Samsung Galaxy Watch User Claims Wrist BURNED His Wrist When Left On While Sleeping

Samsung Galaxy Watch User Claims Wrist BURNED His Wrist When Left On While Sleeping

  • A Reddit user has shared photos of a burn he claims was caused by a Samsung Galaxy Watch 2
  • He claims the marks are third degree burns – which extend to the layer of fat that lies below the dermis
  • A few other users have also mentioned having similar issues while wearing this Samsung smartwatch model.
  • Earlier this year, Fitbit recalled 1.7 million of its Ionic smartwatches after 118 users were injured by overheating

A person claims that his wrist was burned by a Samsung Galaxy Watch while they slept.

The post – which showed the person’s injury and the back of the watch that apparently caused the burn – was shared by a user named TheMattsterOfSelf in the Reddit WellThatSucks community.

In the comments, he says the watch is a Galaxy Watch “Bluetooth Active 2 44mm Model” which he has been using to deal with insomnia for some time.

The user also says that the marks from the incident are third degree burns – which extend to the layer of fat that lies below the dermis.

A Reddit user has shared photos of a burn he claims was caused by a Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 (above)

The post was shared by a user named TheMattsterOfSelf in the Reddit community 'WellThatSucks'

The post was shared by a user named TheMattsterOfSelf in the Reddit community ‘WellThatSucks’

He apparently checked himself into an urgent care facility after finding the burns under observation.

The user also stated that he was not wearing any kind of skin cream and was taking sleeping pills which is why he didn’t feel the burns until later that night.

“So I’m not sure exactly why he managed to do this, just that something happened when my meds had knocked me out and clearly the flaw protection itself had a flaw,” TheMattsterOfSelf wrote.

A few other Reddit users have also mentioned having similar issues while wearing this Samsung smartwatch model.

In the comments he says the watch is a Galaxy Watch 'Model Bluetooth Active 2 44mm' which he has been using to deal with insomnia for some time

In the comments he says the watch is a Galaxy Watch ‘Model Bluetooth Active 2 44mm’ which he has been using to deal with insomnia for some time

The user also stated that he was not wearing any kind of skin cream and was taking sleeping pills which is why he didn't feel the burns until later that night.

The user also stated that he was not wearing any kind of skin cream and was taking sleeping pills which is why he didn’t feel the burns until later that night.

Although wearables like FitBit, Samsung Galaxy Watch, and Apple Watch are best known for tracking your heart rate after high-intensity intervals, millions of people also use them for sleep tracking.

Samsung smartwatches have been implicated in wrist burns in the past.

A survey of potential class action is investigating other reports of Galaxy Watches causing burns and injuries.

Earlier this year, Fitbit recalled 1.7 million of its Ionic smartwatches after 118 users were injured due to overheating – two-thirds suffering from third-degree burns.

In this case, the owners received a refund of $299 and a discount on future purchases.

The issues were caused by the smartwatch’s lithium-ion battery overheating.

DailyMail.com has contacted Samsung for comment.

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