From AppleInsider's "Apple Watch used to call for help during armed burglary" posted Tuesday:
A 20-year-old woman used her Apple Watch to call for help while being held at gunpoint during a burglary, a bold move that potentially led to the robber's arrest.
An unnamed woman in West Milford, New Jersey, was able to make an emergency text from her Apple Watch after a home intruder handcuffed and held her captive as he rummaged through her belongings on Sunday, reports NorthJersey.com.
The victim walked in on 31-year-old Andrew Canning, who was armed with what was later discovered to be an airsoft gun, according to a court affidavit. Threatening the woman with the replica firearm, Canning allegedly demanded she remove her clothes to ensure that she wasn't carrying a weapon. He then handcuffed her hands behind her back and left her naked on the floor, the victim told police.
"This could go easy or this could go hard," Canning allegedly said. After about an hour, the woman complained that she was cold, prompting Canning to handcuff her to a bed, documents show. With one hand free, she was able to alert her 45-year-old mother, who was apparently upstairs, via Apple Watch. While the message reportedly contained a plea to call the police, it is unclear if those instructions were followed or if the message was generated by Apple's Emergency SOS feature.
My take: A twist on the usual saved-by-the-Apple-Watch story. But there must be other ways to be certain someone isn't carrying a concealed weapon.