Apple's new smartwatch can only monitor your heart in the US

Some of the new Apple Watch Series 4 offerings including the ‘vapour’ watch face, which went on sale last Friday. Apple

And while it does sound like a life saver, it won't be unless you explicitly enable it, as it is turned off by default for anyone younger than 65.

According to Apple's support page for the Watch Series 4, the Fall Detection feature will be automatically be switched on for users who set up an account on the Watch or the Health app by listing their age as 65 years or older.

In addition to this, several YouTube channels over the weekend posted videos testing the Fall Detector and how hard a fall has to be to trigger it.

Apple's smartwatch - specifically the Apple Watch Series 4 - can detect what Apple described as a "significant, hard fall ".

You can slide the Emergency SOS slider to call for help, or tap one of the two options to turn off the alert. Redditor No1ARSoul, however, noted that you'll only find that out if you read the online manual for Fall Detection and how it's enabled by default for anyone whose age is 65 or older in their Apple accounts.

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Further, Apple also explains that the Watch might not be able to detect all the falls accurately. Since then, the new Apple Watches have launched and Rich Woods has even shared his unboxing and first impressions of the 44mm model in stainless steel.

The ad ends with the line "there's a better you in you", clearly leaning on the fact that wearing an Apple Watch will somehow make you more active than you were before. Many reported that they could not trigger a fall alert on goal, but it's not clear if all of them had the feature turned on.

The iPhone maker is positioning the Apple Watch Series 4 as your go-to fitness tracking device. Its speaker is also 50% louder than the Series 3. Apple COO Jeff Williams said during the keynote event that the Series 4 would be your "indispensable communication and fitness companion".

Apple does state, however, that "Apple Watch can not detect all falls". The GPS + Cellular model is going to cost you $499.

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