Worried about your life? Here is a reason to love your Apple Watch SE even more

This new feature in Apple Watch SE can save your life and adds to a number of other lifesaving features in it. Know more about Apple SE new feature.

| Updated on: Sep 19 2022, 15:03 IST
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1/5 Apple has launched three new Apple Watch models - the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra, the most upgraded version of all.  (Apple)
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2/5 The Apple Watch Series 8 comes with the new body temperature sensor as well as the new Cycle Tracking features for women health. It includes information about ovulation. Moreover, it also supports Car Crash detection. It can offer up to 36 hours of battery life with Low Power Mode. (Apple)
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3/5 The Apple Watch SE has the same crash detection feature. It has the same SoC as the Series 8, that means it is 20 percent faster than the previous version. (Apple)
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4/5 Apple Watch Ultra is for extreme athletes, including ultra marathoners, expert divers and others. Here, the side button is designed to work even when you are wearing gloves. Moreover, there are two speakers and microphones too to get good quality calls. It gets up to 36 hours of life on a single charge
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5/5 Apple Watch Series 8 is priced at $399 for GPS and $499 for cellular. The Apple Watch SE starts at $249 for GPS and $299 for cellular, while the Apple Watch Utlra costs $799 (Rs. 89,900).  (Apple)
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Check out this amazing new Apple Watch feature which can alert emergency services in case of a car crash. (Apple)

It has been nearly two weeks since Apple announced its latest series of smartwatches at its “Far out” event held at the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park in California and people cannot stop talking about the exciting new features that Apple Watch SE got this year. Apple announced three new smartwatches – Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 8 and a brand-new Apple Watch Ultra. All 3 Apple Watches got a new feature that could essentially save your life one day, the Crash Detection feature.

This Apple Watch SE feature can save your life in emergency situations. It is a feature that can detect whether your vehicle has suffered a collision and it can automatically contact emergency services immediately. According to Apple, Apple Watch can detect three types of crashes – side-impact, rear-end collision and rollovers.

How does Crash Detection on Apple Watch work?

According to Apple Support, as soon as the Watch detects a collision, it will make a sound and tap your wrist. If you have only your watch, the screen displays an Emergency Call slider. The Apple Watch detects crashes with the help of its three-axis gyroscope and a high G-force accelerometer. If you have a watch with cellular connection or your watch is connected to Wi-Fi, it can call emergency services automatically. You have the option to dismiss the alert or call emergency services. If you do not respond within 20 seconds, the Apple Watch will automatically call emergency services.

The Apple Watch also sends a message to your emergency contacts sharing your location and alerting them that you have been in a crash.

If your iPhone has Crash Detection turned on and is connected to your vehicle through CarPlay, the Crash Detection features (dialing emergency services) will go through your iPhone. While, if you are wearing your Apple Watch at the time of the event, dialing emergency services will be placed by iPhone but Crash Detection features will be routed through Apple Watch.

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First Published Date: 19 Sep, 15:03 IST