not that big a problem
You're just wearing it wrong.
Apple has confirmed that, yes indeed, its Watch gizmo does not work well on tattooed skin. The Cupertino goliath published a support page acknowledging that dark ink can prevent the pulse reader and other sensors on the watch from gathering data. This knackers health and fitness apps, and can cause the expensive wristslab to …
"They can't afford to buy it and any of them seen wearing one must obviously have stolen it and is therefore a fair target..."
Graham, it's very worrying but your down voters appear to think you are being overtly racist. I suggest you apologise profusely for daring to make unfortunately often accurate social commentary.
> Article: "... we're hesitant to brand it a 'flop' ..."
That's because El Reg are patiently waiting for the back-orders to be filled, and more moaning from the heavily tattooed hipsters, before they thoroughly announce it as a flop. Until then, they can just report on it being a piece of useless tat that probably won't service their marketing demographic.
From a post on the first page of the linked 'sticky nob' discussion:
"But I decided to send back now. Will be interesting test to see how much I miss it."
How can someone 'miss' something he has only had for ridiculously short amount of time?
Makes me wonder if the sticky nob problem is referring to the nob attached to the watch, or the nob attached to the watch.
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Dorset Knob, if you please.
SJ's filthy mind strikes again (from Wikipedia)
A Dorset knob throwing competition is held in the Dorset village of Cattistock every year on the first Sunday in May. The festival also includes such events as a knob and spoon race, knob darts, knob painting and guess the weight of the knob. The record throw of 29.4 metres (96 ft) was set in 2012.*
Wikipedia articles aren't supposed to make you PMSL - that's what Uncyclopedia's for.
*yes I know it's Wikipedia, but it's 100% true.
From the Beeb, on this year's festivities:.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-32549090 - it's an innuendo writer's wet dream.
Evidently, the reporter isn't from - and has probably never been to - Dorset.
Happy Knob Day.
Not Apple's fault. The watch is meant to work with unadorned skin, so wouldn't work over a shirt sleeve either. The tattoo-sleeved folk can wear the watch on their other wrist, around their ankle, or just accept that sometimes one set of life choices precludes other sets and move on. But what they need to do first is stop whinging, because, ultimately no-one cares.
When tattoo sleeves are detected, iWatch moves into Thug Mode (tm).
Hi there, it appears you are a thug. Please wait while iWatch reconfigures itself..
All done. Since iWatch cannot monitor your heart rate, it will now monitor recoil from handgun firing. iWatch has replaced the HeartRate App with Firing Rate App. From your Apple Pay purchase history we have determined you own an H&K .40cal USP, the Taptic Engine has modified its sensitivity to apply to that weapon's recoil.
New! Share your ammo count with fellow thugs! Running low on ammo and more cops on the way? Send a quick Yo! to fellow thugs in your area to call for reinforcements, all without putting your gun down!
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