According to Verge, Apple has acknowledged that heavy tattoos interfere with the sensor of the Apple Watch in reading heart rates.
One of the advanced features of the new Apple Watch is its ability to send an infrared or green light through the layer of one’s skin to read the heart rates. CLICK HERE to read about more features of this device. However, many users of the new devise are swift to discover that the tattoos on the arms have interfered with the reading, according to a Verge report.
“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.” says Apple.
It was also discovered that reading the heart rate is not the only function that a tattooed arm interferes with. The watch is smart enough to detect when the wearer is not using it and tattoos can render the watch unable to distinguish whether it is detached or attached to the arm.
The source says that Apple is working to rectify the problem.