Apple's new iPhones, Watch Series 4 now on sale

Doris Richards
September 24, 2018

Unless a new Apple Watch Series 4 user lists his/her age as 65 or older when setting up the Watch or the Medical ID account on the iOS Health app, the Fall Detector feature is disabled by default.

If you need more information on this feature, check out Apple Support by clicking on the sourcelink below. "The more physically active you are, the more likely you are to trigger fall detection due to high impact activity that can appear to be a fall".

Apple's support document page also explains other key aspects of the fall detection feature.


Users can switch ON Fall Detection by heading over to My Watch Tap Emergency SOS and toggle Fall Detection on. Ultimately, it looks like the fall detection mode on the Apple Watch Series 4 can only be triggered (falsely) when one bangs their hand pretty hard on the ground.

The newest Apple Watch is more health-focused than ever before; later this year, it will add electrocardiogram functionality, but there's also fall detection and alerts for low heart rates.

So far, only the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance, sending the iPhone-maker confirmation on September 11 - just one day before Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook took to the stage at the company's headquarters to announce the product. Since then, the new Apple Watches have launched and Rich Woods has even shared his unboxing and first impressions of the 44mm model in stainless steel. These include contacting Emergency Services, dismissing the alarm but confirming it was a fall or dismissing the alarm as it detected a no-fall scenario.

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