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Apple Watch LTE saves the day for a California kitesurfer

14 November 2017 2

The Apple Watch Series 3 was announced a few months ago with built-in LTE cellular support and watchOS 4 which was released a week after with various improvements & features. Having only been a while since making an impact in the wearable industry, the Apple Watch Series 3, down for its cellular support is already out saving people’s lives.

A month after being seeded with the LTE issue fix, the latest Apple Watch has brought a person’s life out of danger. John Zilles, a resident of California had crashed while being on a solo kitesurfing trip off the last of Ventura. The 49-year-old filmmaker was stranded after a large wipeout which resulted in him losing his hydrofoil, at a place which recently gained attention for being infested with white sharks.


Upon discovering how far he was drafted off the shore, Zilles realized that his Apple Watch Series 3 was equipped with cellular support which he failed to note down until he looked down to see the time. Knowing he was stuck in a region particularly known for white shark nursery, he quickly called his kids to make sure they know he’d be home a little late and also asked for the coastguard’s number in the process.

Zilles then called up the coastguard and told him about his current whereabouts, guiding them roughly towards where was stuck at. In a statement to the Daily Mail, he said: “I had a huge wipeout, and my hydrofoil skated away from me”. This is just one such story and we sure do hope to hear more about the latest Apple Watch saved the day for people.


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