Apple Watch Series 4 was introduced with the ability to detect a fall, if it detects such a thing, it will make an emergency call, and if the user suffers after a fall No problem, it can easily cancel the call. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is developing a crash detection capability for the Apple Watch 8 Series.
Overall, crash detection is not an easy task. Over the past year, Apple has reportedly done a lot of testing to develop this feature and collected a lot of information anonymously from Apple Watch users. The system has detected 10 million suspected accidents, of which 50,000 have called emergency services. This means that most likely these 50,000 cases really did crash.
Google a few years ago with Using an app for Pixel phones provided such a feature. The app uses user location data, motion sensors and microphones to detect a car crash.
The Apple Watch 8 Series may also be considering this to prevent misdiagnosis. It should be noted that Google crash detection is only enabled in a limited number of countries, and we will probably see the same approach for the Apple Watch. But in the end, like all rumors and official news, we can not speak for sure, and maybe Apple will eventually abandon such a feature.
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Source: GSM Arena