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Tattoos Cause Problems for Apple Watch

By    |   Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:20 PM

Tattoos and tech may be a bad mix. That’s the upshot of new reports that Apple Watch's heart rate sensors may not work for people with tattoos covering their wrists.

Apple Watch owners with wrist tattoos have noted on Twitter and Reddit that the device won’t read their heartbeats, Time.com reports.

The reason, Apple explains, is the new watch uses green LED lights paired with light sensitive sensors to detect the amount of blood flowing through the wearer’s wrist.

But the artificial ink on the skin can apparently interfere with this process, by reducing the Apple Watch sensor’s ability to detect changes in light.

Tattoos that use dark colors are particularly problematic, according to reports.

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