Samsung tore down its Gear S3 smartwatch to show fans just how it managed to get so much tech crammed into the device’s small 46mm x 49mm x 12.9mm frame.
The company first took apart the Gear S3’s two-way rotating bezel and front case, revealing the components that make the interface work: a bezel guide sandwiched between the bezel and front case and a system of ceramic balls and springs.
It’s also interesting to note that the entire front case of the of the Gear S3 functions as a radio frequency (RF) antenna, which facilitates the device’s 3G/LTE connectivity.
The company further pulled apart the display and bracket, which is equipped with a linear motor in order to produce a variety of patterns and rhythms of vibrations. Linear motors produce straight-line motion rather than torque, or rotary motion.
Additionally, Samsung shows off the wearable’s mainboard which houses the majority of its sensors, like GPS, barometer and heart rate.
Finally, it details the rear case and bands, which are now swappable with standard 22mm watch bands.
Check out the full teardown here.