Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Apple Watch fall detection disabled by default … unless you’re old

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Mandy Jefferson | 25 September, 2018, 05:46

The internal accelerometer and gyroscope analyzes wrist trajectory and impact acceleration to determine when a fall occurs. But it is enabled only for people aging 65 or older when they set up the Apple Watch and the iOS Health app.

Apple may have a good reason to keep it that way.

Apple's smartwatch - specifically the Apple Watch Series 4 - can detect what Apple described as a "significant, hard fall ".

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Here's how to enable it to ensure your emergency contact knows when you're in trouble. But recent set of reports indicate the detector doesn't work as expected and that it is switched off by default for most of the users. If you're under 65, fall detection is disabled by default. Here's how to do it. 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. But the dual-core S4 processor inside the Apple Watch Series 4 is allegedly twice as fast as last year's S3. If you're not OK, you can contact emergency services from the watch or dismiss the alert by tapping "I fell, but I'm OK" or "I did not fall".

That footage is what's playing on the Apple Watch when you choose the face.

However, if for some reason you can not respond to your Apple Watch, and you're immobile for about a minute, it will begin a 15-second countdown while vibrating and sounding a progressively louder alarm. Apple studied falls through tests involving 2,500 participants, then used the data to create an algorithm that can identify what's actually a fall and what's not. The feature can detect both the front-facing falls and backward-facing slips. Many reported that they could not trigger a fall alert on objective, but it's not clear if all of them had the feature turned on. A video from the YouTube channel What's Inside shows that falling onto soft surfaces such as carpet, gymnastics mat, foam pit, and trampoline doesn't trigger the alert. Apple Watch can not detect all falls.

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