Many people who buy an Apple Watch don’t know just how useful it is. There are features specific to the Apple Watch that make it more useful than an iPhone in certain situations. Here are some ways an Apple Watch can be more life-saving than your phone.
International emergency calling
You may have taken a tumble while hiking, or gotten very lost, and your phone is completely out of battery. Starting from Apple Watch Series 5 and still in the Series 7, from almost anywhere in the world, you can contact emergency services within a couple of seconds, and get the help you need, right from your Apple Watch. This feature is very convenient, however, you’ll need to have a Series 5 with cellular. To call emergency services, simply press and hold the side button on your Apple Watch.
Apple introduced the ECG-taking feature for the Apple Watch Series 4 in September 2018. It was a huge revelation, and the first time such a compact and stylish device could provide such an important health tool. The Apple Watch Series 7 is still giving millions of people insights into their heart rhythm today.
The watch uses its sensors to capture your heart rhythm and look for any irregularities. If there are any, your watch will notify you, and provide details on what you might have. Then, you can send a PDF of the test to your doctor, and take it from there. This feature is undoubtedly the most useful, as it has let many people discover their conditions much sooner than otherwise. To take the test, you’ll need to open the ECG app on Apple Watch > strap the watch firmly on your wrist > put your opposite index finger on the digital crown > remain stable during the 30-second test.
3: Fall detection
Also introduced on the Series 4, fall detection is a very important feature of the Apple Watch. Your watch will detect when you have taken a hard fall, trip, or slip. If so, you’ll be sent a little message on the watch asking if you’re ok. If you don’t respond within a minute, your watch will automatically call emergency services. This feature has helped many hikers and climbers, who have fallen and were unable to call for help themselves.
If you’re looking for the latest and greatest Apple Watch with all the best health features, you should check out the Apple Watch Series 7. What are your thoughts on an Apple Watch being a bigger life-saver than an iPhone?