‘My Watch Thinks I’m Dead’

February 04, 2023

Ms. Dummer said that the onslaught was threatening to desensitize dispatchers and divert limited resources from true emergencies. In one case, an Apple Watch alerted the authorities after a driver in Indianapolis had crashed into a telephone pole and the device dialed for assistance. Oh great, she thinks, “now my watch thinks I’m dead.”Recently she fell while racing to catch a bus in the rain. “Crickets.”Jon Baron, who works in real estate in Golden, Colo., has an Apple Watch that has twice dialed the authorities. “We’re hoping to get an actual 911 call from the person or someone on the scene.”The post ‘My Watch Thinks I’m Dead’ appeared first on New York Times.