When a user falls and doesn't move for a minute, the Apple Watch Series 4 automatically a loud alarm after a 15-second countdown, in a move to get help from the surroundings in addition to contacting the user's contacts listed for emergency purposes.
According to an Apple support page spotted by a Reddit user, the Fall Detection feature is enabled automatically if you have set your age as 65 years or older on the Apple Watch or in the Health app. Apple says, "The more physically active you are, the more likely you are to trigger fall detection due to high impact activity that can appear to be a fall".
The ad ends with the line "there's a better you in you", clearly leaning on the fact that wearing an Apple Watch will somehow make you more active than you were before. The alert includes three different options, one of them being "Emergency SOS" to contact emergency services.
The new Apple Watch touts a fancy new ECG, or electrocardiogram, monitor. Redditor No1ARSoul, however, noted that you'll only find that out if you read the online manual for Fall Detection and how it's enabled by default for anyone whose age is 65 or older in their Apple accounts.More news: Tiger's journey from last-chance saloon to Tour victor once more
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Don't try to deliberately fall over on a hard surface just to test the Fall Detection feature because it's turned off for most users by default. Anyway, the test shows that the device doesn't always detect hard falls accurately.
Well, following the teardown of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, iFixit has taken the liberty to open up the Apple Watch Series 4 44mm with LTE. Although the new iPhones are receiving their share of limelight, Apple Watch Series 4 too managed to get a mention in several headlines for its bigger screen, new features and a more complicated set of functions on the display. If you do nothing, your Watch will automatically call the emergency services - and notify your emergency contact.
Apple Watch Series 4 is available in retail stores and through Apple's website.