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Apple Watch Series 7

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The health functions of the Apple Watch are in the news this month and are said to have saved at least two lives. In two emergency situations in Minnesota and Ohio, Fall Detection was helpful.

Apple Watch user Michael Brodkorb was struck by a car in Minnesota before it fled the scene. When he was unable to react, his Apple Watch used Fall Detection to identify the impact and called 911. “I was just shocked,” he said. “I mean, just the sheer force of what it’s like to get hit by a vehicle.”

He was able to get fast assistance because, in addition to dialing 911, the Fall Detection feature warned his wife and kids inside the house. He ended up with rib and tailbone injuries.  “It absolutely is a life-saving tool,” Brodkorb said. Police did find the driver, a 17-year-old boy, but it is not yet clear if he will be charged.

Apple Watch Series 9
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During his recovery, Brodkorb sent an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who wished him a speedy recovery.

William Fryer, 83, of Cincinnati, was strolling along the Ohio River Trail when his legs gave up. There was nobody nearby, but his Apple Watch saw the fall, alerted his daughter, and phoned emergency personnel.

He was found by Cincinnati police, who then had paramedics take him to the hospital. The huge blood clot that caused his fall was ultimately discovered by X-rays, although the symptoms of the blood clot were unusual because they went unnoticed. Fryer had the clot removed and expressed his gratitude that his Apple Watch had been able to call for assistance.

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Opening the Apple Watch iPhone app, selecting Emergency SOS, then turning on the Fall Detection option will enable the Apple Watch’s fall detection capability. For Apple Watch owners over 55, Fall Detection is turned on by default; however, younger Apple Watch owners can also activate it.

Awanish Kumar

By Awanish Kumar

I keep abreast of the latest technological developments to bring you unfiltered information about gadgets.

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