A 78-year-old man from North Carolina escaped death because of his Apple watch. The man was unconscious & fell on his driveway, when he failed to respond, his Apple watch immediately sent an alert to emergency services.
In Summerfield, an Apple Watch feature is credited with saving a man’s life.
Last week, Mike Yager passed out and fell hard in his driveway. His watch automatically dialled 911 when he didn’t move.
“The first question I asked him was, ‘How did you guys figure out how to get here?’ “Your watch sent us a message,” he said, and I said, “What?” Mike Yager expressed his thoughts.
Last Monday, the 78-year-old suffered a serious fall. He was alone and unconscious, and his watch’s fall detection feature sent an alert to the Summerfield Fire Department when he didn’t move.
“The Summerfield Fire Department showed me his log thing, and it said male, possibly unconscious if I remember correctly.
The location was then given, followed by the phrase “reported by Apple Watch.” I was speechless every time he showed it to me. Mike’s wife, Lori Yager, said, “I didn’t know what to say.”
The watch taps you on the wrist, sounds an alarm, and displays an alert, according to Apple, when the feature detects a hard fall. It will then give you the option of calling 911 or other emergency services.
If your watch detects movement, it will alert you and wait for you to respond. It will make the call if you have been motionless for about 60 seconds.
“I think the fact that it was called while he was unconscious was the key because I wasn’t supposed to get home for another couple of hours and who knows what would have happened if I had,” Lori Yager said.
Yager is still on the mend. His nose was broken, and his cuts and scrapes were only just beginning to heal.
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“It’s a little pricey, but I think it’s well worth it. If you’re over 65, you should definitely do something like that. “I qualify because I’m 78,” Mike Yager explained.
To use the feature, you’ll need an Apple Watch Series 4 or later, and you’ll need to make sure it’s turned on in your settings. Setting up your emergency contacts in your Medical ID is also recommended by Apple. After emergency services are contacted, your watch will send a message to everyone on the list.