1. jwpear's Avatar
    I've noticed the galvanic skin sensor under the face of my Band is corroding. Interestingly, the one under the clasp is not. I do wipe mine off per the cleaning instructions. I wear mine 22-23 hours a day.

    I work out with the Band, but remove it afterwards and wipe it off. That's also the time I charge it, since I'm getting a shower anyway.

    I have had my Band since the evening of Oct 31. I've pretty much worn it every day since. I wear the Band face in.

    Anyone else have this corrosion on their Band?

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    Last edited by jwpear; 12-04-2014 at 12:59 PM. Reason: Noted how long I've been wearing the Band.
    12-04-2014 12:54 PM
  2. DroidUser42's Avatar
    See this post.
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    12-04-2014 01:20 PM
  3. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I would guess that if you are charging after a workout, the electrical conductivity of the salt in your sweat mixed with the electricity flowing through the contact points is causing the rapid corrosion... Even though you are drying it off, microscopically, it is still damp. I dry mine off with a towel or whatever, but I also place my Band on top of my air purifier to completely dry it after a workout. I also follow the MS cleaning protocols as well.
    Sorry to see that happening.
    Last edited by Scienceguy Labs; 12-04-2014 at 04:34 PM.
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    12-04-2014 01:41 PM
  4. Karpito's Avatar
    I posted about this in the other tread.
    I feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one with this issue. My band looks much worse than yours :(
    I called MS this morning, sent them pictures and they'll send me a replacement.
    I ask them to investigate what's causing this. He said they will...
    Unfortunately I believe we're going to see this more and more. I don't think the problem is my/your skin or body fluids as someone suggested.
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    12-04-2014 03:55 PM
  5. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Just some interesting reading about Galvanic Corrosion.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvanic_corrosion
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    12-04-2014 04:37 PM
  6. Karpito's Avatar
    Just some interesting reading about Galvanic Corrosion.

    Galvanic corrosion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The "electrical contact" explains why the corrosion is in the charger side an not @ the clasp.
    I knew my "body fluids" are the same all around my wrist
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    12-04-2014 04:59 PM
  7. jwpear's Avatar
    I called MS this morning, sent them pictures and they'll send me a replacement.
    Unfortunately I believe we're going to see this more and more. I don't think the problem is my/your skin or body fluids as someone suggested.
    I think I'll call them too. Seeing this so soon makes me worry about the longevity of the Band. I don't expect this thing to last forever, particularly since I wear while working out, but I would like to get a couple of years out of it.
    12-06-2014 08:48 PM
  8. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'm not seeing any corrosion on my Band, but I am getting some stretching and separation of the rubberized coating on one side of the inner left band.
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    12-06-2014 10:48 PM
  9. dengwinters's Avatar
    I'm seeing first tiny bubbles on the one under the clasp after a week of use :(
    12-16-2014 08:49 AM
  10. several potatos's Avatar
    I'm getting bubbles too. Microsoft Store offered to replace it for free when they get my size back in stock. It's still working fine, so no worries
    12-16-2014 09:04 AM

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