I received my pre ordered Samsung Gear 46mm 2018 watch on September 7th 2018 and have been wearing it often. Remove it for showering and charging and sometimes I sleep with it.
Recently iv noticed this rash developing and it slightly irritates me. The rash area is sore red and it looks like the skin is stretched or burnt. Th picture does bit show as clear as seen in person.
Iv done some googling and found a few people complain about similar rash on the older gear watches. They state it could be the strap and say to try it on the other hand to see if you have an allergic reaction etc.
I have a bit of an issue with this, I am a contractor and work with my hands, if this causes something more serious or stops me from doing my work it would be financially un-beneficial for me.
I have been tested befoe for allergies and my results came back clear so I dont know exactly what going on.
If anybody from Samsung or otherwise can provide some insight into my situation please let me know asap. It's a bit annoying paying 300 quid for a watch that's going to give me a rash
Thats a burn (I think) from the sensor. I get the same if I set the heart monitor to to continuously monitor my heart rate. I set it to take measurements every ten minutes instead and I no longer have a problem.
I also have developed an itchy rash and dry skin after wearing the Galaxy watch 3 which I purchased 6 weeks ago. It's where the watch is in contact with my skin. No issue with strap, the rash off-centre under the watches body, not in line with the sensor.
I've worn various watches for many years, including a Garmin, (worn 24x7 other than whilst charging!) for 18 months without issue.
Happy to send photo etc.