One of the most striking features of the Apple Watch Series 4 at the time of its launch was the ability to detect falls , so that the person who suffered the accident could be indicated if they wanted to communicate with an emergency contact. Well, in the last few hours an Apple support document found by a Reddit user was revealed that ‘Fall Detection’ is only automatically activated if the user has set his age in Apple Watch or in the Health application, and is over 65 years old.
This means that by default the function is disabled for most users and must be enabled manually for those who are not of that age. Those interested in using ‘Fall Detection’ will need to activate it in the Emergency SOS section of the Apple Watch application .
As mentioned above, Apple Watch Series 4 has a new feature called ‘Fall Detection’ which uses the new generation gyro and accelerometer, to detect a fall and provides options to contact emergency services if necessary.
In addition, Apple’s support document also explains other aspects of the drop detection feature. For example, when the Apple Watch Series 4 detects a “significant, hard fall,” the device will lightly tap the user on the wrist, sound an alarm, and display an alert.
From the options displayed on the screen, affected users can select “I fell but I am OK”, “I did not fall” or “Emergency SOS” to contact the emergency services. Now, if the user does not move for one minute, the smart clock will start a 15-second countdown before automatically calling the services and alerting the emergency contacts that are set up.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is now available on the market. The LTE version is available in Spain with the operators Vodafone and Orange . The watch is available from 429 euros.
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