How An Apple Watch Saved A Life

Muhammad Fitri was unconscious when his Apple Watch called for help.
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Apple watches are not only stylish, but they could save a life.

That is exactly what happened to a motorcyclist in Singapore after suffering a hit-and-run with a van.

After the accident, the rider, Muhammad Fitri, was on the ground and lost consciousness. That’s when Apple’s fall detection came in clutch, sending an alert to his girlfriend and calling an ambulance for him.

Fitri’s girlfriend also said that she was helping from afar, on the phone with a passerby who was at the scene after the watch called his emergency contacts.

Image from Twitter: @ayshardzn

Fall detection was introduced in Apple Watch since the Series 4 back in 2018. Recently the feature was given an upgrade. Now it recognises different types of falls including tumbles during workouts or cycling.

The improved fall detection feature comes with Watch OS 8 which is available for Apple Watch Series 4 or later.

Other smart watches have this function, including the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 and a few Garmin Watch models. Get them as a present for your loved ones.

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