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Red_Lightning t1_j73lsnc wrote

10 seconds is way too short for skiers. When you're on the slopes most people are wearing gloves that aren't touchscreen friendly and the watch is probably also sandwiched between a base layer and the outer ski jacket which makes vibrations hard to feel and notice. And when you finally notice, you need to come to a safe stop where you won't be a danger/obstacle to anybody coming down behind you, take off your glove so you can interact with the touchscreen, and finally cancel the call.

Somebody didn't think this one through and I think Apple needs to go back to the drawing board on this one.


N0x1mus t1_j73x4ck wrote

Let alone the few seconds it takes to get up from a wipeout. How many of us sometimes just lay there a few seconds to laugh at ourselves or catch our breath. 10s is definitely not enough!


CervenyPomeranc t1_j75x7w8 wrote

Exactly! Once I fell off my bike because the road was slippery. It was in the city on a regular road with cars driving by so of course the first thing I did after the fall was to get myself and the bike off the road asap and on the sidewalk. Then I noticed the haptic from AW on my wrist and was lucky I managed to cancel the fall detection alert within the time limit. It’s not enough…


nusodumi t1_j75ya9w wrote

You can turn it off when you are working out

By default it isn't turned on for fit, young people

They have very, very intricately designed mechanisms

After years and years of being Android (started Apple way back) I came back to Apple and was blown away by how fucking magical it all is

Software/hardware integration is unparalleled

The depth and thought of things like this feature, how you can choose to activate it and when, and how it had defaults based on age/activity/etc. - genius

Also saved a family member, elderly person fell and it called 911. They were able to say they'd be fine and no services needed, but it was a scare so the person stayed on the line with them. Amazing stuff.

*edit* realizing might be unrelated and about the newer crash detection features on some models of phone/watch/whatever it is, i was referring to fall detection


Ethario t1_j76eyfk wrote

>They have very, very intricately designed mechanisms