Apple Watch not only detected his fall during a biking trip but also alerted emergency services about the accident
It is proving to be an awesome month for Apple. After the gala ceremony, the company will be thrilled with the latest developments as an Apple Watch was given credit for saving a man’s life. This came to light after a post was shared on Facebook by a Washington resident. He has given details about how his father’s Apple Watch not only detected his fall during a biking trip but also alerted emergency services about the accident. This post which was shared on September 20 has gone viral all over Internet.
Gabe mentions how he and his dad were meeting for mountain biking. But, moments before meeting him, he received a text from his dad’s Apple Watch which informed him that it had “detected a Hard Fall”. The device also shared a location for his father.
Gabe writes: “Dad flipped his bike at the bottom of Doomsday, hit his head and was knocked out. The watch had called 911 with his location and EMS had him scooped up and to the hospital in under a 1/2 hr.”
He adds that his father is ‘doing great’ and his scans are all clean. Burdett goes on to say that everyone must set up the ‘HARD FALL detection’ feature on their devices. “Had he fallen somewhere on the High Drive trails or another remote area, the location would have clued EMS in on where to find him,” he further says in his post.
And then Internet did its thing – the post has collected over 5.2 lakh reactions and more than 4.6 lakh shares – and still counting.
People on social media were thrilled and also surprised that such features were available: “I had no idea this is an available technology,” says a Facebook user. “That is super amazing. So glad he was rescued,” expressed another user.