Apple’s latest device may have been sold using some pretty annoying tactics, but when a scary real-life situation arose, the Apple Watch was there to save a life. Last September, Apple launched several new iPhones along with the latest Apple Watch series. Many people have noticed that the overall idea of the company looks a bit dark, as it uses images of disasters and scary situations to market its products. However, sometimes scary things happen in real life, and when they do, the Apple Watch can be a real lifesaver. In one case, a man who had fallen off a cliff was eventually found unconscious for hours because he was wearing an Apple Watch that sent an emergency SOS signal. Although Apple’s marketing tactics may not be
This quick-witted woman saved her life when her abusive husband left her alone for a few moments in the midst of a violent attack. I used my Apple Watch to call 911 and send an emergency notification. This story reminds us of the importance of having a safety plan if you are in an abusive relationship.
A buried woman has been found alive thanks to her Apple Watch
According to a report by NBC News, a Washington state woman was beaten and buried after trying to discuss finances and an impending divorce with her soon-to-be ex-husband when the attack began. The victim reportedly suffered severe head injuries, a broken nose, and several missing teeth as a result of the attack. The police are still investigating and no arrests have been made at this time.
During the attack, the woman used her Apple Watch to call emergency services and, despite being gagged, managed to scream for help. According to court documents, she told police her husband had tried to harm her and when police found her she still had tape around her neck, down her face and ankles. Fortunately, I managed to escape and get to safety.
The pair were arrested and charged with attempted murder, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault.
This isn’t the first time the Apple Watch has been credited with helping save lives. However, this is the first time we’ve heard of him saving a life threatened by domestic violence. Fortunately, even with her hands tied, she was able to reach her Apple Watch and make the call that saved her life.
Apple Watch comes with the Emergency SOS feature designed to help people call for help when they don’t have their iPhone on hand or aren’t able to maneuver it far enough to use it. Users can turn it on by simply holding down the side button below the Digital Crown and then dragging the emergency call slider on the screen or holding the side button.
Another life-saving feature, fall detection, can automatically call for help when the Apple Watch wearer falls and can’t call 911. Apple Watch Series 8 added collision detection to the mix to notify emergency services if a user has been in a car accident even if they’re left unfit.
If you find yourself a victim of domestic violence, please seek help and call the National Helpline on 3919.