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Charging Pins causing rash on wrist?

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23rd August 2014, 09:57 PM   |  #1  
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I purchased the Gear Live for my wife last month. Just last week she was traveling for work and sent me this picture of her wrist. The watch had given her a rash or skin irritation, possibly from the charging pins. I purchased a Gwatch a week after I got her Gear Live, and I don't wear it as often (usually just weekends). I know there was recently an update for the Gwatch to turn current off in the charging pins. I am wondering if the Gear Live may have the same issue that needs to be addressed? Has anyone else experienced this? Or should I contact Google/Samsung about a possible defective unit?
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25th August 2014, 12:30 AM   |  #2  
Supposedly we got the same update. Hardly seen anything related to gear live, but that's not to say it wouldn't happen
http://forum.xda-developers.com/gear...ation-t2832318


If you got it through play store, contact google - easy and hassle free exchange from my experience
15th September 2014, 03:20 PM   |  #3  
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I purchased the Gear Live for my wife last month. Just last week she was traveling for work and sent me this picture of her wrist. The watch had given her a rash or skin irritation, possibly from the charging pins. I purchased a Gwatch a week after I got her Gear Live, and I don't wear it as often (usually just weekends). I know there was recently an update for the Gwatch to turn current off in the charging pins. I am wondering if the Gear Live may have the same issue that needs to be addressed? Has anyone else experienced this? Or should I contact Google/Samsung about a possible defective unit?
Thanks.

I too am getting some sort of rash on my wrist from my Gear Live. It didn't occur right away. I wore the watch for almost a week before it got really itchy. I don't think it's the electrical contacts but it might be. Or possibly the rubber in the band. Has anyone else had anything like this? What did you end up doing?
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I too am getting some sort of rash on my wrist from my Gear Live. It didn't occur right away. I wore the watch for almost a week before it got really itchy. I don't think it's the electrical contacts but it might be. Or possibly the rubber in the band. Has anyone else had anything like this? What did you end up doing?

Had Google replace it. Second one did the same thing. Just sent it back for a refund. Maybe an allergic reaction to the material?
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Had Google replace it. Second one did the same thing. Just sent it back for a refund. Maybe an allergic reaction to the material?

Did you/your wife have a reaction to the LG G watch also or just the Gear Live?
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Did you/your wife have a reaction to the LG G watch also or just the Gear Live?

She never had then gwatch. I do, no problem with it. She's getting a moto 360 when available again.
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Copper allergie?

I wonder if it is a Copper Allergy.
29th September 2014, 11:33 PM   |  #9  
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She never had then gwatch. I do, no problem with it. She's getting a moto 360 when available again.

It may have been the material in the band. I've changed the band and my skin hasn't been itchy in over a week.
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I wonder if it is a Copper Allergy.

Tough to be a copper allergy when the contacts are ENIG ( gold plated).

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