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Corrosion issues worked upon with LG G Watch’s newest update

Android Wear watches are the next step into the world of technology. They are faring very well in the market as well. LG has been one of the first makers of an Android wear smartwatch.lg-g-watch

G Watch has performed well in the market in terms of sales, but recently, some of its users reported issues regarding the corrosion factor in the watch and the company come up with a new update that deals with corrosion factor in the smartwatch. They have complained that the place where metal contacts charging pins suffers from corrosion more often than not.


The corrosion happens mostly after the users have finished the exercise. The sweat that comes out of the body stays on the smartwatch and it forms an oxide coating over the pins. This happens due to the salt that the sweat contains. LG responded very quickly to launch an update for this issue and has eliminated the chance of corrosion to a fair deal.

The over-the-air update concerns with cutting the power from charging pins while they are not in use. The chemical reaction is controlled due to this and hence no corrosion is caused in the smartwatch. If you already own LG G Watch, you should now look for the build number KMV78Y which will replace KMV78V.

Not only the corrosion problems have been solved, but the skin irritation issues have also been resolved with the update. The LG support team stated:

“Recently it has come to our attention that a small number of G Watch devices have been reported to have developed discoloration and residue buildup on the terminal pins located on the back. While completely safe and unlikely to affect charging, 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. The maintenance release will be rolled out automatically over-the-air to all G Watch owners. We thank G Watch users for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

The new update is expected to solve the major problem of corrosion that LG G watch users had been facing from.

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Writer and editor of The Next Digit Media, he takes care of iOS, Apple, Mac and other gadgets. He worked at Apple Inc, before joining to TND Media. He was graduated in Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication Degree from Cambridge University. All posts by David

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