How to enable and setup Fall Detection on Google Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch finally gets Fall Detection.

Pixel Watch is finally getting the much-awaited fall detection features. Google has started rolling out this feature to all the Pixel Watch. It is an important update for any smartwatch. In case you are not aware of how it works and how to set it up, this guide is for you. Here you can check the detailed guide on how to enable fall detection on Pixel Watch.

Google Pixel Watch was launched in October 2022 without the fall detection feature, but the company confirmed that it will be available in Winter 2023. A few weeks back some users managed to get Fall detection thanks to an accidental rollout, but the update was stopped soon. Now the fall detection feature is finally rolling out to everyone.

Google Pixel Watch Fall Detection

The Fall Detection is already available on competitors like Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch 4, and Galaxy Watch 5. Finally, Google also catching up to these smartwatches by offering regular updates.

What is Fall Detection on Pixel Watch

If you don’t know what is Fall detection and how it works, keep reading. When a user wearing Pixel Watch falls, the Pixel Watch will detect it using motion sensors and machine learning. Once the watch detects Fall, it will wait for 30 seconds to detect further movement. If it doesn’t detect any movement, the watch will vibrate, sound an alarm, and flash a notification. There will be two options to choose from in the notification, I fell & need help and I’m Ok. The watch will respond according to the selected option. And if there is no response in 60 seconds, the Watch will automatically call emergency services and share the user’s location.

As per Google, the fall detection feature can differentiate between a hard fall and exercise. There are exercises that include fall and so you wouldn’t want your watch to act every time of its own. It can detect exercises like burpees, jumping, swimming, and other vigorous physical activity.

Yes, it is an important and useful feature. We don’t know when we fall into such situations and require these features, so it’s always to have such features.

Points to know before setting up fall detection on Pixel Watch:

  • Pixel Watch WiFi model must be connected to the phone via Bluetooth and should be in the connectivity range. It will make use of the phone to call emergency services.
  • Pixel Watch LTE model must have an active LTE connection for the Watch to take action.

Pixel Watch Fall Detection Availability

At the time of preparing this guide, the Fall Detection feature is available in limited regions. Here is the list of countries.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • USA
  • UK

How to Turn On Fall Detection on Pixel Watch

Now that you know everything about the Pixel Watch Fall Detection feature, you may want to enable it. This is a new feature and so you might need the step-by-step process to enable it, so here are all the steps you need to know.

  1. Update your Pixel Watch to the latest version.
  2. Connect your Pixel Watch to your Android Phone.
  3. Now open the Google Pixel Watch app on your phone. It’s a companion app for Pixel Watch.
  4. In the app, look for Watch Preference and tap on it.
  5. Next move to Safety and Emergency > Fall Detection.
  6. Here turn the ‘Use fall detection’ toggle to On. It will make the second option visible, which is optional.

That’s all you have to do for enabling the fall detection feature on your Pixel Watch.

Fall Detection is a must-have feature on any smartwatch. And it’s finally available on Pixel Watch. What do you think about the new safety feature? And in case you have any queries let us know in the comment section.

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By Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh started his technical writing journey when he was a university student. He is now a full time tech blog writer specializing in smartwatch based tech news and how-to guides. He spends his free time exploring games and useful gadgets.

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