Apple Watch saves the life of woman trapped in a submerged car

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A 20-year-old Florida woman discovered the health benefits of owning an Apple Watch when it indirectly saved her life as her flipped car was filling with water.

Amanda Antonio told first responders in Hillsborough County, Fla., that she used her Apple Watch to locate her iPhone to call 9-1-1 after her car rolled in a ditch full of mud and water.

“It’s up to my waist,” Antonio said according to a transcript of the call obtained by Spectrum Bay News 9, a television station covering the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. She later said, “It’s now up to my chin. I’m freezing. I’m so scared.”

Antonio’s accident is yet another headline for the Apple Watch, which has been credited with detecting potentially fatal heart ailments with the ECG feature. The Apple Watch continues to be the best selling smartwatch, a device the public has been slow to embrace.

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