It seems that the Apple Watch has more than one way to save lives. We’ve heard stories of how the smartwatch’s built-in heart rate monitor and EKG monitor alerted its wearer to problems so they can get medical help before it’s too late, but that’s not all the Apple Watch can do.
It appears that recently in Singapore, a motorcyclist’s Apple Watch helped after he had a hit-and-run accident. The motorcyclist collided with a van and fell off his bike, losing consciousness. However, it appears that he passed out, but his Apple Watch did not.
It found that he had suffered a serious fall, and since he did not respond to the prompt, it sent a message to the motorcyclist’s emergency contacts and at the same time called an ambulance.
According to the motorcyclist’s family, they were very grateful for the watch to work as the streets were relatively empty at the time of the accident and there might have been the possibility that no one would have noticed the accident until it was too late. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that fall detection can save a life, and we expect to hear more of these stories in the future.
Filed in. Read more about Apple Watch, Smartwatch and Wearable Tech. Source: mothership.sg