Just a few weeks ago, we reported that the Motorola Moto 360 had embroiled itself in a controversy when a teardown revealed a less powered battery than the officially mentioned one, and also old chips in the internal hardware. Now, multiple reports suggest that the smartwatch has an image retention issue on the LCD display, which continues to show the spherical charging status bar even after removing the smartwatch from charge. Also Read - Qualcomm has a plan for wearables and smartphone makers are buying itAlso Read - Flipkart Grand Gadget Days sale: Discounts on Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Apple iPad Pro, Moto G5 Plus and more
A user (going by the name Lobby Dizzle) posted on Reddit that their Moto 360 continues to show the circular charging bar on the screen even after you stop charging the device. Another user, Corey M posted on his Google + page, ” My smartwatch got stuck powering off and it got extremely hot. Now I get a screen burn-in effect every time I take it off the charger. Having ambient screen ‘ON’ leaves my watchface burnt in the display. Customer service has been a drag.” Also Read - IFA 2015 Live: New Motorola Moto 360 photo gallery
After a user tweeted these concerns to Motorola Support, the team replied saying, “We’ve heard this request and it’s being looked at.”
GSMArena explains how a image retention is different in LCD and AMOLED panels. Certain LCDs are occasionally prone to image retention or persistence issue, wherein if an image is displayed on the screen continuously for too long, it gets stuck on the screen for a while, and is visible even if you go to another screen. This is different from image burn-in that happens on AMOLED panels, where the pixels are permanently transformed and it s temporary on LCD but it s still annoying to see the previous image faintly on the screen even after you move to the next one.
Android Police in a report suggests “shutting the screen off for some length of time and displaying a moving image to knock the pixels back into line.”
The Moto 360 has been listed on Flipkart and will soon be launched in India.