SOS With a Smartwatch

The age of the smartwatch (and all sort of other smartwhatevers) is upon us. It’ll be interesting to see some of the more unusual ways that technology is used. B-B-C

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SOS With a Smartwatch

News Desk, via Outside Online (

Advancements in technology (like the relatively new smartwatch proliferation) are in a constant state of evolution, and consumers are good at finding uses for it.  A recent article from Outside Online explains how California cinematographer John Zilles used his smartphone to call for potentially life-saving assistance when his kiteboarding excursion went wrong.

Zilles remembered he was wearing his Apple Watch, which he had purchased because its cell connectivity let him stay in touch with his family even without his phone. “I can be out kiting and the kids can reach me if something goes wrong,” he says. He just didn’t expect that he’d be the one in trouble.

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There are positive and negative effects of every new technology.  In Zilles’ case, the technological assistance made an unquestioned impact on the situation.

“I’m always struggling to find ways to make this technology work for me without letting it rule my life,” Zilles says. “I’ve had these ‘kitemares’ before when shit goes wrong, and this was the first time I had this sort of tool to help me take care of myself.”

Read the full article here.

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