1 Gustavo Rodriguez
When it comes to helping save lives, the Apple Watch’s heart monitor receives much of the attention. But new Apple Watches may also have another potentially life-saving feature.
Swedish man Gustavo Rodriguez says his Apple Watch’s fall detection worked perfectly when he was suddenly hit with crippling back pain while cooking. With the stove on and his phone in the other room, Rodriguez turned to his wearable to call for help.
But while fall detection and automatic calling were there if he needed it, Rodriguez ended up using his Apple Watch to call his nearby mother-in-law — who arrived to turn off the stove and contact emergency services.