Man Says Apple Watch Fall Alert Saved His Life

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Apple Watch fall detection

Over the years, we’ve heard various stories about how the Apple Watch has helped save people in danger – sometimes it’s been about heart rate alerts, other times the ability to contact people, even when separated from the paired iPhone. In a new story, one man told People how the device’s fall alert system helped him be found quickly after collapsing in a hospital toilet.

At one point during his visit, Schneider said he asked to use the restroom — but the events that followed are a complete blur to him. “While I was in the bathroom I went unconscious and fell to the ground, where I apparently slammed my head, fracturing my skull and suffering an emergent brain bleed,” he explained. Luckily, Schneider was wearing an Apple Watch at the time — a smart device he believes was part of the reason that he survived. “I was only found unconscious so soon after the fall because my Apple Watch detected a hard fall, calling 911 and sent an emergency notification to my emergency contacts after I failed to respond to the prompt on my watch,” he wrote in the post.

New App ‘Nanogram’ is a Telegram Client for Apple Watch

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Nanogram is a brand new Apple Watch app that acts as a Telegram client. Features: Send, receive, and see all your messages & notifications right from your wrist – even when you don’t have your phone around. Experience the freedom of going truly phone-less with just your Apple Watch, while staying connected to your friends & family. Also supports FlickType Swipe Keyboard, for faster & more private replies on the go (vs Scribble & Dictation, respectively). Nanogram does not collect any information. Requires Apple Watch Series 3 or later, running watchOS 7 or later.

New App ‘Nanogram’ is a Telegram Client for Apple Watch

Anthony Joshua is The Latest Star Featured on Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

British boxer Anthony Joshua is the latest star to feature as part of the Apple Fitness+ ‘Time to Walk’ workout series. The Olympic champion and two-time heavyweight world champion talks about how he got into the sport and the benefits of being vulnerable during a walk in north London. His musical selections are ‘Fantasy’ by Earth, Wind & Fire, ‘Inner City Blue’ by Marvin Gaye, and ‘Mastermind’ by Nas. The episode is available to subscribers on Apple Watch now.

Unboxing All The International Apple Watch Bands

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple recently released Apple Watch International Bands to represent the flags of 22 different countries, in honor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. YouTuber iJustine got her hands on all of them…

Enhance Your Apple Watch for Less

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac has good news if you like watchbands, but find Apple’s branded watch bands too expensive.

Breastfeeding Mothers Should Install ‘Booby Track’ for Apple Watch

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Booby Track is a new app designed for breastfeeding mothers to keep track of which breast you fed your baby from last. From the developer: “One Friday afternoon my partner asked if I could write an app for her watch so that she could keep track of the last boob she fed our baby with. So I did.” On the app’s website you can even watch a “making of” video. Raising kids is expensive so you can buy this app for US$1.99.

Breastfeeding Mothers Should Install ‘Booby Track’ for Apple Watch

New Apple Ad Demonstrates Using Apple Watch to Find iPhone

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple released a new advert on Friday. Called ‘Haystack’, it emphasizes how your Apple Watch can help you find a misplaced iPhone. (For more details on how this works, check out The Mac Observer’s video tip on the subject.) The clip is soundtracked by “Searching (For Someone Like You)” by Kitty Wells.

NightWatch Dock Magnifies Your Apple Watch Screen

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The Apple Watch’s NightStand mode continually displays the time, date, and your alarm. NightWatch is a piece of curved Plexiglas that magnifies the Watch screen, making it easier to read at a glance. The Apple Watch charger fits perfectly into NightWatch. The cord chamber enables left and right positions on your desktop or bedside table. Once installed, just drop in your watch into the chamber to charge it and the face will instantly convert to NightStand mode displaying a full clock face. Integrated sound channels amplify your alarm so you’ll never miss a wake up call again. It’s available for US$49.99.

NightWatch Dock Magnifies Your Apple Watch Screen

iOS 14.6 Tells Apple Watch Series 3 Users to Restore Device Prior to Updating watchOS

· Charlotte Henry · Link

iOS 14.6 is prompting some users to restore their Apple Watch before trying to install the latest version of watchOS 7. The problem is related to the GPS version of the Series 3 as it has just 8GB of internal storage, 9to5 Mac reported.

With the latest versions of iOS and watchOS, Apple seems to have given up trying to force users to delete apps and media manually, which almost never solves the problem. As shown by a 9to5Mac reader on Twitter… iOS 14.6 simply asks the user to unpair and restore the Apple Watch Series 3 in order to install watchOS updates… Previously, the message only recommended that the user should delete some content before trying to install the update again.