LG Releasing Update For G Watch To Fix Corrosion Issue

By 11:46 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments

If you've purchased an LG G Watch recently, or were one of the lucky attendees at Google's I/O conference to acquire the wearable for free, you may have noticed that the device's bottom charging connectors are prone to corrosion.

Users have complained that the corrosion is causing them discomfort (due to the metal-to-skin contact), as well as problems with charging the device; some users aren't able to acquire their smartwatches to charge at all.

While this seems like an entirely hardware issue, LG assures that an OTA software update will fix the problem. Just how can a software update stop the metallic charging connectors from corroding, you ask?

Well, the G Watch constantly streams a current to the watches bottom conductors - even when the device isn't charging. As a result, when the watch makes contact with your sweat-covered skin, grime builds up and boom, that's where the corrosion begins.

So what's LG to do? A rep breaks it down:

"LG will be rolling out a maintenance release over the next few days that will disable the current when the G Watch is not in the charging dock...[this will be] completely safe and unlikely to affect charging."

If the software update does what LG intends, then the Korean tech manufacturer will save itself a lot of money in product recalls. The update was pushed out yesterday, so time will disclose if this solves the corrosion issue and if not, then LG will surely have a lot of irate customers on its hands.

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