Forget Apple Watch, now AirPods save a woman's life! Feature can help you in an emergency

We have heard of many instances of Apple Watch saving people's lives. Now, Apple AirPods jumped in on the act

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:30 IST
Apple Watch is full of life saving features and know that Apple AirPods too qualify as life savers. (Apple)
Apple Watch is full of life saving features and know that Apple AirPods too qualify as life savers. (Apple)

Time to forget Apple Watch and plump for Apple Airpods instead? The jury is still out on that, but know here that AirPods emergency features just saved a woman's life! Yes, we are certain that most people have heard of Apple Watch saving lives, but Airpods too have now jumped on the bandwagon. So, what are AirPods used for? AirPods sole purpose is listening to music, but since they are on Bluetooth, they can be used with iPhones for calling or iPads etc. You can also talk to the Apple bot Siri too. But who knew that AirPods can actually save your life during an emergency! That's what happened with the 60-year-old florist, Susan Putman in New Jersey. On October 15, 2021, she met with an accident in her garage when she hit her head on a sharp metal pole and started bleeding. With no one nearby to contact for help, she realised she was wearing her AirPods. That's how she used the "Hey Siri" command to dial emergency number 911, People reported.

And that worked! She immediately was connected with a 911 operator, who was able to stay on the call until police and paramedics arrived. Two police personnel soon reached Putman. One of them did the basic first aid as she was losing a lot of blood. Later in hospital, she got 7 stitches on the side of her head and was diagnosed with a concussion. Putman feels that she would have died if she hadn't had her AirPods on. She is now encouraging and highlighting the importance of AirPods and how it can help you during an emergency situation using Siri.

Usually, Apple Watch is considered to be the most used gadget to track health and has many life-saving features and an advertisement for the Apple Watch Series 7 highlighted this fact as well as the importance of '911' to save lives during an emergency recently. Such wearables can really help you during emergency situations when you have no access to your smartphone or are in no position to use your phone during an emergency, such as in the case of Putman.

Apple Watch may have stolen a march over other gadgets, but AirPods too are adept at assuming that role and this is likely to be highlighted by Apple. After the Putman incident, Apple is expected to feature more life-saving features on its AirPods. Last year, according to the Wall Street Journal, Apple was working on AirPods that can monitor body temperature, posture, and even work as a certified hearing aid.

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First Published Date: 23 Jan, 15:08 IST