What you need to know
- An Apple Watch has helped save another life after calling emergency services following a motorcycle accident.
- Muhammad Fitri collided with a van and was left unconscious.
Apple Watch has helped save another life after motorcyclist Muhammad Fitri was knocked off his bike by a van while riding. Once the Apple Watch detected the fall it notified first responders as well as his girlfriend via the fall detection feature — one of the best Apple Watch features people likely don't even know about.
Local reports via machine translation:
The rider's Apple Watch then did exactly what it is designed to do by calling emergency services and providing his location. Next, it contacted his girlfriend and again showed where he was on a map. Thankfully, Fitri woke as the paramedics arrived.
Given the fact Fitri fell unconscious there is no guarantee he would have received help so quickly if it wasn't for his Apple Watch. The report certainly suggests that help wasn't at hand immediately, with the driver of the van that struck him having left the scene.
Apple Watch has saved lives before, whether it be via its fall detection feature, ECG capability, or heart rate sensor. Who knows how many people wouldn't be around today if it wasn't for their watch.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.