British cyclist Jay Dixon is crediting his Apple Watch with saving his life, as it detected his fall after he was hit by a car then summoned help for him.
Dixon, a cyclist in Cleethorpes in northeast England, was hit by a car as he attempted to turn down a side road. The collision sent him flying off his bike, and his Apple Watch detected his fall when he hit the ground.
“I came straight off the bike and was immediately concussed,” he told GrimsbyLive. “The driver came over to see me, but I was incredibly tired and drifting in and out of consciousness.”
“There was a moment when I was laid on the floor and I thought ‘do I wake up or lay here and give in’?” he continued. “I kept trying to get up, but I just couldn’t manage it, I was incredibly lucky. If I’d have collided with the car a few more inches to the right I think I would be dead.”
Dixon says he believes he is alive because of his Apple Watch.
“When I fell, my watch sent out an emergency signal to the emergency services and my partner,” he said. “It had detected I’d taken a fall and sent my exact location to both parties. It tells you exactly what’s happened and my partner was there within 15 minutes.”
Dixon was left with a collection of cuts and bruises, but he intends to get back on his bike as soon as possible.
The Apple Watch has a history of saving lives, with users crediting the wearable with saving them, including a 92-year-old Nebraska man who took a fall off a ladder, a man suffering from an erupted ulcer, and a man unknowingly suffering from afib.