Help, I've fallen . . . .
We've all seen those commercials for the life alerts or something similar.
However, I wanted to relate an experience I recently had with an Apple Watch. I know lots of folks are on the fence, as to whether to spend the ~ $500 for one of these things. I have had Apple watches since the beginning and I can tell you, they have evolved.
Here's my story:
Over the Christmas holidays, I had an unfortunate accident. My youngest Grandson got a hoverboard for Christmas. I have risen Segways many times and thought the hoverboard would be similar to ride. Well, the last thing I remember is putting one foot on the hoverboard; next thing, I was on the way to the hospital. I fell on a tile kitchen floor and sustained a concussion and 3 small brain bleeds. Cost me a night in ICU. I'm OK now...thankfully
Here's the kicker. During the time I was unconscious [maybe 30s], my wife [and others] kept hearing a woman talking. She finally figured out it was my Apple Watch. The Apple Watch knew I had fallen and when I didn't respond to the watch that I was OK, it called 911. The woman talking was the 911 operator, to whom my wife finally told not to send an ambulance.
I only post this here, since these things can be life saving. If I had been alone, help would have arrived automatically, with or without my interaction with the 911 operator.
Disclosure: I have no affiliation with Apple...just a happy customer.
If you're on the fence about getting an Apple Watche, this might be a reason to give it some serious consideration.
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