I had an interesting experience last week. I was skiing with my brother and having a good time. At a certain point, I noticed that my watch was vibrating from time to time, but it was so far buried under my warm clothes and coat that I couldn’t get to it. Then my brother happens to mention that he had just received a call (though he also couldn’t get to his phone due to cold and clothing). At that point, we realize there might be something wrong with the family and so we agreed to stop and check our phones. Turns out my watch/phone had reported an emergency and therefore had notified my husband. My husband then called my brother in a bit of a panic.
When I checked my watch and phone, sure enough, I could see that it had been asking me if I was OK. Since I hadn’t been able to respond, it went ahead and did the auto-call to my husband.
I am curious about what my watch/phone thought was wrong. I had not fallen. I had skied at a fast pace and had had some quick stops. Could that have fooled it?
I have turned off fall detection and the auto-notify of my next of kin until after ski season is over.