Apple Watch doesn't seem to work on tattooed wrists

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Apple Watch Doesn't Seem to Work on Tattooed Wrists
By MAGDALENA GUILLEN

Days after the launch of the Apple Watch, many users took to social media sites such as Twitter and Reddit to express concerns of the device not working well on tattooed wrists.

The watch functions on heart rate sensors and any obstruction to them - including ink-covered skin - can interfere with the performance of the device.

One Reddit user's complaint was forwarded to Apple engineering and has yet to hear back from the company.

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A new Apple Watch on display at the Apple Grand Central Station store on April 24, 2015 in New York. The Apple Watch debuted in selected global markets Friday with sales limited to clients who had pre-ordered online, making the launch a relatively low-key affair compared to tech titan's usual fanfare. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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A customer tries on an Apple watch in Washington,DC on April 10, 2015. The Apple watch is being presented in stores today and will be available on April 24. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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