DocPhilMcGraw t1_j1xzmnl wrote

That's a really dumb idea considering Apple is not about to pull this capability from the market.

And you had the audacity to call my idea dumb when you come up with an even worse idea that Apple is not going to take into consideration?


DocPhilMcGraw t1_j1unzjd wrote

Right, but I think there are many more circumstances happening of people that either may not have an Apple Watch or they may not be able to retrieve their phones in time.

I know that if I was skiing and I had on all these gloves and gear, my phone would probably be in my pocket (and it most likely would be a zipped pocket). Plus, you don't always recognize at first what is happening. While 20 seconds may sound like a long amount of time, it's really not. Sometimes it takes me 10-15 seconds just to realize my phone is vibrating in my pocket because it's a phone call and not just a bunch of texts being sent to me.

And honestly, there is not going to be that much of a difference in terms of your outcome whether 911 is called at the 20 second mark or the 60 second mark. It should just be defaulted to 60 seconds and they should have it alarm in the same way SOS alarms when it is about to call.


DocPhilMcGraw t1_j1uejsp wrote

The crash detection supposedly gives around 20 seconds before it calls emergency services. Perhaps what they could do is increase this time to 60 seconds. While they increase the time period, they could also have the phone vibrate constantly and give a loud alert (similar to their SOS system) throughout the 60 second time period.

I know when I have accidentally activated SOS on the iPhone it vibrates constantly throughout the 10 second time period as well as gives a loud alert so that you know it's about to call.

It's not going to solve the underlying issues with the detection, but it possibly could cut down the amount of calls quite a bit.