Then his helmeted head hit the ground so hard it knocked him unconscious — hard enough for his Apple Watch to feel it.
“A hit that hard could have killed me if I weren’t wearing it,” Burdett said. He had to replace the helmet.
Burdett was bleeding profusely above his left eye. His shoulder and some ribs were put out of place. Road rash extended from his elbow to his shoulder.
Burdett’s memory went black moments before the crash. Then he woke up in an ambulance on the way to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
His Apple Watch had called 911 through the fall-detection feature, which sends out an alert if the wearer is immobile for 60 seconds after a fall.