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LG update to fix G Watch corrosion

News by Luke Jones on Sunday August 03, 2014.

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If you are one of the users who has been affected by a corrosion problem on the charging pins for the LG G Watch then you may want to read on. The Korean company is rolling out an update that it says will solve the issue that has befell a sizeable number of early G Watch adopters.

We told you earlier last week that the charging pins on the underside of the G Watch were corroding and in some cases that erosion would damage the skin. Cleaning the five pins on the wearable solved the issue, but it proved a quick fix for the problem until a more permanent remedy was found. LG has now delivered on that remedy.

Or so the company thinks, as it said it will roll out an update through the Life's Good team that should solve the charging pin issue. LG still assures us that the corrosion will not cause skin damage because the pins are not made from hazardous materials. The company will roll out an update that blocks the current being sent to the charging pins when the G Watch is not docked from charging. It is thought that this is what is causing the problem, but if it turns out to be a more natural corrosion then LG could have a big issue with faulty hardware.

At least the company's response has been more concise than rival Samsung's. When the Gear Live smart watch developed issues with its charging mechanism earlier in the month, Samsung said the problem was not widespread and people should just go to customer services.

source: Android and Me

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