Have You Used Emergency S.O.S.?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by iFanaddic, Jan 12, 2018.

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When facing an emergency did you use emergency S.O.S.?

  1. Yes, and I was satisfied with the result

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  2. Yes, and I wasn’t satisfied with the result

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  3. No, I did not think of it

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  4. No, I did not remember how to activate it

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  5. No, I did not use it because I did not want to startle my emergency contact

    9.5%
  6. No (Other)

    81.0%
  1. iFanaddic, Jan 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018

    iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

    iFanaddic

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    #1
    Feel free to comment your personal experiences with emergency S.O.S..

    I’m actively trying to convince my aunt to switch to an iPhone & Apple Watch because she tends to fall a lot and I would feel safer knowing she can use Emergency S.O.S.

    I’m wondering if connection through Apple Watch (non lte) is slower? Given the opportunity I assume using and iPhone would most likely be the faster option.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    #2
    Apple Watch LTE will be your choice.

    But seriously, unless really in an emergency, no one would even bother using it, or find how to activate the feature. For me, I might never use it throughout my lifetime. Not sure but not entirely impossible to achieve.
     
  3. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    You’d be better off getting her a lifealert device if she falls a lot.
     
  4. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iFanaddic

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    Is it really that much safer?

    To the best of my knowledge, Lifealert devices puts you in communication with a 3rd party who asses the situation and communicates with emergency services whereas the Apple Watch puts you in direct communication with emergency services such as the 9-1-1.
     
  5. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    It could be safer since you mentioned a non cellular Apple Watch. Plus lifealert is a simple button press. It’s a product with a specific function.
     
  6. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

    BornAgainMac

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    I wish there was a way to turn it off. Don’t want this to be done by accident and then get fined or worst. I wish 911 could be 911... are you sure Y/N.... enter your name.... Last chance are you really sure (Yes / No)
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Kinda defeats the purpose don'tcha think?
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can turn off the calling part of it.
     
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  10. artfossil macrumors 6502a

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    While I love and use my Watch for a million other things, it’s the emergency function that gives me piece of mind.

    It’s one button and one press (plus a selection as I have mine set up not to auto call). It calls 911 and an emergency contact.

    Don’t discount the importance of having something on your wrist—even you don’t have your phone. And for me and my often pocketless clothing I often don’t have my phone. My neighbor across the street fell in his driveway and was freezing until I left for work because he couldn’t get up and couldn’t reach his phone.

    I live alone in an old house with a basement and narrow stairs and I’m doing laundry and hauling things up and down all the time. Anyone could fall.

    I’m always in Bluetooth range in my house but I’ll be getting a Series 3 LTE Watch this spring to extend my communication options.

    Have you looked at the prices for those med alert devices? Ridiculously expensive for a single purpose device when an iPhone/Watch has so many uses!

    I’m in my 70’s but the Watch has so many health-related uses for people of any age.
     
  11. mikzn macrumors 6502a

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    I somehow accidentally activated SOS when changing the strap on my apple watch, got a call back right away from 911 and I told them it was a mistake everything was OK - they wanted to come and make sure - said it was standard procedure.

    Had to wait 2 hours for them to come and search my place
     
  12. Phonephreak Suspended

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    Good morning Tim.
     
  13. enduro0125 macrumors regular

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    Yes
    Accidentally
    While in France
    On the autoway
    Whilst on my motorbike

    :-(
     
  14. artfossil macrumors 6502a

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    I am really fully sick and tired of the rude and gratuitous taunts here in MacRumors. This used to be a tech forum where users could share their views and experience not a playground for those hurling juvenile insults.

    If you’re not interested in discourse please find another topic.
     
  15. enduro0125 macrumors regular

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    It’s everywhere lately it seems.

    #metoo
     

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