Gabe Burdett, a man from Washington, has shared a post on Facebook thanking and praising Apple watch for saving his father’s life. On a Facebook post on Friday, Gabe Burdett said as he was waiting for this father to meet in a meeting point in Riverside State Park, he received a text from his father’s Apple watch. The text was to alert him that his father’s Apple Watch has detected a ‘Hard Fall’ with a GPS coordination to that location. As the location was not far from their meeting point, the son had rushed to that place only to realize that he was gone from that place.

Soon, the son, received another text from his father’s Apple Watch to let him know that the location had changed and the new location is a nearby hospital. According to Gabe Burdett, his father had flipped his bike at the bottom of Doomsday. And because he had fall detection turned on on his Apple Watch, his son was able to receive a text from the Apple Watch. Not just that Apple had also alerted nearest SHMC with GPS location.

PSA: Last Sunday while trying to meet up with my dad for some mountain biking in Riverside State Park (MTB in RSP), I…

Posted by Gabe Burdett on Friday, September 20, 2019

In his post, he thanked Apple for introducing this feature and urged every Apple Watch users to set up “HARD FALL detection.” He said:

“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.”

His father is doing great now and cleared X-Rays and CT scan. The post has been shared over 450 thousand times at the time of writing this article.

The core value of technology is to help humankind, and this incident proves that all over again. What do you think of this incident? Should other smartwatch makers also add this new feature? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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