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I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - AW4 Rescue!
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 15, 2019 10:10AM
i'm planning on getting one next month with my tax refund. this is one of the reasons why (cuz simply wanting one isn't enough..)

Apple Watch fall detection enabled emergency services in Germany to go to the aid of an 80-year-old woman who fell in her apartment...

AW4 to the Rescue



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2019 10:23AM by graylocks.
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Re: I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - AW4 Rescue!
Posted by: mstudio
Date: April 15, 2019 10:19AM
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graylocks
(cuz simply wanting one isn't enough..)

Good for you. I want one really bad, but I just don't think I'd wear it much right now.
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Re: I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - AW4 Rescue!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 15, 2019 10:20AM
gl, I'm getting a 404 from your link.

There are a lot saves credited to various features of the Watch.

Some of them may be life-saving, some of the claims may be stretched a bit, but I think things like the fall detector, heart rate alert, and AFib detection have real merit.

Now I would never fall, no not me!

Wanting one is enough for me.




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Apple Watch to the rescue
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 15, 2019 10:24AM
I've fallen and can't get up.

Her watch was equipped with a fall detection system and alerted the emergency services after the fall. A dispatcher in the control center accepted the emergency call. He heard a Watch announcement telling him that a person had fallen heavily. The Watch also transmitted the coordinates of the scene of the accident.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* Sigs. It's Glocks I hate.




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Re: I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - AW4 Rescue!
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 15, 2019 10:24AM
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RAMd®d
gl, I'm getting a 404 from your link.

redid it. try it now.



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Re: I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - AW4 Rescue!
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 15, 2019 10:27AM
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RAMd®d
Wanting one is enough for me.

the frugal part of me says it's a capricious purchase but i'm trying to remind myself that many people spend much, much more than $500 on a watch that will basically only tell them the time.



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Re: I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - AW4 Rescue!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 15, 2019 11:24AM
Yes, it works fine now, gl.

The Watch is pricey, especially the subscription to LTE. I think it's $15/month.

Early on I saw some comments saying they were paying $10/month but I don't know if those were true.

The EMS call portion might still work without LTE, if one's phone is close by.


My tax return will be a few dollars more this year, so it's an S4 for me.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* Sigs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - AW4 Rescue!
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 15, 2019 11:41AM
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RAMd®d
Yes, it works fine now, gl.

The Watch is pricey, especially the subscription to LTE. I think it's $15/month.

Early on I saw some comments saying they were paying $10/month but I don't know if those were true.
.

my son has an AW3 with LTE. it's $10 with my AT&T plan but maybe that's because i have a grandfathered plan they don't offer anymore.



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Re: I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - AW4 Rescue!
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 15, 2019 01:04PM
Is it possible to get just the watch with a cellular plan?

I would applaud AARP to make a deal with some company like Apple to sell a $150 watch with a minimalist cellular plan for something like this. I don't think I could have gotten my mom to pay for a cellular plan, $300 for an AW3 and $300 for an iPhone.



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Re: I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up - AW4 Rescue!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 15, 2019 04:34PM
Is it possible to get just the watch with a cellular plan?

I don't believe so.

It needs a 'Phone for the setup and the Apple Watch app.

And the carrier gets a bonus of the Watch subscription.

It's probably technically possible, with some infrastructure to have a limited version of the Watch function without a 'Phone.

That may be a competitors' move.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* Sigs. It's Glocks I hate.
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gl...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 15, 2019 04:36PM
Is your plan the original att plan in place in 2007, when the 'Phone went on sale?




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* Sigs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: gl...
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 15, 2019 05:50PM
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RAMd®d
Is your plan the original att plan in place in 2007, when the 'Phone went on sale?

no. it’s a 30GB Plan with rollover and 5GB bonus days. they don’t offer it anymore and the current unlimited plans would cost me more.



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