Tattoos don’t work well with Apple Watch sensors

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A post on Reddit just made alarm bells ringing among those prospective buyers of Apple Watch who have some type of tattoo on his wrist, then explains this user, yours is causing the clock not properly detect that is tied to wrist, which carries important consequences beyond the measurements of physical activity are more or less accurate.

The main problem with this is that, as explained above, Apple Watch stop receiving notifications automatically when you are out of your wrist, a great idea to keep the SmartWatch becomes really annoying when there needs to be . However, in the case of this person, your device is not receiving notifications despite being in the wrist and guilt tattoo seems to be leading on this.

Before attempting to contact Apple, this user tried to tie the Watch in his other wrist free from any kind of tattoo and, to his surprise, the device began receiving all those notifications that so far it had not. The tattoo was performed in black ink and practically covers the entire surface on which the clock is located, so the problem seems to lie here.

Fortunately, there is a simple option that will allow us to continue to receive notifications in the Apple Watch despite having any type of tattoo on his wrist. In the device settings, you can disable the “wrist detection” option for the watch to receive notifications regardless of where it is located.

Disabling the “wrist detection” option receive notifications Apple Watch anywhere

However, this has a little problem, is that beyond receive notifications when you are on the table or charging in its dock overnight, functions as Apple Pay fail, because the safety of this is based on It is in our wrist and in the case of removal, require a code to show that we are.

As Appleinsider mentioned, the issue seems to lie in the infrared sensor and LEDof the Apple’s Watch, which is responsible for measuring the blood flowing under our skin. The black color appears to affect the accuracy of this measurement, although said company and this is compensated by increasing the brightness of the LED. We will have to wait for further evidence to see if it is a widespread problem ..

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