Bug or Feature? Apple Watch Series 4 Doesn’t Detect All Falls
One of the highlights of the Apple Watch Series 4 is the so-called Fall Detection feature, which on paper, could be a life-saving thing.
Its purpose is to detect a potential fall and then offer to call emergency services for you. Theoretically, this is quite an amazing feature if it sports high accuracy, and a test performed recently tries to determine exactly just that: how much you can actually rely on the new Series 4.
The What’s Inside? YouTube channel has conducted several real-life tests on the new Apple Watch and the results are surprising.
With mixed performance, the Apple Watch Series 4 failed to detect a fall on an indoor trampoline, no matter if the test was conducted on the actual trampoline, on a foam pit, or on a gymnastic mat.
However, a typical fall on a hard surface, like the floor, triggered the Apple Watch Fall Detection feature, asking the owner whether they are OK and should the emergency services be alerted…. (read more)