LG G Watch receives update to stop issue with corrosion
posted by Alan F. / Aug 02, 2014, 2:20 PM
According to an LG Support rep, only a small number of LG G Watch units have "developed discoloration and residue buildup." A statement from LG says that the corrosion is unlikely to affect charging, and is completely safe. Still, the company is sending out an update that will turn the current to the watch off when it is not in the charger. The reason that this will stop the corrosive process, is that when current runs through two materials and an electrolyte (your skin), a chemical process occurs, leading to the corrosion.
The update has started going out to LG G Watch owners OTA, so keep an eye peeled for its arrival. Until then, as we noted, LG says that the timepiece is safe to use, although some LG G Watch owners have complained about discomfort while wearing the watch. But help is on the way, so be patient and the update will soon arrive.
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So bad its trying to kill itself.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 2:36 PM 4
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hmm interesting..hardware problem can be solved by software updates..
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 2:39 PM 11
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Well that isn't a hardware problem then, the author of the article is wrong. It's like saying a cpu that burned down due to excessive overclocking had a hardware problem. That wouldn't be true because someone/something made the software running the cpu take it outside it's normal usage bounds whether intentional or not.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 2:57 PM 2
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Anytime certain metals one into long term contact with skin, corrosion occurs, irregardles of electrical current being present. Electrical current may accelerate the process, but it isn't the sole cause either.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 3:11 PM 3
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Its funny. As a phone tech we hear this a lot. The manufactuer will tell us they are coming out with a maintenance update to fix a certain issue that is obviously hardware related. Guess what? That issue is never fixed with their maintenance releases because it is hardware!!!
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 7:33 PM 0
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This has happened to me as well. Noticed just yesterday that my wrist was burning so when i took off my watch my wrist had a nasty rash. Since i work outside i figured it was because of dirt build up. Took pictures and all
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 6:27 PM 0
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