LG G Watch that was launched recently have been receiving some complaints from its users mentioning about corroded terminal pins and to fix that LG is trying to help but through a software update. The corrosion on the terminal pins happens because of its contact with the skin but only a few users have been reporting about this. Though it’s a hardware issue but it’s good to see that LG can fix it with a software update.
LG said that only a small number of users owning an LG G Watch are having this issue which happens as a result of “developed discoloration and residue buildup”. LG also said that it won’t cause any problems with the charging of the device and is completely safe to wear. Even though it’s not a big problem still LG has come up with an update that will stop the current on the LG G Watch when the smart watch is not charging. The reason why this would stop the corrosion is that because there won’t be any current running between the watch and the user’s skin which won’t cause any reaction thus stopping the terminal pins from corroding.
LG said that “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 update will be received via OTA and even those users who aren’t facing this problems should update their devices so that they won’t face any problems in the future so keep checking for the update.