Samsung Galaxy Watch burn (overheating causing skin rash) issue troubling users till date

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Watch back in August 2018 and although the smartwatch packed a punch with the specs and looked golden, it fell prey to a serious issue, which by the looks of it, does not seem to have been resolved to date.

Well, we are talking about the overheating of the smartwatch which is turn caused skin rashes and light skin burn on the hands of the Galaxy Watch owners.

This issue was already raised by several users and we have also documented a post regarding this overheating problem back in 2018. However, almost after two years, the issue still persists and the OEM has by far, not looked into this matter.


Cut to present, you can still see several users reports regarding overheating problems on their Galaxy Watch which is reading to skin rashes and other skin problems.

Check out some of the latest reports below:

My watch started over heating today has caused a mark on my wrist anybody else suffered this? I have the galaxy wear.,never experienced this before. Left it to cool down twice as soon as I pick it up it and put in on it starts overheating again. Has been cooling down for 2 hours does not seem to be cooling.


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When your Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch causes you infrared burns over time (which has been confirmed medically) but
@SamsungUK tell you that their product didn’t do it.


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There is no shortage of other user reports, claiming the same problem occurring on their Galaxy smartwatch. In fact, users of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 have also reported a similar issue with their smartwatches, causing skin rashes.

I purchased my Galaxy active 2 watch on February 11th, I am also having the same issue with the burn mark on my wrist directly under the heart rate monitor. I can no longer wear this watch as it has happened twice now. I guess I will have to return it which is disappointing because I was enjoying it, I believe this is a potentially dangerous defect, and apparently it is somewhat common. Also, I was wearing another brand of smart watch with HR monitor and did not have this issue. I will try to post pictures of the marks on my wrist.


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Samsung moderators have acknowledged these issues, and have asked the users to share some further information for resolving this issue. But, the resolution for this matter is still not available and Samsung is yet to address this issue.

We hope that Samsung takes the matter in its own hand and provides a solution for this issue, as the problem has surfaced almost two years back and users of the Galaxy Watch are still waiting for a full-proof remedy for this issue.

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