Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Apple Watch 4 fall detection disabled by default

Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection Image Source
| 25 September, 2018, 05:47

And when the countdown ends, a message will be sent to the user's emergency contacts as per his/her Medical records.

When "significant, hard fall" is detecting while you're wearing your Apple Watch, you get a tap on the wrist, an alarm sounds, and an alert is displayed.

It would be interesting to know whether reviewers realized fall detection was disabled before testing it with Series 4. The ad features a man and several doppelgangers taking part in sports activities while wearing an Apple Watch Series 4. While it's said to work accurately, it is important to know that the feature is not automatically enabled unless you're 65 years of age or older.

Overall, the iFixit team gave the Apple Watch Series 4 a repairability score of 6 out of 10, which is the same as the iPhone XS series. The default setting does make sense, as older people are more prone to serious falls where they will need emergency assistance.

However, if for some reason you can not respond to your Apple Watch, and you're immobile for about a minute, it will begin a 15-second countdown while vibrating and sounding a progressively louder alarm.


But, if your Apple Watch detects that you're moving, it waits for you to respond to the alert and won't automatically call emergency services.

The iPhone "XS" and "XS Max" support dual SIM and dual standby functionality and are fuelled by Apple's latest A12 Bionic chipset built on 7-nm design and a new neural engine with an 8-core dedicated machine learning (ML) processor.

Although the new iPhones are receiving their share of limelight, Apple Watch Series 4 too managed to get a mention in several headlines for its bigger screen, new features and a more complicated set of functions on the display.

The Apple Watch Series 4 is priced at $399 for the Global Positioning System version.

The iPhone maker is positioning the Apple Watch Series 4 as your go-to fitness tracking device.

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