Apple Watch Reportedly Plays a Key Role in Saving Man's Life


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A Spokane, Washington resident is crediting an Apple Watch for his dad's survival of a bike crash at Doomsday Hill.

Gabe Burdett, according to his Facebook post, was trying to meet up with his father for some mountain biking in Riverside State Park, when he got a text from his dad's Apple Watch, which read, "Emergency SOS Bob Burdett called emergency services from this approximate location after Apple Watch detected a hard fall."

In addition to the text message, it also included a map to his location and called 911 with his father's location.

Gabe said, Bob had flipped his bike at the bottom of Doomsday Hill and hit his head, knocking him unconscious.

Gabe continued, "Dad is doing great, clear X-Rays and CT scan, but a little sore for sure! IF YOU OWN AN APPLE WATCH, set up your HARD FALL detection—it's not just for when you fall off a roof or a ladder. Had he fallen somewhere on the High Drive trails or another remote area, the location would have clued EMS in on where to find him. Amazing technology and so glad he had it!"
See pictures of Bob and the damaged apple watch below.

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