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)

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