It hasn’t even been a few days since reports of tattooed users being unable to use the Apple Watch properly first started making the rounds of the tech blogosphere. Though, Watch still works for users with lighter tattoos, those reports suggested that users with solid-colored (e.g. red, black) tattoos on their wrist may experience problems using the smartwatch. Now, a new report from BGR suggests that the Apple Watch may cause users to suffer from irritating skin rashes.
“Has anyone else suffered skin irritation because of the band/watch?,” asked a Reddit user in a recent post. “I don’t wear mine too tightly, and I make sure it doesn’t stay wet in there after workouts, but I’m definitely dealing with an allergic reaction of some kind. I just got off of the phone with an Apple rep, who took information from me for about 20 minutes, including photos of the irritation and a medical history (all of this voluntary, at least partially for research purposes).”
Similarly, Italian blog site Espazio also published photos of a user’s wrist with a skin irritation after using the Apple Watch.
In response to the user complaints, Apple created a support page for the skin irritation/Apple Watch issue, and it seems that the company isn’t too concerned about the issue being such a major one. In the support page, Apple demonstrates the proper way of wearing Watch, suggesting that users shouldn’t wear it too loose or too tight. It also notes that some users may encounter allergic reactions due to the materials used in Watch’s construction, such as nickel and methacrylate.