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Samsung Galaxy Watch users report battery charging & overheating issues

A number of Samsung Galaxy Watch Reddit users have voiced complaints on battery charging and overheating issues.

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The South Korean tech giant has recently revealed the updated version of its aging Gear line. Galaxy Watch comes with LTE connectivity, comprehensive fitness smarts, GPS, water resistance and a price-tag to match.

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Under the hood of the 64mm variant you’ll find a 472mAH cell which is enough to keep the gizmo going for 7 days on a single charge. This is particularly impressive considering the display is always on and its full colour. The 270mAH cell on the smaller 46mm variant is enough for 3 days, which still gives Apple something to aim for.

But some users have reported they are getting a notification on the watch saying that its overheating. For now this only occurs when using the charging pad (it supports rapid charging). Needless to say, this is not what’s supposed to happen.

The problem could be with a batch of faulty chargers but the issue seems to occur on third-party QI charging pads as well. Reverting to the regular watch charger and wall plug is a workaround if you’re receiving alerts.

For now overheating doesn’t seem to be a widespread problem and Samsung has not issued on official statement. This resembles very much similar issues users experienced with the Samsung Gear S3. Samsung subsequently released a number of software fixes in order to fix the issue.

Source: Android Headlines

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8 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Watch users report battery charging & overheating issues

  • October 7, 2018 at 6:44 am
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    This doesn’t only happen on the charger. I had two watches(first and the replacement) do it on my arm while sitting at a desk in an air conditioned room. Both times were when my phone were out of range and it was using the cellular modem. I did not receive any notifications, and was not even using it at the time. Not to mention the battery life is a joke when it’s using the cellular modem, less than a day. While keeping it close enough to my phone to maintain a BT connection I was at 51% after 48 hours. Left phone out of range and dropped 10% in <2 hours.

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  • October 26, 2018 at 3:51 am
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    Exactly the same as me. I took it back and got a replacement watch. It only happens to me with the watch mostly when I go on the internet using mobile data. The watch does not like it! Any news on a fix? It does not over heat on the dual qi charger though.

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    • October 30, 2018 at 7:25 pm
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      I have exactly same problem too! My watch suddenly announces overheating problem and puts it to airplanemode until its cooled down, while im just sitting on the sofa. Battery level also dropped down 5% during this cooling. Please fix this!

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  • November 4, 2018 at 2:43 am
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    Yep, I have the same problem.. this is my 2nd.. Bought 1st one the day it was released.. firstly the heart rate monitor didn’t work and got it replaced.. now this overheating problem I encountered last night while at the cinema. I walked in with 63% battery. 90 minutes movie (venom) later, countless overheating notification in cold cinema, it turned to airplane mode and I walked out with 12% battery.. and my heart rate monitor doesn’t work again.. wth..

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  • November 24, 2018 at 2:03 am
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    My galaxy overheats with notification and abruptly hangs up phone only when on mobile network, and only talking on phone for more then 4 minutes with 2 bars or less signal strength. After overheat, cannot not use phone for awhile till its good and cool. I have had the watch LTE phone for 2 weeks and will try a replacement, before trying to get my money back. Great watch otherwise.

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  • December 4, 2018 at 12:49 pm
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    I am having same issues even when I use the charger that comes with the watch. Now I have a issue that a upgrade came in from tmobile and the watch keep pairing and shot down, rebooting and can’t get to the settings to do a factory reset.

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  • December 5, 2018 at 9:03 am
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    Just got the watch I work 10 hour shifts and the watch is at 26% and still have 3 hours to go at work. It was fully charged before I left home. Paid for an extended battery and what they say about 2 to 3 days is a joke it didn’t even last a day!!!!!!

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  • December 14, 2018 at 6:26 am
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    on arm doing nothing and overheats on the odd occasion. happening too frequent for my liking. not sure if my phones in range or not at the times of overheat. just happened then with phone in the car (I think, walks off to find it).

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