1 day before shipping was made available, Android Police broke out a story that’s basically trashing all consumer confidence in the Gear Live smartwatch. As you may know, Google distributed several smartwatches for the audience at their I/O event, among which there was the Gear Live, manufactured by Samsung. Some of the people that chose the Gear Live, had an issue with a specific part of the smartwatch: the charging mechanism.

According to this guy, his Gear Live was no longer able to charge. This was probably caused by a poor charging mechanism. Not only the device broke after a few weeks, but it was also impossible to reach Samsung to get a replacement. You can read the whole story on his Google Plus profile.

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This is a picture of his faulty device:

Gear Live Damaged

Then another guy posted on G+ with the exact same issue. He states that his Gear Live got broken after only four charging cycles. Lastly, another unhappy customer posted about his Gear Live adapter breaking. All of this takes us to the simple conclusion that Samsung’s new smartwatch simply has a bad charging mechanism. Or maybe these 3 guys simply had really bad luck or didn’t manage the device with care.

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The problem is that after these stories reached the internet, many people started posting about canceling their Gear Live orders in favor of the LG G Watch, which is not supposed to be better in any way but the charging mechanism.

We’ll come back with new reports as Samsung Gear Live shipment began today, so we’ll have a larger base of customers to base our conclusions on.

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