The iPhone 14 and the Apple Watch burden the official work in ski areas with emergency calls. False alarms triggered by skiers have increased by up to 25 percent.
- The iPhone 14 and some Apple Watch models have an automatic emergency call function.
- Motion sensors detect falls and emit an emergency call if you don’t react quickly enough.
- False alarms now account for a high percentage in US ski resorts.
That iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are full of sensors, as are these apple watch. The Apple gadgets react with an emergency call to a car accident, for example. Even if you fall and don’t respond quickly with an “everything okay,” an emergency call will be made. The function, which is actually very useful, causes frustration again and again – for example when Visit to the amusement park.
Like the New York Post reported, authorities near US ski resorts have also been struggling with incoming false alarms since the launch of the iPhone 14 series. Since the beginning of the ski season, the false alarm rate has skyrocketed, in some places the increase is up to 25 percent. Many people who triggered the emergency call don’t even notice it.
The often abrupt stops, turns and turns when skiing and snowboarding apparently mislead the sensors of the Apple gadgets. The automated calls tie up staff. An emergency call center reports about 20 calls a day from Apple devices. With every call, experts have to investigate the case, check the slope if in doubt and check if everything is in order. The staff is then sometimes absent in real emergencies.
On the other hand, there are always reports of incidents in which this emergency call function is potentially life-saving. Recently, iPhone 14 models also have a satellite emergency call that can notify if no mobile network or WLAN is available.
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