Drone-mounted Apple Watch Ultra used for gunshot detection

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A firm in Norway has mounted Apple Watch Ultra onto a drone to use its three-microphone array, and precision GPS feature, to detect and locate gunshots.

Drone with Apple Watch Ultra. (Source: Triangula)
Drone with Apple Watch Ultra. (Source: Triangula)

While some regular users of Apple Watch Ultra initially reported problems with its three-microphone system, Oslo-based company Triangula is using it as part of the firm's security services.

In a post on LinkedIn, Triangula Chief Commercial Officer Marius Marents said the drone-mounted Watch was "so cool."

Triangula straps the regular Apple Watch Ultra to the drone, and then uses its own Triangula Scout app. The company has previously required "three or more mobile phones and/or Apple Watches," in order to recognize "the audio signature of a gunshot" and locate its position.

Apple Watch Ultra does also feature longer battery life than either the Apple Watch Series 8, or a typical iPhone. In this case, however, the extra battery life is less important than in most applications, because drones have a shorter battery runtime than the Apple Watch does.

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 3,219member
    If some smart watches can use crowd sourcing to detect earthquakes, and notify users, maybe Apple Watches can also use crows sourcing to detect gunshots, and notify users which way the shots came from. That would be very cool.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,793member
    We all know they come from the grassy knoll.
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