Apple Watch 4 Fall Detection Questions

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MitzEclipse, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. MitzEclipse macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Hi all
    I have been scouring the news articles for more info on the Fall Detection on the AW4 but can't find answers to:

    - Appears you need the AW4 Cellular version for the Fall Detection feature, correct?
    - If I buy the GPS, non-Cellular version and fall, would the AW4 still make an emergency call if paired/near iPhone?
    - For the emergency contacts, is it possible to also send a Whatsapp message to specified contacts?
    - Does Whatsapp notifications/etc work on the AW4 Cellular version without an iPhone tethered?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Dormammu macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2013
    A mysterious location in the middle of nowhere
    -Yes (but what if the GPS only watch isn’t connected to a paired phone?)
  3. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    Agree with above. Also, Series 1 (non GPS non cellular) can call 911 when paired phone is near, so I’m definitely certain Series 4 can.
  4. Mr. Heckles macrumors 6502

    Mr. Heckles

    Mar 20, 2018
    If you have a S4 with cellular, will fall detection with still if you don’t have your iPhone with you?

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