One of the features of the Apple Watch is its SOS feature in which users will be able to use it to call for help. It seems that this feature has managed to help save the life of a man who following a jet ski accident, could have potentially drowned had he not turned to the Apple Watch’s SOS feature.
According to a report from WBMM, Phillip Esho, the man in question, was riding a jet ski on Lake Michigan when a wave flipped him and his jet ski over. The waves were particularly strong which kept knocking him under the water despite the fact that he wore a floatation device. His phone was also lost in the water after he was knocked over.
This meant that he could not call for help, at least that was until he remembered that his Apple Watch had an SOS feature that could call emergency services. According to Esho, he says that he’s not sure what would have happened to him had he not been able to use his Apple Watch to call for help.
While we have heard stories of the Apple Watch’s ECG and heart rate monitor saving the lives of its users by alerting them to impending health issues, we have also heard about instances in which the Apple Watch, especially the LTE model that can make calls, help save lives by letting them call for help when their phones aren’t with them.