Apple Watch SOS Woman Columbia River
The Apple Watch SOS feature may rarely be used by most users, but it did happen to save one woman’s life after she fell into the Columbia River. How does this feature work? Emergency SOS basically uses your Apple Watch to automatically call local emergency services and then shares your location with them. She managed to get her foot stuck under a rock in the freezing river and approached exhaustion before the rescue operation.

An emergency call was made within 30-minutes of falling into the river, which has an average temperature 13º C, and despite extreme exhaustion as well as light hypothermia, she was rescued without any serious injuries. The Emergency SOS feature can be activated by pressing and holding your Apple Watch’s side button (the button below the Digital Crown) until a special slider appears. Then you simply drag the Emergency SOS slider to start the call, or you can keep holding the side button until a countdown appears, after which your watch calls emergency services automatically. When paired with WristCam, you’ll also be able to take footage of the incident.

Apple Watch Series 7 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch w/ Midnight Aluminum Case with Midnight Sport Band. Fitness Tracker, Blood Oxygen & ECG Apps, Always-On Retina Display, Water Resistant
  • WHY APPLE WATCH SERIES 7 — The most advanced Apple Watch features powerful health innovations like sensors and apps to measure your blood oxygen and take an ECG. The larger, Always-On Retina display makes it easier to use and read. The most durable Apple Watch. Charges faster so you can get going quicker.
  • EASILY CUSTOMIZABLE — Available in a range of sizes and materials, with dozens of bands to choose from. Change up your look by switching your band or by customizing your watch face in millions of ways.
  • INCREDIBLE DURABILITY — Built to be tough. It’s more crack resistant, it’s dust resistant, and it’s swimproof.
  • STAY CONNECTED — Send a text, make a call, listen to music and podcasts, use Siri, or call for help with Emergency SOS. Series 7 (GPS) works with your iPhone or Wi-Fi to keep you connected.
  • MOST ADVANCED HEALTH FEATURES — Keep an eye on your blood oxygen with a revolutionary sensor and app. Take an ECG anytime. Get irregular heart rhythm notifications. Track your sleep. Use fall detection as a safety feature that can call for help if you need it.