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.

Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
27 months 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]
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JetTester Avatar
27 months ago
This is a really good thing! It's one of the features that makes the Apple Watch valuable.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclo Avatar
27 months 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!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djcerla Avatar
27 months ago
I feel safer with my AW4, no matter what haters say.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
27 months 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!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thomas040 Avatar
27 months ago
This seems so anti-typical Apple> Complicated steps to do a simple thing.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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