Apple Smart Watch fall saved the life of 78-year-old US man

Apple Watch fall saved the life of 78-year-old US man

There’s been now a routine of smart devices that are saving the lives of human beings. We can quote multiple examples that show smart devices, including smartphones and Smart Watches have been fruitful to human health. Smart Watches for instance can help people that are facing medical complications by keeping track or record of their health from heart rate to temperature. Smart Watches have several functions that alert national securities or agencies in any case of emergency. Therefore, there are many cases we have seen that smart watches have saved the lives of humans in actuality.

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One of the examples that saved the life of a person was a citizen of the USA named Mike Yager, a 78-year-old man.  The old man left alone after falling in his driveway and had a horrible incident. Yager was wearing a smart watch of Apple and had enabled the feature of fall detection on it.  When the accident took place, his Apple smart watch detected that the victim or owner was not moving for over 60 seconds. After the completion of 60 seconds, the smartwatch automatically called 911 (an emergency number in the USA) for help.

Apple Watch

How to enable Fall Detection feature on Apple Smart Watch:


Unfortunately, the fall detection feature can be enabled on Watch Series 4 or higher.

To set up fall detection on Apple Watch, follow the below steps:

  • Go to the Watch app on your iPhone
  • Then select the My Watch tab in the settings
  • Tap Emergency SOS
  • Enable Fall Detection

Yager, who is 78-years old guy from North Carolina during his interview, said that the first question I asked from the officers that, “How did you guys know to get here?” The officers replied that “your watch sent us the message”. On the other hand, 78-years old man’s wife also didn’t know about the unconsciousness of her husband. His wife came after 3 to 4 hours of the whole incident.

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