It’s now been a little over a month since Google began sales of the LG G Watch, one of the first Android Wear devices available, and early adopters have discovered a small issue with the device. Some users are reporting that the charging pins on the back of the G Watch are corroding due to being in contact with the wearer’s sweaty skin. Now LG has issued an update that it says should correct the issue.
LG recently began pushing out an update to the G Watch that bumps the device up to software build KMV78Y. An LG representative has explained that while this corrosive buildup on the G Watch’s pins is “completely safe and unlikely to affect charging,” this new update ought to correct the problem by disabling the electrical current that flows to the pins while the G Watch isn’t in its charging dock.
Even though LG says that this corrosive buildup shouldn’t have a negative affect on the G Watch or its wearer, I’m sure that the sight of this corrosion could be disconcerting to G Watch owners. That’s why it’s good to see LG respond to the issue with an update that turns off the electrical current running through the pins while the G Watch isn’t actually in its charging dock.
If you’ve got a G Watch, keep an eye out for this software update in the coming days. Have any of you G Watch owners found that the charging pins on your unit have begun to corrode?