Having a tattoo on your wrist can interfere with Apple Watch (Apple Watch)
If you have a tattoo on the wrist (arm – the area at the hand) where a wristwatch is usually worn, you should consider buying an Apple Watch (Apple Watch) or any other device that works on the same principle. And if, nevertheless, the decision to purchase an Apple Watch (Apple Watch) has already been made, be prepared for the fact that the watch may be disrupted..
Having a tattoo on your wrist can interfere with Apple Watch (Apple Watch) – information
The very first mentions of a problem with the Apple Watch (Apple Watch) due to the presence of a tattoo on the arm appeared on the Reddit network, where the user described his sad experience of purchasing an Apple Watch (Apple Watch). The new device refused to unlock the screen – it required entering a password, and the heart rate sensor did not work.
When the buyer was about to contact the service for a warranty exchange of the device, he decided to test the device on the other hand – everything worked correctly. This revealed the problem. originally, the watch was worn on the arm, which was covered with dense tattoos from the elbow to the wrist, the place under the watch was tightly shaded with ink.
Further, the owner found for himself the opportunity to use the watch on his arm with tattoos, for this he turned off the “hand detector” in the settings, which normalized the watch on the arm with a tattoo, but made it impossible to use the Apple Pay service and a number of other (important) functions of the Apple electronic device Watch (Apple Watch).
Information from support.apple.com
Immediately after the appearance of the above information on the network, on the manufacturer’s website, in the support section, additional information appeared that explains the situation with the incorrect operation of the device in people who have tattoos in the wrist area.
The material indicates that the operation of the device is influenced by many unstable factors that are due to the characteristics of the human body and the environment. Among which are the total blood volume and features of blood supply.
In addition, it is indicated that temporary changes in the skin caused by a rash or illness – may affect the operation of the device..
Continuous changes in the skin, such as tattoos, are likely to disrupt the operation of the device and prevent correct measurements. most pigments (tattoo inks) that are injected under the skin, due to their chemical composition and properties, interfere or block the passage of light from the Apple Watch (Apple Watch) under the skin.
The manufacturer indicated that the solution to the problem with the operation of the device in the area with a tattoo can be solved by combining the device with an additional (external) sensor that works via bluetooth, and can take parameters about the work of the body and other information – remotely, for example, by being specially installed in heart area (Bluetooth chest strap).
To learn more about your Apple Watch device and compatible sensors, you can go to here, where there is complete information and prices.
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