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Android Wear gets updated to fix … corrosion

An update for Android Wear was released as a response to users who had complained about LG G Watch causing irritation skin by contact with the charging terminals. They have shown premature corrosion which, in contact with the skin, would be causing the discomfort.

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LG G Watch: Corrosion Caused Skin Irritation / Ubergizmo

The reader may rightly wonder how a software update can fix these problems. The explanation, however, is simple. The problem with LG G Watch was that its charger contact terminals were corroding because there was electrical current flowing through them even when the device was not being charged. As a result, the user's sweat functioned as a catalyst, breaking out into a process of corrosion and then skin irritation.

Although Samsung Gear Live users have not complained about the issues, the update has also been released for it. The release has code version KMV78Y. The correction was based on impeding the flow of current to the doors when the device was not being charged. Now, even if it comes in contact with sweat there will be no corrosion and therefore users will no longer complain of skin irritation.

The upgrade to Samsung Gear Live is also being released in stages and should arrive via OTA within a few days.

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