The Apple Watch is proving to be more than just a smartwatch for quite a few people. It’s been looking after them very well. Be it saving a man’s life after detecting supraventricular tachycardia or detecting afib to convert a naysayer. According to a new report, the Apple Watch called for help after an 80 year old woman suffered a fall in Munich, Germany.
The Apple Watch Series 4 has a fall detection system which displays an alert if it senses sudden movement that’s indicative of a fall. The feature is automatically enabled only for users who are over 65 years of age.
If the user doesn’t respond to the alert by tapping on a button, the Watch automatically contacts emergency services and any numbers that users have set up in their Medical ID information.
According to local media reports, a dispatcher in the integrated control center accepted the emergency call from the Watch after the 80 year old woman fell in her apartment in Haidhausen, Munich. “He heard a band announcement telling him that a person had fallen heavily.
The Watch also transmitted the coordinates of the scene of the accident,” the translated report adds. The police reportedly used that data to identify the woman’s address in order to dispatch an ambulance. The Watch also notified her son.