Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Apple's new iPhones, Watch Series 4 now on sale

Apple's new iPhones, Watch Series 4 now on sale

To enable fall detection, you must launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and go to My Watch tab Tap Emergency SOS Turn Fall Detection on or off. Unlike with phones, Apple Watch users aren't as likely to be on a yearly upgrade plan, so if you've got an Apple Watch now and you upgrade to a Series 4, you'll see some drastic improvements.

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The ECG capability of the Apple Watch helps the device sense atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

According to an Apple support page spotted by a Reddit user, the Fall Detection feature is enabled automatically if you have set your age as 65 years or older on the Apple Watch or in the Health app. The Cupertino-based tech firm adds that "Apple Watch can not detect all falls". For many, Apple Watch Series 4 was the highlight of the event - after all, it offers a number of innovative features, including a new ECG feature and fall detection. It also states that a physically active person might trigger the feature more often when undertaking intense high impact activites. And when the countdown ends, a message will be sent to the user's emergency contacts as per his/her Medical records. Ultimately, it looks like the fall detection mode on the Apple Watch Series 4 can only be triggered (falsely) when one bangs their hand pretty hard on the ground.

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