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Tattooed users getting bad readings on their Apple Watch heart sensors

Tattoo might be a great art to carry on your body but few users are facing bad consequences when it is coming to testing their Apple Watch. Quirky it may sound but this is what it is being reported. Many users have reported that their Apple Watches are not functioning properly, especially the heart rate sensors.

Tattooed users getting bad readings on their Apple Watch heart sensors

many users have said that they are facing issues with the photoplethysmography sensor of Apple Watch. This sensor is situated at the read side of the Apple Watch is measures heart-rate by utilizing green LEDs and light-sensitive photodiodes. It has been anticipated that the sensor is encountering barriers in the form of tattoo colors which is failing to establish the correct readings. The pigment of the skin has changed due to the heavy art of tattooes.Light finds obstruction to pass through which consequently gives inaccurate readings. Other sensors are not yet facing any problem but read about what Apple said regarding this.

Apple was contacted for response and here’s what they said:

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.

Tattooed users getting bad readings on their Apple Watch heart sensors - Last modify: May 2nd, 2015, Author: Debaleena
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  • divine

    I think that this new gadgets with regards to monitoring our health and body changes needs more development and study to start being trusted and compared with the care and monitoring that a human doctor or health provider can give. But this changes are a breakthrough and a glimpse of the future of the kind of health monitoring we will have which I think can help us humans to be able to live longer.