Gabe Burdett shared his Apple Watch experience in a Facebook post on Friday and it has gone viral for all the right reasons
This is not the first time Apple Watch has saved a life
Fall detection facility on Apple Watch Series 4 has saved a life once again. The latest story is of a man from Spokane in Washington State who thanked Apple Watch for saving his father's life after a fatal accident.
Gabe Burdett shared his Apple Watch experience in a Facebook post on Friday and it has gone viral for all the right reasons.
Gabe Burdett and his father Bob had plans to go on a mountain bike ride together. While waiting for his father, Gabe received a message from his father's Apple Watch saying that it had "detected a Hard Fall." Apple Watch shared the location map of the hard fall with Gabe. Apple Watch Series 4 and later versions have this built-in 'fall detection' feature.
Once Gabe reached the site of the fall, he got another update. His father's location changed to Sacred Heart Medical Center.
"Dad flipped his bike at the bottom of Doomsday, hit his head and was knocked out until sometime during the ambulance ride, says Gabe in his Facebook post. Apple watch had also called 911 with his location. "EMS had him scooped up and to the hospital in under a 1/2 hr," says Gabe.
Apple's 'fall detection feature' detects a sudden fall and calls emergency services if the person doesn’t dismiss the alert within one minute of falling. If the user has already filled the emergency contact, Apple Watch will send a text message with a map of watch's location of the sudden fall. That’s exactly what happened when Gabe’s father fell from his bike wearing an Apple Watch.
Gabe says that his father is doing well after the incident. 'Dad is doing great, clear X-Rays and CT scan, but a little sore for sure!' he said.
In April, Apple Watch's 'fall detection' feature helped an 80-year-old woman who fell in the apartment in Germany. The Apple Watch detected her fall and called 112, the emergency number in Germany.