Just at the event itself in the post-show hands-on area, I spoke to several people in their 40s or 50s who said the same thing: they were already considering buying Series 4 watches for their parents for this feature alone.
I fall into that “40s or 50s” crowd, and Gruber is right on target. During the Watch portion of the Apple event, I thought of my late grandmother. She was always spry and active, until she suffered a fall while alone. She was never herself again. After thinking of her, I immediately thought of my parents, who are also spry and active. It’s amazing that the technology is there to help with such a real problem. I’m just not sure they’d wear a Watch consistently. It’s a talk we’ll be having.