Do you have a tattoo on your wrist and are interested in the Apple Watch? Well, be careful, because it seems that the ink in the tattoos could prevent the heart rate monitor from working properly and thus the entire operation of the device could be affected.
As it has emerged from a Reddit thread, the ink in the tattoos could cause the infrared light from the Apple Watch to be reflected and cause the wrist detection to be affected . Because of this, the watch would interpret that we are not wearing it and therefore stop showing us notifications or any information on its screen.
The Apple Watch security system could be a real headache for tattooed people and, of course, for Cupertino’s company. This is how the person who detected the problem explains it:
We don’t know if Apple will have any solution in mind for this kind of cases, but of course the problem is quite big for all the people with tattoos on their wrists. The wrist detection function of the Apple Watch can be turned off, but by doing so we also lose the Apple Pay function which will stop working.
Cult of Mac has contacted Apple about this issue. We don’t know if they’ll have a quick response, but we’ll keep an eye out and inform you as soon as the company provides a response.
Do you have tattoos in the area where you would put an Apple Watch? Well, it seems that it could be a problem for its normal functioning.