Tattoo not allowing your Apple Watch to work? Team Coco says Apple has the solution

Tattoo not allowing your Apple Watch to work? Team Coco says Apple has the solution
As we told you at the end of last month, the Apple Watch does not provide reliable heart rate readings for those with a tattoo on their wrist. The sensors on the timepiece are tricked by the ink used for the tattoo. If your tattoo blocks the watch from showing your heart rate, the device won't work since those without a beating heart usually don't need a timepiece.

Does Apple have a solution to this issue? It does if you believe Conan O'Brien. The comic talk show host has graced our pages many times over the years with videos applying his unique sense of humor to the mobile space. We've seen the former Simpsons writer mock #bendgate, the Apple-Samsung patent trial, and Siri to name a few.

According to O'Brien, Apple has released the Apple Watch Hand, a $499 replica of a hand and wrist that can be used by tat wearing Apple Watch owners. Of course, it's all in fun as O'Brien obviously retains the satirical writing abilities that he employed on the Simpsons. And you have to love the tag line to the "ad", "It's not a glitch if we can sell you a fix."

Keep in mind this is only a gag. Apple is not (as far as we know) selling such a product!



source: TeamCoco

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18 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wonder how big of an issue this actually is, tats are very popular these days. I have full sleeves on both arms, and if it doesn't work right, it's going back pronto. Cmon Apple...

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm honestly shocked that anyone even made it home with the watches before they found out that they had issues with it, seeing as Apple has every potential Apple Watch customer go through some sort of in store experience prior to buying the device. I think you should take a trip down to your nearest Apple store and find out for yourself how big of an issue this actually is.

4. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Tried it doesn't work.. I have full wrist tattoos that connect with my sleeves, Android wearables and pebbles seem to work fine, I haven't tried anything else.

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

#TATTOOSGATE hahaha

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

#TATTOOGATE hahaha

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm considering the Gear S, if the AW doesn't work for me. have you tried it? Obviously as an iOS first user, the AW is my first choice, but I love the way the Gear S looks too, and it's a stand alone.

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

My local T-Mobile store has one on display. I haven't tried it on or anything, but the interface is all-comprehensive, and it seems more intuitive than Android Wear. The thing is massive though. If I were you I'd pop in and ask to test one out.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The size is one of the reasons I like it, saw it in AT&T, but didn't have the time to try it out. I see em on Craigslist all the time, may grab one from there.

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

The gear S is sweet too but I'm more looking for just a smart watch by its self, I wouldn't really use the phone feature on it I don't think. What I've been looking at is the G Watch R as I think it's the best looking one on the market right now.

24. Slaughter

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Gear S is powered by Tizen, not AW as far as I remember. Plus, I don't think there's compatibility with iOS. Basically you need a Galaxy phone to start it, after that, no problems since it's a standalone watch.

20. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

"It's Not A Glitch if We Can Sell you a Fix" should be official apple slogan :p

3. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

So people are going to buy the watch only to measure their heart rates? lol

5. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

No it needs to detect the heart rate of the user so it can work for some features for some reason

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That was my understanding of the impact of the issue, though I can see this getting fixed with a software update, unfortunately that could also impact other functionality including but not limited to battery life.

13. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Introducing "itattoo remover" for 2000$ n "itattoo remover plus" for 3k

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Try again bro.

21. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Of course, it's all in fun as O'Brien obviously retains the satirical writing abilities that he employed on the Simpsons." -Alan F. (PA) Why bother stating the obvious?

22. kazzy122

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

come on.. why you tryna rob the public.. i mean those who love you blindly

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