LG G Watch software update aims to address corroding charging pins

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Many folks were disappointed to find that their brand new LG G Watch was suffering a discomforting defect after just a couple of short weeks. The charging pins on the rear of the watch began corroding for lots of folks. While the corrosion didn’t seem to be bad enough to affect the device’s ability to charge, it could become a pretty irritating problem down the line.

Oddly enough LG and Google have come together to fix this problem with a software fix. How, you ask? A small current that runs throughout the contact pins is what causes the pins to corrode after a short amount of time. The software upgrade disables that current so any unaffected smart watches should be safe from here on out.

Should yours already be corroded to the point that it no longer charges, LG urges you to give them a ring and get started on the RMA process. For everyone else, a little water and baking soda should do the trick. Let us know if your device has experience these issues in the comments below.

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  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Yeah, mine is showing the same corrosion as the first image. Figured it was my wrist oils wearing away the gold finish. G Watch is still charging just fine so I’m not too worried about it.

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      “Wrist oils” O.o

      • Dwight

        Chris got dem sexy wrist oils

  • Wozn2

    Guess this is why Pebble were smart enough to put the charging pins on the side. Just ANOTHER thing they got right.

  • NexusMan

    People still thinking the only difference between this and the Moto 360 will be the shape of the screen?

  • HotInEER

    Glad I held off on this to see what Motorola and HTC have up their sleeves.

    • Dwight

      That pun… >.>

  • Karly Johnston

    Samsung pins break, LG pins burn while Moto 360 needs plastic for Qi. Only Apple gets it right.

    • Fred Marshall

      I haven’t seen anything image-wise about the iWatch. How can Apple “get it right” when they haven’t “gotten” anything at all?

      Am I missing something???

      • scoter man1

        Now now, no need to feed the troll.

        • Fred Marshall

          Yeah, you’re right. Sorry….

          But, I haven’t missed an Apple watch annoucement…or substantial rumors…right?

    • mastawyrm

      What are you talking about? Toyota makes the best smartwatch by FAR

  • Jason

    Not a softwear issue at all. Its a issue with the sweat of your skin, getting into the contacts. Whoever design this watch is a moron IMO.. Who places metal contacts where sweat and skin oils can get to it.

    BIG FAIL!

    • Mitchel White

      Yet both my gears have the same pins with no corroding. And I do workout with them

    • bobfrea

      yea, it’s unheard of to make watches with metal on the back against sweaty skin. how outrageous.