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Edit by Brittany McCrigler

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[* black] The Digital Crown seems to have an encoder system, like the [guide|13818|Nest Thermostat|stepid=46272|new_window=true], to read the spinning of the dial.
[* icon_note] [|Rotary encoders|new_window=true] work by translating the angular position of a shaft into analog or digital code that computers can understand.
[* black] The encoder is branched off of the button cable, along with the single push button and the diagnostic port contacts.
[* icon_note] All these peripherals leave us wondering whether Apple has any intention of offering an upgrade program for the Apple Watch. Stripping out the internals will be difficult and time-consuming—not the sort of thing your local Genius is equipped to handle, but we suppose Apple could provide a mail-order option.