advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
Can an Apple Watch make 911 calls w/o activation?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 11, 2019 01:49PM
Followup to this thread:

[forums.macresource.com]

A new “emergency calling” feature will also be a big differentiation for wellness buyers. This lets the LTE Apple Watch 5 versions automatically call emergency services if the wearables ECG (electrocardiogram) heart rate monitor or fall detection service sense the wearer is in danger, even when it’s not connected to an iPhone.

[www.trustedreviews.com]

So, the new watch (5) can, and the old watch (4) couldn't. At least that's what I get out of this article.

Found this when I was looking for a list of differences between the 4 & 5 series.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Can an Apple Watch make 911 calls w/o activation?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 11, 2019 01:55PM
Id wait for a real review with AW5 on someones wrist.

Site seems to be setup for a lot of clicks, with "bait-y" headlines and fluff articles?



----


Edited 999 time(s). Last edit at 12:08PM by jdc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Can an Apple Watch make 911 calls w/o activation?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 11, 2019 02:50PM
I really, really, really doubt it. The laws only relate to 'phones'. Smart watches are data devices. Activation is required for the cellular models to work that way.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Can an Apple Watch make 911 calls w/o activation?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: September 11, 2019 05:56PM
I am not sure about automatic calling (I doubt it), but I operate on the assumption that an LTE watch can call 911 without activation or service. When LTE came out on the watch, this was much discussed in articles and on forums, and several folks reported that their watches did call 911 successfully. I have never tried though.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Can an Apple Watch make 911 calls w/o activation?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 11, 2019 06:05PM
I've only seen one report where someone stated the made a 9-1-1 call on their Watch without a data plan.

It was posted on reddit. He turn off his 'Phone and wireless router. He stated that initially the call didn't go through. After talking to an Apple engineer, and apparently trying some profiles, he was able to connect after a 5min wait.

That's a long time to be waiting for an EMS operator. But if true, it would save $10+ a month.




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.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Can an Apple Watch make 911 calls w/o activation?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 11, 2019 07:46PM
[bgr.com]
[ios.gadgethacks.com]



Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 84
Record Number of Users: 52 on November 20, 2014
Record Number of Guests: 2330 on October 25, 2018