Apple Watch Fall Detection Feature Saves Life Of 87-Year Old Woman
The Apple Watch Series 4 has received lots of love since its release thanks to the impressive ECG functionality that it possesses. But there’s also another lifesaving feature in the form of fall detection and it’s been hard at work, too.
According to a report by News Center Maine, a woman who experienced a car accident has her Apple Watch to thank for getting help.
As the story goes Dotty White was driving in Kennebunk, Maine when her car was crashed into by another. Unfortunately White was unable to reach her phone after the accident so was unable to call for help. But she needn’t have worried because her Apple Watch was already doing it.
Due to the impact of the accident the Apple Watch believed that White had taken a tumble and had already sent messages to her family and called the emergency services.
“The watch dialed my son in Florida, it dialed my daughter in Massachusetts and my daughter in Maine,” White said. “So they knew something had happened and they knew where it happened.”
Her son, James White, says he was notified instantly through a text message. He immediately called his sister, who — after receiving the message herself — rushed to her mother’s side. “It was really helpful to get that message,” James White said. “I knew mom was all set at that point.”
Luckily the 87-year-old suffered nothing more than a few broken bones, and she’s grateful to her Apple Watch for helping her when she needed it most.
If you’re an Apple Watch Series 4 owner you may need enable fall detection manually because it’s normally disabled for those under 65.