A lot of the Apple Watch stories we’ve come across typically involve the heart rate monitor or the ECG monitor, where it alerts the wearer to an unusual heart rate, letting them seek medical help early before it becomes too late. However, this new Apple Watch story is a bit different as it involves a man falling through the ice.
The man, William Rogers, was skating on a frozen river in New Hampshire when he fell through the ice. However, thanks to the fact that Rogers was wearing his Apple Watch, it allowed him to call for 911 quickly. Firefighters were dispatched minutes after he had made the call, which most likely saved his life in the process.
According to Rogers, he told the 911 dispatch that he had probably around 10 minutes before he was not able to respond anymore, most likely due to hypothermia as he was in a freezing lake, but luckily the firefights actually managed to arrive within 5 minutes of the call being made. This isn’t the first time that the Apple Watch’s SOS feature has saved a life, plus the fact that it had LTE and allowed for phone calls most definitely helped.
We expect that as Apple starts incorporating more health tools into the watch, there will be more stories about the Apple Watch saving lives in the future.