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Apple Watch SOS saves lives — get to know it now

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Apple Watch SOS saves lives — get to know it now

How Apple Watch can name for lend a hand — even while you will not be in a position to.

Up to I exploit my Apple Watch as a health tracker I am regularly reminded how a lot more there's to it. Past even Apple Pay, notifications, and Siri and HomeKit. It is only once I see such things as this — the inbuilt SOS function from watchOS 3 actually saving lives — that I recognize simply how essential having a hooked up pc strapped to my wrist can also be.

From The Daily Mail:

Casey Bennett, from Laytonsville, Maryland, used to be riding house from faculty the night time of April 6 when he used to be struck via any other automobile – sending him and his Jeep Patriot flying during the air.

Bennett, 22, discovered himself putting from the driving force's seat via simply his seat belt, however his iPhone used to be too a long way out of succeed in to name for lend a hand.

Then again, he remembered the Apple Watch incorporated the SOS Emergency function – he held the aspect button down and contacted 911 for lend a hand, who have been at the scene in six mins.

If you are now not already acquainted with SOS, please take a second and skim this:

How to use SOS on Apple Watch: The ultimate guide

SOS exists on iPhone as smartly, and fortunately so. However Apple Watch has the good thing about permanency of position. It may well be smashed or differently rendered non-functional, unquestionably. However, so long as it's running, you by no means have to fear about remembering which pocket, bag, or cup holder it's in, or if it were given dropped or used to be despatched flying away. It is proper there. In your wrist. The place you'll be able to succeed in it. All the time.

Proper after WWDC 2016, my colleagues Georgia Dow and Serenity Caldwell and I mentioned how essential a function SOS would end up to be. I will be able to't wait to see what Apple has in retailer for watchOS 4 at WWDC 2017.

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