Two fall detections aided in 911 calls to rescue the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch continues to prove itself as a potential life-saving device, this time helping two people get the help they need in an emergency in Ohio and Minnesota.

CBS News Reports say Michael Brodkorb was hit by a car that then fled the scene in Minnesota, but his Apple Watch detected the impact and called emergency services.

It also alerted his family. Police later identified the driver but it is yet to be confirmed whether any charges will be laid against the 17-year-old.

The second Apple Watch, as reported ABC, 83-year-old William Fryer alerted Cincinnati emergency workers when he was walking alone on the Ohio River Trail and fell after dislocating his knee. It was later confirmed that he had a large blood clot which caused the collapse. The clot was later removed, but it’s possible that the situation could have been worse had the Apple Watch not called for help.

Apple Watch Fall Detection is available on Apple Watch Series 1 and newer and is automatically enabled for wearers over 55. However, everyone can manually enable the feature and if you are someone who reads regularly or consider doing so Just worried about not being able to get help in case of a fall.

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