Apple Watch’s Hard Fall feature saves biker’s life: Make sure you activate this feature on yours

With days passing by we humans are getting more and more dependent on technology. There is not even a single day in our lives, when we won’t be using a single technology. Technology has been helping us in many ways these days. in one such incident, an Apple Watch saved a biker’s life.

Apple Watch’s Hard Fall feature saves biker’s life: Make sure you activate this feature on yours

Incident took place in U.S where a Washington resident was to join his son, Gabe, for some mountain biking. Moments before meeting his dad at a  point. Gabe received a text message from his dad’s Apple Watch which said it had “detected a hard fall”. the device also showed the location where the accident had occurred.

By the time Gabe reached the location. He realised that his father was not there and was already taken to hospital by the emergency services. The Watch later updated his father’s location and sent Gabe another text telling the current location.

Gabe in his social media post said, “Dad flipped his bike at the bottom of Doomsday, hit his head and was knocked out until sometime during the ambulance ride. The watch had called 911 with his location and EMS had him scooped up and to the hospital in under a 1/2 hr,” He also added that his father is now doing great and his scans are all clean.

What actually saved the life of Bob (Gabe’s father), was the Apple Watch. He had set up the Hard fall detection feature on his watch which helped him during the fall. it not only informed his son, but also called the 911 and the emergency medical services. They reached him even before Gabe could reach the spot. in case of any accident, the injured must get medical attention within an hour.

The first hour is called golden hour because that is time when emergency treatment is most likely to be successful. in this case bob reached hospital in half n hour which again helped him. Gabe goes on to say that everyone must set up the ‘HARD FALL detection’ feature on their devices. “Had he fallen somewhere on the High Drive trails or another remote area, the location would have clued EMS in on where to find him,” he said in his post.

Many cars in India now offer the emergency assist feature, where the car’s infotainment system that has a built-in sim card and internet connectivity, sends a message to a pre-programmed number in case of an accident. This feature is available on the likes of the Ford EcoSport and the Hyundai Venue.

Ajeesh Kuttan

Ajeesh, started 6 years ago with as an eager journalist passionate about bikes. His skills now encompass both bikes and cars, producing timely news reports spanning the auto sector. Beyond writing, Ajeesh excels in video production. Together with Shantonil, he participates in first drives and test drives for new car launches. (Full bio)