Apple Watch has been proven to be a life-saver in many instances of accidents, heart ailments and others. Now, the device helped police track a kidnapped woman and rescue her in time. The incident took place in Texas, US. As per a report by Fox San Antonio, the woman called her daughter from her Apple Watch asking for help using the SOS feature. But the distress call to her daughter got disconnected who then alerted the cops.
In order to rescue the kidnapped woman, the police used emergency cellular ping to track the location of the victim’s phone. Thankfully, she was wearing the Apple Watch when the incident occurred, and the location ping by the police helped them to track her. The Apple Watch revealed the exact location to the police and she was found inside a vehicle in a parking lot. The kidnapper was known to the victim and was later arrested after he managed to flee the crime scene.
Apple Watch has a feature called Emergency SOS which allows you to get in touch with emergency services and automatically sends your location to them. Another feature is the Medical ID on the health app. With Medical ID, you can easily allow anyone to quickly access your critical information like blood type, medications, name, age, weight, height along with emergency contacts.
Apple recently added a new feature called Share Medical ID During Emergency Calls. With this feature activated, whenever an SOS call is made from the Apple Watch or iPhone, the first responders will automatically get your Medical ID. Having said that Apple will roll out this feature in the US first along with other supported countries.
The ‘Share Medical ID During Emergency Calls’ option aims to buy crucial time by quickly providing all necessary medical information to first responders. This will help emergency service providers be prepared accordingly.
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