We’re excited to share the latest update on Google’s Pixel Watch, which is “Fall Detection” is rolling out for Pixel Watch starting today, just like the Apple Watch launched this feature in 2018 under the same name. With this newest update, Google’s Pixel Watch users can now rest assured that their watch will alert in case of a fall, giving them an added layer of safety and security.
How does Google’s Pixel Watch fall detection work?
The Pixel Watch uses motion sensors and algorithms to detect when the user has fallen. The watch will then vibrate, and if the user doesn’t respond by tapping the watch or disabling the alert within a set time frame, the Pixel watch will automatically contact emergency services with the user’s location. You’ll also be able to speak to the 911 operator right from the watch.
According to Google’s original announcement of this “Fall Detection” feature, they said, “Worried that doing burpees or hitting the ski slopes will trigger an accidental emergency call? Your Pixel Watch knows the difference between taking a hard fall and performing a vigorous physical activity or even quickly recovering from a small stumble — thanks to our machine learning algorithms and rigorous testing. The motion sensors and algorithms can monitor for a sudden impact and your body’s responses and instinctive reactions to falling. We trained this process using a broad variety of human and simulated fall data and other motion patterns to accurately detect real falls and minimize potential false alarms.”
So you don’t have to worry about false positives anymore. Google’s Pixel Watch knows the right time to ask for help. This feature can be enabled either through the “Updates” page of the Pixel watch linked app on your phone or via the Pixel Watch’s Personal Safety app.
Why does fall detection matter?
Falls can be a significant concern, especially for older adults who are at greater risk of injury. Falls can result in fractures, head injuries, and even death in extreme cases. Therefore, with this “fall detection” capabilities, wearable technology can help prevent serious harm and provide rapid medical assistance in case of an accident.
Additional features on Google’s Pixel Watch
Google boasts many other features on its Pixel Watch, making it a top contender in the smartwatch market. It has an impressive battery life that can last up to two days on a single charge, making it ideal for long trips or outdoor adventures. It also has a built-in GPS, heart rate monitor, and an extensive library of apps that can be downloaded from the Google Play store.
In conclusion, the new fall detection feature on the Pixel Watch is a significant advancement in wearable technology, providing greater safety and security for users. With its sleek design and impressive features, the Google’s Pixel Watch is a smartwatch that is sure to impress. If you’re in the market for a new smartwatch, consider giving the Pixel Watch a try.
Google Pixel Watch can now detect when you fall
Google’s Pixel Watch gets Fall Detection starting today
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