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Apple Watch saves man's life after it contacts emergency services automatically after detecting a fall

Gabe Burdett shared on social media how the Apple Watch messaged him and emergency services when his father was knocked unconscious on a bike trail.

Apple Watch saves man's life after it contacts emergency services automatically after detecting a fall
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It appears that the Apple Watch is making a name for itself for literally being a life saver. 

A man from Washington certainly seems to think so. On Facebook, Gabe Burdett shared the story of how he was waiting for his father at their meeting spot in Riverside State Park where they went mountain biking when Burdett received a text from his father's Apple Watch reading, "detected a hard fall," with his location.

"I get a text from dad's Apple Watch letting me know it "detected a Hard Fall" with a map to his location. It was not far from our meeting spot. We drove straight there—but he was gone when we arrived. I get another update from the watch saying his location has changed with a map location of SHMC. Dad flipped his bike at the bottom of Doomsday, hit his head and was knocked out until sometime during the ambulance ride. The watch had called 911 with his location and EMS had him scooped up and to the hospital in under a 1/2 hr." Burdett said. 

He ended the post by saying asking Apple Watch users to turn on Hard Fall detection and was quite glad he had it. 

The post has been shared more than 470,000 times.

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