A DYING crash victim was saved by his Apple Watch which called an ambulance after detecting his fall and lack of body movement.
Muhammad Fitri, 24, was knocked off his motorbike by a van in a hit-and-run in Singapore and lost consciousness as he saw the vehicle speeding off.
But his Apple smartwatch kicked into action after detecting his fall and when he remained motionless on the ground.
The watch automatically called the emergency services, as well as his other contacts, Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao reports.
Bystanders at the scene also talked with the man’s girlfriend to explain what happened.
His girlfriend and Muhammad’s family found out later that it was the electronic device that contacted them.
The biker’s family explained that the streets were quiet at the time of the accident.
The family said they are grateful to the watch for calling emergency services, as well as loved ones, helping to save response time and possibly his life.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they were alerted to the incident at about 8.20pm and the biker was taken to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Apple smart watch models from Series 4 can reportedly detect falls and will show an alert or sound an alarm.
If it is unable to detect movement for at least a minute, the device will then contact the emergency services as well as specified contacts.
Other manufacturers of smart watches also provide this function with their models, such as the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.
The police confirmed they are investigating the incident as a hit-and-run.
An Apple watch also saved the life of Jorge Cox when it told docs the device recorded resting heart rates of 130 beats per minute — well above expected figures of between 60 and 100bpm.
Further tests revealed the 22-year-old student had been born with a leaky heart valve.
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