How to Turn On Fall Detection on Apple Watch Series 4

25 September, 2018, 05:43 | Author: Camille Rivera
  • Apple Watch Series 4 Teardown

When a user falls and doesn't move for a minute, the Apple Watch Series 4 automatically a loud alarm after a 15-second countdown, in a move to get help from the surroundings in addition to contacting the user's contacts listed for emergency purposes.

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. "The more physically active you are, the more likely you are to trigger fall detection due to high impact activity that can appear to be a fall".

As found in an Apple Support page by one of the Reddit users, it has been clearly mentioned that the fall detector needs to be manually enabled. The default setting does make sense, as older people are more prone to serious falls where they will need emergency assistance. Many reported that they could not trigger a fall alert on objective, but it's not clear if all of them had the feature turned on.

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 Apple Watch Series 4 is about as popular as expected, needing around a month to ship from the manufacturer's USA e-store if you order it today, but if you've already received an early copy, it might not be a good idea to start tearing it down and verify its repairability. There is some margin of error that you should keep in mind.

Apple Watch Series 4 Teardown
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The Apple Watch 4 is actually slimmer than its predecessor by 0.7 mm.

But for all that the Apple Watch does, it's still fun to accessorize. The same sensor has a dedicated cutout beside the microphone on the Series 3. However, its battery life remains similar to Series 3.

Apple said all falls are recorded in the Apple Health app (unless you reply that you didn't fall when your Apple Watch asks). The GPS + Cellular model is going to cost you $499.




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