Apple Confirms Tattoos May Affect Apple Watch Performance

Earlier this week, a rumor appeared on the Internet, which suggested that tattoos may prevent the heart rate sensor found in the Apple Watch from working properly. A number of users with tattoos on their skin complained about problems in using the health-tracking features of their wearable devices. Apple had to respond somehow to these complaints, that is why the company issued an updated support document saying that ‘permanent or temporary changes’ to user’s skin, such as tattoos, due to the ink and its elements may cause problems in measuring the heart rate.

Here’s what the guys from Cupertino write:

Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance. The ink, pattern, and saturation of some tattoos can block light from the sensor, making it difficult to get reliable readings.

As to the possible solutions to the aforementioned problem, they include the usage of third-party tools for measuring the heart rate.

Are there any people with tattoos here who suffer from the problem with the Apple Watch heart rate sensor? Let us know about your problem in the comments section below this post.

[via iClarified]

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Written by Andrey

Saturday, May 2, 2015. 19:27

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