There has been a never-ending debate regarding the actual requirement of a smartwatch, especially when the price of one the good ones are considered. They have been often considered to be a mere extension of your smartphone’s music player or as a notification device. However, an incident in Maryland has proved that these smaller computers on wrists are a lot more than simply digital watch faces.
According to a report from Men'sHealth, a 22-year-old Casey Bennett was driving to his home from college when he got involved in a T-bone accident at an intersection. The car flipped multiple times before landing on its side, leaving Casey stuck to the driver’s seat, thanks to the seat belt. But he couldn’t reach for his phone as the interiors of his car were all messed up.
He then remembered that his Apple Watch has a special feature that could help him in the situation. So, he pressed and held the crown on his Apple Watch for six seconds and activated the emergency SOS feature. He could then call the 911 emergency services as well as nearest contacts to get him out of the wreck.
The Apple Watch was already of immense value to Casey as it helped him in maintaining regime and after the incident, the gadget has made it to his list of must-have things in life. The incident has also led his friends to consider the product as it proves to be the only gadget to stick with its user all the time.
While we hope that no smartwatch user has to through such an incident to understand the device’s importance, it is clear that a smartwatch is of immense help in times of need. The high selling price for the Apple Watch or one of its rivals shows the amount of robust engineering gone into the product and the aim for it to be with the user anytime anywhere is proven without any issue.
Apart from the Apple Watch, many flagship Android Wear devices like the LG Watch Urbane 2 and ASUS ZenWatch 3/ ZenWatch 2 also sport this feature. If you were considering to get one of these but couldn’t make up your mind, then this could have helped your decision-making process a bit easier.