Anyone erroneously trigger fall detection yet?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Rogifan, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

    Rogifan

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    I am seeing some posts on Twitter that fall detection was triggered from the Watch falling off a nightstand. Wouldn’t Apple have designed this so it would only trigger fall detection if it knows the Watch is on someone’s wrist? Perhaps this is just a software bug?
     
  2. crawfish963 macrumors 6502a

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    I did. Reached over to swat a fly on a table and it activated. I just cancelled from the watch.
     
  3. mike9449, Sep 26, 2018
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    mike9449 macrumors newbie

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    Mine detects a fall every time I wash my hands because I shake the excess water off my hands before drying them. I'm 65 so it was automatically on. Not a terribly useful feature. I guess I'll turn it off.
     
  4. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core

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    Wow I didn’t think it would trigger that easily. No doesn’t seem very useful if the littlest things can trigger it. I know the default is off if you’re under a certain age but I think if it was working properly it would be useful for any age. Falls can happen to anyone and can happen when you’re alone.
     
  5. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    Oh dear, it'll be going off constantly if a teenage boy had it enabled then... lol
     
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  7. flashflooder macrumors 6502

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    That's strange. I do that too, quite vigorously, and it's never gone off for me.
     
  8. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried to activate it without falling, and I have been unable to.
     

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