Giant companies like apple and Garmins are developing advanced satellite-integrated watches that can save a life in a tough situation.
The trend of wearing watches is drastically changed in the past ten decades.
Nowadays, you can get modern watches with sensors along with multiple detectors and application features.
A tech news media, The Verge told that apple is working on satellite features for emergency communications in its apple watch pro device. Let us inform you that Garmin is the competitor of the apple watch pro. This new satellite feature cloud makes it a real rival in the multisport GPS Watch space.
However, Apple needs to do more better to compete in this space. Long battery life and durability are their top priority. Its competitor Garmin, Polar, and Coros can also improve these features. But Apple has an advantage in that its emergency calling feature can make it a hero. Reliable emergency communication technology is a very significant feature and it has the potential to save life multiple tough situations.
GPS and LTE connectivity have enhanced over the years, but there are still multiple remote areas where you can’t get a signal. Even professional hikers, campers, and endurance athletes can get lost under those circumstances or find themselves in a bind if they get injured in a cellular dead zone.
This is why many carry satellite phones or Garmin’s inReach devices, which are handheld two-way satellite communicators that also have location-sharing features. These devices can be bulky and add weight when athletes almost always prefer to remain light and nimble.
The current problem with the apple watch pro is, that its emergency contact features depend on LTE connectivity. That makes it more reliable in everyday situations than for outdoors lovers.
Despite there being some high-end multisport watches including satellite features, they don’t have emergency communication mechanisms. Instead, they are only focused on improving location accuracy. Watches like the Coros Vertix 2 and Garmin Fenix 7 use dual-frequency satellite communication or multi-band GPS technology.
If apple can create such hardware that supports satellite connectivity features, it has still some challenges with wireless carriers. According to Apple critic Ming-Chi Kuo, the feature is already finished for iPhone 13 but they haven’t figured it out to make it a reality.