Spielberg's Apple Watch creates a stir at the festival

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Steven Spielberg experienced a false alarm on his Apple Watch in the middle of a lecture at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Director Steven Spielberg was giving a talk at the Tribeca Festival when his Apple Watch suddenly said he had fallen hard. His reaction to the false alarm ended up making things worse. While false alerts from an Apple Watch are rare, they are not unheard of, and can sometimes happen at inconvenient times.

In this case, the famous film director was in the middle of giving a talk about his earliest feature film. When his Apple Watch beeped and displayed the warning, Spielberg just had to press the "X" on the screen to cancel it. Instead, he took off the watch and left it on stage, eager to resume his lecture. "I'm not going to hit the SOS button," Variety quoted him as telling the crowd. "I'll pick it up later."

Shortly thereafter, after receiving no response from the owner, his Apple Watch began an audible countdown before calling for help. Spielberg then quickly retrieved his Apple Watch and turned off the alarm.

When the watch does not receive a response from someone who has actually fallen or been in a car accident, it will make one last audible attempt to get a response from the user before calling for help and the user's primary contact in the Health app .

The Fall Detection feature was first introduced with the Apple Watch Series 4 and has been credited several times for saving people after an accident by calling for help when they are unable to respond. False alerts can occur when the Apple Watch detects that it is moving quickly and then stops abruptly. The device has had cases of falsely reporting collisions or falls during roller coaster rides, and false hard falls or collisions during ski rides. But Apple has since worked to reduce the number of false alarms.

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