Samsung Fitness watch on the left on the user's wrist burned all night

Samsung Fitness watch on the left on the user’s wrist burned all night

A person wearing a Samsung Galaxy Active 2 watch taps the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 debuted in 2019, but some users have long complained about some watch devices getting overheated.
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Rather than being a cool item, some previous models of the Samsung Galaxy watch have reportedly gotten very hot. One Reddit user said he was badly burned by his Active-series watch overnight while in a deep slumber due to medication.

Reddit post, first spotted by Tkradar, shows an image of a man’s wrist with a rough outline of where the watch sat as well as a circular burn pattern where the watch back remains close to the skin. A user who goes to TheMattsterofSelf said the watch was a Galaxy Watch Active2, and based on the back of the watch it appears to be a Bluetooth model. Based on the photo alone, the skin discoloration and slight blistering indicate a minor second-degree burn.

The 2019-era watch features wireless charging that uses an induction coil instead of earlier copper connections It caused skin irritation and rashes for some users. Other than that, the watch has the usual list of fitness sensors to monitor heart rate and pressure sensor, which is its own User’s Manual She recommends Goodnight mode, which mutes alerts and notifications while you sleep. There is no mention of skin irritation issues in the company health and safety page.

Gizmodo was unable to independently verify the overheating claims, but the user told p/ WellThatSucks subreddit that it didn’t do this with device settings other than disabling phone connection and web browsing. He visited an urgent care center after finding the burns under observation. He claimed that he wasn’t wearing any kind of skin cream and was taking sleeping pills, which is why he didn’t feel the burn until late at night.

The cause of the burns appears to be overheating, as the user said after being burned, the device only ran for 15 seconds before overheating and shutting down. Samsung has I had to make repairs To the Active 2 watch before regarding heart rate tracking, but it hasn’t publicly acknowledged any issues with overheating.

TheMattsterOfSelf wrote “So I don’t know exactly why I was able to do this, just that something happened while my meds were making me KO’ed and the error protection itself obviously had a bug.” A few other users on the forum also mentioned having similar issues while wearing the Active 2.

Samsung did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment regarding overheating issues with the Active2 smartwatch. We’ll update the story if we hear back.

The terms and conditions of the device refer to the temperature of the device, caution that certain applications and prolonged use may cause overheating, and that it is a good idea to ensure that the device maintains ventilation and airflow. However, based only on user feedback, it appears that the problem was with the device itself.

There have been previous reports from Samsung community members complaining about the Galaxy series, specifically Energetic hours leading up to Skin irritation and burns. However, this latest report appears to be one of the more serious cases, especially since the user’s medication prevented them from getting up in time to remove the overheated device.

There have been documented issues with fitness trackers like the Fitbit Ionic series due to faulty batteries. Some users have logged in class action against the Google-owned company over allegations that recent products such as The opposite and the sense Watches can get hot too.

there was pA complaint about a potential class action lawsuit against Samsung Galaxy Watches is said to have caused burns. a Recently closed investigation It is hosted on ClassAction.org and cited many reports from users of skin irritation or burning after wearing a Samsung Galaxy watch.


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