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Exclamation Apple hates tattooed folk - April 29, 2015, 09:41 PM

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RETHINK BUYING THAT APPLE WATCH IF YOU’RE TATTOOED

04/28/15 / Author: Charlie Connell

Before you go out and shell out hundred of dollars of your hard earned cash on the new Apple Watch there is one important question that you need to ask yourself—do I have tattoos? On the surface whether or not you have tattoos seems like it should be completely irrelevant when purchasing an Apple Watch but as one Reddit user pointed out tattoos could cause the watch to malfunction.

Reddit user Guine55fan purchased the 42mm SS watch and found himself unable to get any notifications when he placed it on his wrist. In fact, the watch locked up and asked for his password once it would go dark. Guine55fan has a tattooed sleeve that covers his left arm, including the spot on his wrist where the watch rests. Curious to find out why the watch wasn't working Gunie55fan slid the watch down to an untattooed part of his hand and lo and behold the watch worked beautifully.

On the thread speculation abounds as to what exactly is causing the watch to not work on tattooed skin. Apple Insider explains that the Apple Watch uses a process known asphotoplethysmography to detect that the watch is being worn. By using infrared LED lights the watch detects blood flow under the skin, thus it recognizes that it is on a person. In this case it appears as if the color within the tattoo, as you can see from the picture that the tattoo is black, is blocking the LED lights from detecting the blood flow.

By turning off the wrist detection mode of the watch Guine55fan was able to get it working for the most part, although certain features of the watch will only work with wrist detection. It remains to be seen how widespread this problem has been for tattooed owners of the Apple Watch. One other Reddit user commented in the thread that they had heard of tattoos causing similar problems for a different watch owner.

It is more than likely that Apple will address this issue so that sleeve tattoos won’t interfere with the functionality of the Apple Watch. Until that day comes though one might want to spend that 400 plus dollars on finishing up their sleeve instead of an Apple Watch.


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Seems to also be a problem with the fitness trackers that detect heart rate with the led on the wrist of dark skinned/very hairy folks. I imagine they will be crying that apple is racist now too


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Somehow the engineers at Apple forgot that an overwhelming majority of the world's population has melanin and brown to dark skin.



It was also announced late in the day that one of Apple's suppliers has been having quality control problems with the haptic component that provides the taps an impulses on the wearer's wrist.

It's causing delays in production.





On the plus side I learned a new word today: asphotoplethysmography



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This was the stupidest article I've ever read. I guess they also hate amputees then.


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This was the stupidest article I've ever read. I guess they also hate amputees then.

And people who can't tell time.


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But wait, the NEW AND IMPROVED Apple watch (in white, white is always better) will be able to see right through your tattoo, you little rebel.


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Silly nerdling, people don't use watches to tell time. You probably think that phones are used to make calls!


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If you have full sleeves and an iWatch you're basically the biggest hipster wannabe anyway...

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This was the stupidest article I've ever read. I guess they also hate amputees then.
Not a stupid article at all. The "headline" (thread title) is stupid, penned by Dutch I'd guess as a laugh at how "media" operates.




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I hadn't worn a watch in probably 10 years. Then, I was given one for being a groomsmen in a wedding. Still pull out the phone to check the time. I seriously forget about the watch when I do wear it (not often) as the phone has been my clock for so long.


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Somehow the engineers at Apple forgot that an overwhelming majority of the world's population has melanin and brown to dark skin.



It was also announced late in the day that one of Apple's suppliers has been having quality control problems with the haptic component that provides the taps an impulses on the wearer's wrist.

It's causing delays in production.





On the plus side I learned a new word today: asphotoplethysmography

I don't think they really planned on selling the iWatch to the majority of the world. But I haven't paid any attention to this, is natural skin pigment problematic too?


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