Three ways your Apple Watch can save your life with ‘invaluable’ emergency features

If you’ve ever been in a tough spot, your Apple Watch might be the perfect tool to keep you safe.

A high-tech smartwatch can now help you survive extremely dangerous situations.


The Apple Watch Series 8 is one of three new models this year — along with the SE and UltraCredit: Apple

This week saw the unveiling of three new watch models at the special exhibition Apple Event (along with iPhone 14 And the iPhone 14 Pro), including the Apple Watch Series 8.

Here’s how they can help when you’re in dire straits…

Detecting traffic accidents

apple It has built a really cool feature in the new watch models called Crash Detection.

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The tech giant has created a special algorithm that absorbs data from various sensors – accelerometers, barometers, GPS, microphones and more.

He or she can use this data to determine if you’ve had a severe breakdown.

So in the very unfortunate event that someone has a severe road accident, the watch will ask the user to tap to call emergency services – or cancel the popup.

If the wearer does not respond after a 10-second countdown, an emergency protocol is initiated.

This will share the device’s location with emergency services as well as the wearer’s emergency contacts.

Detection works best if you also have an iPhone with you, as it saves more data.

waypoint and backtrack

the new Apple Watch Ultra It gets some extra features – and so should start at $799 / £849.

It has a built-in compass app that enables special features called Waypoints and Backtrack.

You can record the coordinates with your watch while taking a walk in the great outdoors.

For example, you could mark your camp, a recent sign or crossroads, or a water source.

You can quickly mark them with the new orange action button on the side of your Apple Watch Ultra.

If you ever get lost, you can use Backtrack (powered by GPS), a special routing tool that helps you track your steps.

emergency siren

Another cool feature on the Apple Watch Ultra is the siren.

Apple has built a powerful speaker into the side of the Watch Ultra.

When activated, the Ultra will sound an alarm of 86 decibels.

It can be heard from up to 600 feet away, according to Apple.

Apple explained that “the 86dB siren is designed for emergencies, in case users are lost or injured, and can help draw attention to a location.”

“The unique sound signature includes two distinct alternating patterns, which can be repeated for up to several hours.”

Apple said the first pattern is a distress warning.

The second emulates the internationally recognized SOS pattern.

The specific frequency of the noise was chosen to withstand long distances and cut out any ambient noise.

It can really help you if you are in a tough place.

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Apple Watch Ultra available starting Friday, September 23rd.

The Apple Watch Series 8 will be ready on Friday, September 16th.

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