Apple Watch Ultra in use as gunshot detection sensor on a drone

Apple Watch and done use for gunshot detection

If that sounds like science fiction, it’s not. Triangula, a company based out of Oslo, Norway, is exactly doing this and taking advantage of the Apple Watch Ultra’s battery capacity.

According to a post by the company’s Chief Commercial Officer at Triangula, Marius Marents on Linkedin today, he shared how their company is using the Apple Watch Ultra’s sensor technology on a drone to assist with gunshot detection.

The company specializes in different security services. This includes the support of different international and collaborative commercial, government, law enforcement, and military teams and functions.

The company works on richer sensor fusion around gunshot and explosive detections.

The Apple Watch Ultra, in this case, runs the company’s Triangula Scout app in order to detect gunshot noises. The application is probably leveraging the three-microphone array of the Apple Watch Ultra, as this technology reduces wind noise for clearer communications, and the watch provides precision dual-frequency GPS. 

In this case, the company is leveraging the Apple Watch Ultra since it has better battery capacity than other Apple Watch models. 

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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