Apple Watch saves a man’s life by detecting his fall

Appleosophy | Apple Watch saves a man's life by detecting his fall
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Apple announced the Fall Detection feature last year when it launched the Series 4 of the wearable. And now we have the story of a man from Spokane in Washington State whose father’s life is safe after a serious accident just because of the Apple Watch.

Gabe Burdett planned to go on a mountain bike trip together with his dad Bob. While waiting for his dad, Gabe got a message from Apple Watch of his dad stating he had “detected a difficult drop.” Apple Watch shared with Gabe the place map of the difficult drop. This’ drop detection ‘ function is built-in for Apple Watch Series 4 and subsequent versions.

The Watch sent the details of the place of the accident to 911 and also to Bob, who was listed in his emergency contact. Bob reaching the place found out that it was empty and then found that the location was updated to a nearby hospital making him possible to meet his wounded father within short span of time.

Budrett said,

If you own an Apple Watch, set up your hard fall detection, it’s not just for when you fall off a roof or a ladder,” Burdett further posted.

Had he fallen somewhere on the High Drive trails or another remote area, the location would have clued EMS in on where to find him. Amazing technology and so glad he had it

He also mentioned that his father is going through some X-Rays and will be fine, and this is how the new technology built-in to the Apple Watch saved a man’s precious life.

Sriyansa Mohanty
Author: Sriyansa Mohanty

From India. A student who loves blogging about technology.

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Kristen Baker
Kristen Baker
3 years ago

This is exactly what happened to my grandfather who had a heart disease at 6am and took the medication for three and a half months to get the heart and blood from his wife on his wrists. He kept his life a small bit so he could focus on the things that he needs for his life and then move from there on. He had a heart attack during the day and had the heart bypass surgery – this was one he still got – for his sake they were getting in the way of an ambulance on a long journey but they didn’t know he would be in his life. This is completely ridiculous considering his life in the U.S. I think he was the one who got to sleep on the phone or he felt he was too busy and so he didn’t have to worry about health issues. The same guy who got to sleep on the phone or when he had a heart or chest bypass cancer would probably be in his first day of the year. I think this is something we’ve been looking for for to help us but I’ve read that for the purpose of helping people get into their lives. If there is an app that will allow me to set up an automated check of my heart rate I can go for it. I have used a few other smart [email protected]@ and its very convinient for the reason that you can also buy it online like eBay where they can send it ti you through Paypal ship now.

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