42 thoughts on “Apple Watch saves man’s life after he fainted and hit his head on the floor

  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    “His Apple Watch didn’t dial 911 this time, because Pfau, still conscious, tapped an icon on the watch screen to indicate he was OK. “I assumed it was not that serious, which is my natural reaction,” he said. But when he realized that he wasn’t OK after all, Pfau launched the watch’s texting app, tapped the microphone icon, and dictated a message to his wife, who was downstairs”. Wtf!!!!!

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    A friend of my parents apple watch told him he was having a cardiac episode, later that night he went to the hospital with chest pain turned he need a quadruple bypass. He said later he probably would have died if it wasn’t for the watch since he works out and eats right, and had a great BMI

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    My cousin got his heart checked out because of the Apple Watch. It said he had an unusually high heart rate while being sedentary. He is a runner and in his 20s so decided to get it checked out. Turns out he had heart damage from covid last year and had to have surgery. They said he had a high chance of having a heart attack if he didn’t have the surgery.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I kept telling my doctor I was having chest pain and random “fainting” episodes while standing up. It wasn’t really fainting entirely, everything would go black and I’d fall over for a second or two.
    My doctor didn’t listen until I showed data from my Apple Watch where my HR would go up to 150-160 and then suddenly drop to 25. I have Brady-tachycardia. The sudden drop in heart rate was causing my blood pressure to drop and when I’m standing up it causes me to pass out until it normalizes again. Usually, I have some warning signs that I now recognize. If I don’t recognize them, my dog usually starts bothering me before it happens. But medication to treat the tachycardia has been helpful, so when my rate goes low it’s usually not a big drop.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I was in an escape room with colleagues from work. The scenario began with our group handcuffed to the bed frame.

    After a minute or two I hear from my Apple Watch : “911 what’s your emergency?”

    Those operators must love that feature. Glad to hear it is saving lives though.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I love my watch. It’s called my husband and/or EMS every time I’ve had an epileptic episode since buying it. It’s just some peace of mind and I didn’t have to pay 1000’s of dollars to get it. Like I would’ve for the seizure alert watch.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Mine alerted me to my heart being a little crazy one day and definitely saved me. The doctor in the ER was very dismissive of it, saying that the tech isn’t reliable or useful in a real life setting. Then I saw the cardiologist and he thought the watch was the coolest thing ever and was fascinated by how it alerted me lol

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Are there any Android watches with this type of functionality?

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    We see same type of post every month or two. Strange

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Americans will always find a way to complain about the positive impact of anything.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Yeah, I should get these for my parents.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Yknow what maybe excessive technology isn’t so bad

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I used to think that these posts were just marketing BS but then my aunt’s Apple Watch did save her life. It woke her up in the middle of the night with an indication of a cardiac problem. She wanted to ignore but my uncle insisted they go to the hospital. She had 3 blood clots in her heart/lung area and the doctor said she may never have woken up in the morning had she not gone to the hospital right then.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Wow really cool and interesting. But how does 911 get the information where you are at and what is going on? If he was not responding

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I just set up my watch after reading this because I have health issues myself, but decided to test it tonight. Like an asshole.
    It called and texted 4 of my family members, who were asleep. So yay it works. But I’ll be paying for it in the morning.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Is there a watch that does this that isn’t in the apple ecosystem?

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I need one to tell me to put down the Wavy Lays.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Imagine he accidentally pressed “I’m OK”

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    lol what’s up with you guys? did i miss something, is this sub about **hating** gadgets?

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Goodbye life alert 😭

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I work on ladders often and I always keep my fall detection on. Apple watch will automatically notify first responders and everyone saved as emergency contacts on your Health app. Pretty awesome, and gives me a sense of security when I’m working alone.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I despise apple’s practices, but the latest smartwatches are pretty damn nifty, can’t deny it.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    So the watch DIDNT DIAL 911

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    You know if we implanted chips on everyone that tracked their vitals and location we could minimize the amount of deaths. We could potentially save millions of lives.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Apple to begin monthly fee for its new lifesaving service coming soon

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    My Fitbit will do the same, right? Right??

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Is the emergency set on a timer? Like if you don’t hit the button within 2 minutes it automatically calls emergency services.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    The other side of the story: Hundreds of marriages end in divorce due to Apple Watch locate and play sound features.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Move over life alert!

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Fainted while he was on rollerskates?

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I wish they would come out with a seizure detection.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    No blood glucose monitor in the 7 series, could have changed the word for diabetics

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    my grandma lives in an assisted living place and their buttons have the fall feature too. she fell the other day while my aunt was visiting (in diff rooms) and she didn’t even realize it had happened until 5 people came running in to get her up and check on her.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Okay I’m getting an Apple Watch that’s cool

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I’m going to guess that if you don’t respond to the prompt on the watch, it calls for help?

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    I love stories like this. It’s amazing to see a device that just started out as a clunky slow time telling watch turn into a life saving health device

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    My Apple Watch saved my life at the start of this month I have always been a keep fit fanatic and I cycle every day and on the 02/98/21 I went shopping and got out of the car and felt dizzy and I nearly blacked out because my heart was beating so hard and I was standing still. My Apple watch alerted me that my heart was beating at 135BPM standing still as though I had just been running. I knew this wasn’t right and I sat in the car blasted myself with Air Conditioning and drove home. When I got out of the car and walked up the drive by the time I got to the back door I was fighting for breath and I said to the misses take me to the hospital now it was quicker than calling for an ambulance.

    Well, I will cut a long story short after being examined many, many, many hours of waiting in A&E I was told I had a minor heart attack. I said that’s impossible I don’t smoke or drink and I keep fit. Well, it turns out they were wrong on their assumption after had the most uncomfortable scan ever where you feel like you’ve wet yourself as they inject fluid into your body to take a scan and you go warm from your neck to your bum. I had a Pulmonary Embolism which us a blood clot on the lungs and I was told I wouldn’t have made it to the end of the week if I hadn’t had the presence of mind to come into hospital. My Apple Watch warned me my heart rate was too high and being somebody who’s late mother was a qualified nurse and I’m married to a nurse as well I know that 135BPM heart rate standing still isn’t normal my heart rate is normally 48-62. I have to take it easy for the next 3-6 months. No stress not over exerting myself jeep calm and take it easy.

    So thanks to Apple and their watch you saved my life because if I hadn’t out my watch on that morning wouldn’t have known what my heart rate was.

    The only downside now as I had an unexplained blood can’t 12 years ago. I am now on blood thinners frot hr rest of my life which sucks but at least I am still alive if I hadn’t gone to hospital I would have widowed my wife and left behind 2 lovely kids and I wouldn’t have know what happened.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    My parents got my grandpa an Apple Watch in case something happened and because he lived alone, sure enough he fell and called my dad who got help. When he passed away (from other unrelated reasons) I got his watch, sure it’s and older model and a bit scratched down but I treasure it nonetheless.

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Okay Ive always though watches like this a bit of a gimmick but now knowing that this is something they do, I approve of them

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  • August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm
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    Is it weird that I want to see a show about a stuntman who’s watch is always getting him into shenanigans with his ex, who happens to be a first responder.

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