Apple Watch 4 Fall Detection Questions

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

  1. MitzEclipse macrumors member

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    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

    Dormammu

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    -No
    -Yes (but what if the GPS only watch isn’t connected to a paired phone?)
    -Unsure
    -Unsure
     
  3. tromboneaholic Suspended

    tromboneaholic

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    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

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    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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