He falls, slams his head and faints: the smartwatch saves his life
„Falling on a bike could be fatal for Bob, a US citizen. The clock, on the other hand, called for family members and relief. The story on social media: “If you have this function, activate it”
I live thanks to his smartwatch. This is not a publicity stunt, but the story of Bob Burdett, a US citizen whose life was saved by his wristwatch. Last Sunday the man was in Riverside State Park in Spokane, Washington State, for a bicycle trip, when he accidentally fell, beating his head and losing consciousness. After the incident, it was the smartwatch that alerted his family and rescue, indicating where he was on the map, allowing operators to track him down before it was too late. The story was told on Facebook by Gabe Burdett, Bob’s son, with the post that became viral on the social network.
The young man told the story from his point of view: ” Last Sunday I received a message from Dad’s Apple Watch that he told me he had detected a bad fall and sent me a map to his position. We drove there, but it was gone when we arrived. At that point I received another update with a map on the new location. The clock had called 911 ”. Within half an hour the rescue arrived in the place where Bob was and immediately took him to the hospital: the man had suffered a head injury.