Apple Watch Series 5Source: iMore

What you need to know

  • A Redditor's Apple Watch notified emergency services.
  • They were involved in a car accident and were knocked unconscious.
  • Thankfully they didn't suffer any injuries.

We've told you of times where an Apple Watch has potentially saved lives in the past and while life wasn't threatened this time, a watch did call 911 when needed. According to Redditor _mr0, they were driving when they were involved in an accident. And the Apple Watch did the rest.

Car accidentSource: u/_mr0

According to the Reddit thread the watch called 911 and was in the process of dialling when the wearer "came too." Thankfully they didn't suffer any serious injuries.

Luckily I wasn't hurt but it was comforting to know that the feature really works

It would appear that the Apple Watch's fall detection was triggered at the moment of impact. When the wearer didn't cancel the alert, a call to emergency services was placed exactly as it should have been. The feature did what it is designed to do, although in this instance it fortunately wasn't a matter of life or death.