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Question about the Apple Watch and tattoos

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I am thinking of purchasing an Apple watch very soon.

I have a full sleeve (which is where I'd be wearing the watch on) and I am wondering if it will cause issues with readings with the heart monitor since I want to use the Apple watch for fitness mainly.

I read on the heart rate page for the apple watch saying:

"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."

Would there be any other issues besides reading heart rate on the apple watch for inked people that you may know of?

Thanks for your input just trying to decide if this watch will really be for me before I make this purchase, since I've been wanting one for quite a while.
lucidnet
Asked: 21:15 24/03/2016
fzx5v0 21:15 24/03/2016
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If you search, there was a very lengthy discussion about this in the past, just shortly after the release of the Apple Watch. From what I have read, it seems the heart rate monitor is the only casualty when it comes to the watch, since it is the only thing that is requiring the sensors to work through the ink. Not all inks made a difference, but most did. The exercise/activity app also utilizes the heart rate monitor to determine exercise rates. You might take the time to go into the nearest Apple Store and try on the Apple Watch and see if the monitor works with your sleeve.
mandrake 21:15 24/03/2016
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It may also interfere with Wrist Detection. That means you may have trouble with Apple Pay. You may also have to enter a passcode every time you want to do more than check the time.

I concur with Chris. See if you can test one out.
lucidnet 21:15 24/03/2016
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Thank you both very much!

Oh wow I didn't even think of how it could interfere with Apple Pay, which is another thing I really wanted it for since I constantly forget to put my wallet/cards in my purse...lol. Entering a pass code every time would be super annoying. Thanks that was very helpful! I will take both of your advice and schedule a try on at the local Apple Store Well I guess if anything, I could return it before the 14 days are over if I have those Apple Pay and passcode issues!
mandrake 21:15 24/03/2016
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That is also a good plan.
fzx5v0 21:15 24/03/2016
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You're welcome, and I hope your research is successful. Good luck.

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