A number of LG G Watch users are reporting issues with skin irritation as a result of wearing the smart watch. The irritation may be from the corrosion on the pins the watch uses to charge the battery.
LG, via Google, has posted a statement concerning the issues on the watch launched earlier this summer.
"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," the statement reads.
"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," it continued.
Google's Android is the operating system for the LG G Watch.
There is an update being rolled out that should turn off a number of the pins to avoid further issues. The company said the change will not affect the charging process or length of the battery's life.
Wearable tech has become a leading sector in recent months, but a number of issues remain, including functionality, and in the LG case, ensuring a user is not physically distressed as a result of the device. But there are also issues of privacy that have arisen, especially with Google's flagship Glass headgear.
Sales for Google Glass devices have been "much better than expected," reports Richard Ranick via Twitter, who Tech Times reported had talked about the high sales of the headgear to professional golfers.
Google Glass is being banned in some public places, such as movie theaters, due to the privacy issue and consumer feedback about potential privacy invasion have been strong.