Apple Watch fall detection makes brilliant cameo appearance on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show'

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What you need to know

  • Apple Watch fall detection made a cameo on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show'.
  • A woman in the audience accidentally triggered her Watch's fall detection during a segment.
  • It left Corden and the audience in stitches.

Apple Watch made a brilliant cameo appearance on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show' this week after an audience member accidentally triggered its fall detection feature during a live segment of the show.

During the trivia quiz 'Know For Your Row,' in which audience members compete against other rows for a cash prize, Corden asked an older member of the audience a question about the animated movie Shrek.

After she correctly answers and sits down, he moves along to the next contestant, only to be distracted by the noise of Apple Watch's fall detection siren. When Corden and the rest of the audience realize what has happened, hilarity takes over.

Corden jokes that the lady must have been so relieved to have answered her question correctly, that she fell back down into her chair and triggered the alarm. Her heart rate may also have been elevated from moments earlier when Corden agreed to let her plant a kiss on his cheek. Regardless of how it happened, it made for some great television. Check it out here, about 5 minutes in!

Whilst you may be able to trigger fall detection accidentally when Apple Watch senses a real emergency, sometimes the results can be life-saving, like this most recent story of a driver knocked unconscious following a road traffic collision.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9