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Apple Shares New Apple Watch Videos on Fall Detection and Heart Health

Apple today shared additional videos in its ongoing Apple Watch tutorial series, highlighting health-related Apple Watch features that include fall detection and heart health notifications.

The two short videos are tutorials that are designed to walk Apple Watch Series 4 owners through enabling these features. Each one has quick step-by-step instructions detailing how to turn on settings in the Apple Watch app on the iPhone.



Fall detection is a feature that is enabled by default for those who are over 65, but younger Apple Watch Series 4 users must enable it manually. Fall detection uses the gyroscope and the accelerometer to detect a fall, and then it contacts emergency services.

Heart health notifications let you know when your heart rate is too low, too high, or if an irregular rhythm that looks like atrial fibrillation is detected.

Apple has shared several videos in its Apple Watch tutorial series so far, with the aim of introducing people to all of the features available in the Series 4 models.



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23 weeks ago
Not gonna lie, I'm still pretty sad Tim rejected my concept animation for a fall detection ad:



This seems so anti-typical Apple> Complicated steps to do a simple thing.

Yeah, back in the good old days of Jobs, all you had to do was think a command to your Macintosh, and it'd do it!

Seriously, go the your settings and adjust the preferences you want. Macs and other Apple products have always been this simple. These are more for the people who need precise directions regardless of how intuitive the steps are. We all know people like that…

[S]Unrelated: [USER=771561]@jclo[/USER], both embedded videos are the same.[/S]
Rating: 9 Votes
23 weeks ago
This is a really good thing! It's one of the features that makes the Apple Watch valuable.
Rating: 5 Votes
23 weeks ago

Yeah, back in the good old days of Jobs, all you had to do was think a command to your Macintosh, and it'd do it!

Seriously, go the your settings and adjust the preferences you want. Macs and other Apple products have always been this simple. These are more for the people who need precise directions regardless of how intuitive the steps are. We all know people like that…

Unrelated: [USER=771561]@jclo[/USER], both embedded videos are the same.


Sorry, updated with both videos!
Rating: 4 Votes
23 weeks ago
I feel safer with my AW4, no matter what haters say.
Rating: 3 Votes
23 weeks ago
It’s fascinating to see how when Apple Watch first started in 2015, It was really all about notifications being an extension of the iPhone, and now Apples focus has transitioned to being about the health features. This really is the future for the Apple Watch, is Apple moving forward with features with heart rate monitoring data, move goals, adding features like EKG and even the wheelchair accessibility for the handicap.

What I would really like to see with the Apple Watch, is a ‘live step counter’ as a complication, that would be a stellar feature to add on.
Rating: 2 Votes
23 weeks ago

This seems so anti-typical Apple> Complicated steps to do a simple thing.


This seems like a very Apple thing to do. They’ve always provided clear directions on how to do things in their website. Either as text or as videos. Microsoft too, for that matter - only theirs is often within programs in the Help section and it’s very verbose.
Rating: 2 Votes
23 weeks ago

This seems so anti-typical Apple> Complicated steps to do a simple thing.

That’s the whole point of the video; for those who need to be shown how to open the watch app and tap heart, now there’s a video that shows it! Some people are visual learners, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

btw you probably should have watched the video before calling those steps complicated lol. It’s really quite simple!
Rating: 2 Votes
23 weeks ago
This seems so anti-typical Apple> Complicated steps to do a simple thing.
Rating: 2 Votes
23 weeks ago
Sensational achievement in the field of astronomy.

Scientists have tried for years to get a picture of a black hole. Multiple giant telescopes around the world have been synchronised in the hunt for a clear view on a black hole. They finally got their picture. But they just managed to do so after third trial.

1. Sagittarius A -> way to small

2. Messier 87 -> still too small

3. Tim Cooks product pipeline > finally big enough, picture taken...
Rating: 1 Votes
23 weeks ago

I recently had a major skiing accident and the fall detection didn’t trigger. Some time later I walked in the front door, gave my dog a vigorous pat, went to the fridge and got a fall detection warning. Go figure.

Must have been powder :-)
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