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First Poster

Guys, I could suggest a few points to get rid of the red patches, 

 

1. Wear the watch bit loose. Do not wear it tight, as that may cause red patches like allergies due to the strap. 

2. Then for the watch sensors allergies, 

    a. Change the settings to detect the heartbeat manually-Manual Measurement, and not 10 mins interval/continuously.  (This improves your battery life as well)

    b. Disable the Record REM sleep. Many may not be interested to do this, but from my perspective - my sleep may not be needed to be too accurate. Enabling this really hurts me as something poking me while sleeping. (This improves your battery life as well)

    c. Disable the other activities to detect which are not applicable to you. Lowering the detections will reduce the impact. 

 

Basically the smartwatches are designed to improve our lifestyle and health, but there are possibilities to turn them to other way around. And going through this for a longer period may lead to some sort of cancers/health disorders as well in case ignored. So guys, be aware and live safe. 

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Apprentice

Great ideas for reducing the activity of the HR sensors.  I went to the Samsung Health app and for each item modified the settings to not detect REM sleep and to run the HR manually.

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Pathfinder

We shouldn't have to though. 

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First Poster

Exactly, may as well get a normal watch. Very poor from Samsung. Not even one reply that I can see. Never had an issue with Apple and their watches or my Fitbit. I will be going back I think. 

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Pathfinder

I have tweeted Samsung a few times about this thread and they have ignored every mention of it. 

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First Poster

I got same rash I was ok with other watches.

First two week I was ok got rash don't use watch for a month. 

Use  watch  again  and the rash is back15786943238032955541119576210594.jpg

 

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Just Browsing

I am considering buying the Galaxy watch active 2. I have a severe allergic reaction to nickel. There are two options of the watches, aluminum and stainless steel. The stainless steel contains nickel, so that one is out of the question. Has anybody with a nickel allergy gotten the aluminum watch and did you have any reaction from it?

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Just Browsing
What model of watch are you using? You might have an allergic reaction to the metal. Stainless steel contains nickel, maybe you are allergic to it. I am thinking of buying one, and I have a severe nickel allergy. That's why I found this discussion. But nobody says if they have the stainless steel or the aluminium watch.
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First Poster

Im having the exact same problem I thought it was me but I see its not!! 15823385553441381040980483743970.jpg

 

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Pathfinder

I ended up selling mine and going back to gear s3. Had not trouble with that one,, then I got the note 10 with free active watch and was worried it would give me same rash. But touch wood it's been fine I have turned all health and heart rate sensors off I can still activate them when I need them 

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