Bob Burdett – a 62-year-old man living in Washington has just experienced a memorable period in his life: facing death and if not for the Apple Watch, perhaps …
Bob shared that, at about noon on September 15, when cycling to the road called Doomsday Hill (a hill), he lost his balance and fell off his bike. The fall caused his head to hit the concrete road, but fortunately he wore a helmet. However, he was still thrown into the street and the fall made him unconscious in a dislocated shoulder and broken some ribs and a patchy bleeding wound near his eyes.
The fall also activated the Apple Watch’s fall detection feature, and immediately an emergency call to 911 was made after 60 seconds Bob did not move. At the same time, an urgent message was sent to his son’s phone number.
Just a few minutes after the call was made, an ambulance arrived at the scene and took Bob to emergency. And his son immediately went to the hospital to take care of his father after receiving the message.
It’s all over, but what the Apple Watch did in the accident of Bob Burdett shows the technological prowess that smart wearables from Apple bring.
Drifting into the sea, the woman was saved by her Apple Watch
Thanks to the mobile connection feature on the Apple Watch, the woman quickly called 911 for rescuers.
There have been many records about how the Apple Watch smartwatch saved lives in emergency situations. And this week, a woman from Massachusetts, USA, shared another story about how the Apple Watch saved her life by accidentally sailing off the coast.
According to the Boston Globe, the woman was sailing on Nahant beach when the wind began to float and pushed her away from the shore. Unable to withstand the wind, she decided to call 911 with her Apple Watch. The call quickly connected to the rescue agency Lynn, Massachusetts.
In a recording she received from the Boston Globe, the woman presented a state of emergency when she said she was drifting too far from shore and didn’t know how. Rescue teams reassured the woman and immediately arrived at the scene.
At that time, the boating girl was hundreds of meters from the shore and the force deployed the boat to rescue. Finally, the woman returned safely to the shore in a stable condition.