Lost at Sea/woods

Created at: 2021-05-27 08:25:58
Questioner General

Could an Apple Watch location be used to help find someone who is lost at sea? Or in the woods? How accurate is the location? Could it continue to work underwater? My brother lost a 12 year old student this week due to a sneaker wave. Wondering if this technology could save lives.

Answer #1:

By: Mrs. Sadie Koch

Could an Apple Watch location be used to help find someone who is lost at sea? Or in the woods? How accurate is the location? Could it continue to work underwater? My brother lost a 12 year old student this week due to a sneaker wave. Wondering if this technology could save lives.

Answer #2:

By: Chloe Lueilwitz

Yeah. I totally forgot about the network requirements. It just seems to WORK magically.

Answer #3:

By: Prof. Percival Kutch Jr.

If someone is way out at sea, they will most likely not be able to connect to a network. This would make it impossible to track them. The same might be true in a wilderness situation. It would be ill-advised to rely on either a cell phone or Apple Watch under either circumstance.



There are purpose made emergency trackers that would probably be more appropriate.

Answer #4:

By: Mae Walter

One could probably use Find My to find a lost Apple Watch and potentially the person who has it, but I'm not sure if it could connect from so far away with no service.

Answer #5:

By: Cassandre Sawayn

If someone is way out at sea, they will most likely not be able to connect to a network. This would make it impossible to track them. The same might be true in a wilderness situation. It would be ill-advised to rely on either a cell phone or Apple Watch under either circumstance.



There are purpose made emergency trackers that would probably be more appropriate.

Answer #6:

By: Mr. Adonis Cummings III

I forgot about network. Good point.

Answer #7:

By: Deon Spencer

CCB840 wrote:


I forgot about network. Good point.

As someone who lives in a large city in the U.S., I have come to take network access very much for granted. It's just there, like air.

Answer #8:

By: Mr. Zackery Monahan

Yeah. I totally forgot about the network requirements. It just seems to WORK magically.