screwed. 

 

1 minute ago, Zando Bob said:

(Not really their fault, they're basically stuffing a stripped down iPod touch into a watch housing). 

also, keep in mind this is a first gen product. 

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6 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

And they do make them really hard to fix (Not really their fault, they're basically stuffing a stripped down iPod touch into a watch housing). 

While you're not wrong that they're essentially stuffing an older iPod Nano into a watch strap, it is their fault as they're the ones responsible for designing it. Of course, there is only so much one can do in so little space, but it's still their job to design the product.

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4 minutes ago, kirashi said:

While you're not wrong that they're essentially stuffing an older iPod Nano into a watch strap, it is their fault as they're the ones responsible for designing it. Of course, there is only so much one can do in so little space, but it's still their job to design the product.

But it's not their fault it's hard to repair. There isn't room for a bunch of stuff to make it easier to disassemble.

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1 minute ago, Zando Bob said:

But it's not their fault it's hard to repair. There isn't room for a bunch of stuff to make it easier to disassemble.

They could have made it bigger, reduced the number of sensors, or gone the way of Pebble making a smartwatch open to developers and tinkerers (both in software AND in hardware) so people could 3D print their own cases and make repairs themselves. But they didn't because it's not the Apple way.

 

To be clear, I'm not just pointing fingers at Apple here. Tablet manufacturers do the same thing, whether it's a Microsoft Surface or Samsung Galaxy Tab we're talking about. They choose to use glue instead of tiny screws because it allows them to make the devices thinner and lighter at the expense of repairability and battery life.

 

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Just now, kirashi said:

They could have made it bigger, reduced the number of sensors, or gone the way of Pebble making a smartwatch open to developers and tinkerers (both in software AND in hardware) so people could 3D print their own cases and make repairs themselves. But they didn't because it's not the Apple way.

 

To be clear, I'm not just pointing fingers at Apple here. Tablet manufacturers do the same thing, whether it's a Microsoft Surface or Samsung Galaxy Tab we're talking about. They choose to use glue instead of tiny screws because it allows them to make the devices thinner and lighter at the expense of repairability and battery life.

 

Pretty soon even desktop PC's will come with their CPU and RAM soldered to the motherboard BGA style, leaving us no upgrade path or repair options. If we don't speak up now, manufacturers will take the option away from us which is definitely not something I want to go through.

Yup. 

 

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Just now, kirashi said:

They could have made it bigger, reduced the number of sensors

That would suck. No one wants a clunky smartwatch that doesn't do much but still needs to be recharged. 

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