Anyone erroneously trigger fall detection yet?

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?
 

mike9449

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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?
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.
 
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Rogifan

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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.
 

KarimLeVallois

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

flashflooder

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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.
That's strange. I do that too, quite vigorously, and it's never gone off for me.
 
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