Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 smartwatch has an advanced BioActive sensor that can accurately and reliably track users’ health data and fitness activities. But almost all smartwatches, whether Samsung or other brands, seem to have difficulty reading health and exercise data from wrists with tattoos.
The ink used in the tattoo can prevent the smartwatch from determining whether the user is wearing the watch, leading to health and sports sensors that may not be able to open and functions such as wear detection not working properly.
This problem exists in most smartwatches, even Apple’s Apple Watch. but the good news is that Samsung is looking for a solution. The moderator for the Galaxy Wear app on Samsung’s community forum recently replied to a user that Samsung developers are adding a feature that should improve wear detection for users with tattoos on their wrists. The moderator said that this update will be released in the second half of 2023.
Based on this vague timeline, this feature could be part of the upcoming One UI Watch 5 and Wear OS 4 updates. The latter should debut first on the new Galaxy Watch 6 series and then roll out for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 series after the Unpacked event on July 27.