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Hi, since the always on display only works when your wearing it I'm guessing its using the heart rate monitor.  I have tattoos and the monitor does not read my heart rate. Is there any other way round this

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Superuser I
Superuser I
A tattoo shouldn't block the heartrate sensor, because a tattoo is effectively ink inside the skin so perhaps you might have an extremely thick hide?

Regardless, my first advice would be to clean the sensor. If that doesn't work I would recommend letting someone without a thick hide try the watch, if it still doesn't work I would send it in for repair.

Its correct that the watch uses the heartrate censor to check if someone wears it.


First Poster
I tried it on front of my hand just below were you would normally wear it and the sensor does work. Have seen other posts from people with tattoos. Just wish I read them before I bought the watch.
First Poster

Same problem here.. 

Heart rate measurements are not possible on inked skin. 

I am lso having problems with the aod not working. I also have to set the notification setting (only show wen wearing watch) to disabled, otherwise i dont get any notifications...

 

Any thoughts?

 

BTW: There is also another thread about the aod issue (https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/Smartphones-Tablets-Wearables/Galaxy-Watch-always-on-display-not...)

First Poster

I tried on my friends apple watch series 4.  I now own my first iPhone and bought the watch too. Heart rate monitor works well even with the tattoo. 

Superuser I
Superuser I
Glad to hear that you have found your own alternative solution It has its up and downsides but I'm happy that you are satisfied with it ^-^

/me still prefers Samsung
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