Apple Watch Called an Ambulance and Saved a Person’s Life

The watch had smartly notified the respective authorities of the accident by calling 911 and emergency medical services were able to reach Bob who had suffered a head injury within 30 minutes

Apple Watch Called an Ambulance and Saved a Person’s Life

Bob Burdett took a hard fall at the bottom of a hill, going over 20mph on his mountain bike. He had set up the Hard fall detection feature on his watch which helped him during the not only informed his son, but also called the 911 and the emergency medical services.

When the countdown ends, the watch automatically contacts emergency services and play an audio message explaining a hard fall has been detected, before sharing the person's current location as latitude and longitude coordinates. Now Bob is feeling well. 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. "My brother was already driving by the hospital when the second update came in and was able to be with him right away".

Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the incident was the first local situation he knows in which an Apple Watch called 911.

The Apple Watch Series 4 doesn't have the always-on display, so you'll need to lift your wrist to check the time but, aside from that, the Apple Watch Series 4 matches nearly every other feature you'll find inside the new Series 5.

It is important to note that fall detection is not turned on by default, except for Watch users who are over the age of 65. If you're looking for the larger 44mm Watch Series 4 model, Amazon has also dropped the price by the same £70 discount.

After an X-ray and CT scan, Burdett is a little bruised but will make a full recovery. For those unfamiliar, the fall detection service displays alerts and vibrates to get your attention so that you don't accidentally call 911 after you, say, slam your auto trunk harder than you meant to do. However, it's easily switched on with a quick trip into your the Apple Watch settings. Burdett says much of the path his dad was on was more remote.

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