A North Carolina man's life was saved when, unknown to him, his Apple Watch detected him falling, and called emergency services automatically.
Apple Watch has saved lives before, and sometimes surprises its wearers by detecting problems they're unaware of. Now, however, a person has been rescued by the Summerfield local department before he even knew his Watch could send an emergency message.
"The very first thing I asked [the officer] was, 'How did you guys know to urge here?' and he said, 'Your watch sent us a message,'" 78-year-old Mike Yager told Fox News. "And I said 'What?'"
Yager had reportedly fallen hard in his driveway, breaking his nose, and spending out. When he didn't answer his Apple Watch, it automatically called 911.
"[Apple Watch is] quite expensive," continued Yager, "but i feel it's well worthwhile if you're over 65... you actually got to do something like [get a Watch]."
The man's wife, Lori Yager, told Fox News that the Summerfield fire department officer showed her his log saying the alert had come from her husband's Apple Watch.
"I was speechless, I didn't know what to mention ," she said. "I wasn't due to click for one more couple hours and who knows what would have happened once I got home."
The ability to detect a fall is automatically enabled within the Apple Watch Series 4, or later, if the owner is over 65