If you're planning a beach trip or a cliff jumping adventure, consider leaving your Apple Watch at home or safely stored with your belongings onshore. All too often, people wear their watches during these activities and end up losing them, expecting Ocean Safety to search for their lost items, which is not their responsibility. Despite this, numerous Apple Watches are handed in daily.
Waimea Bay, in particular, has seen a significant problem with lost Apple Watches. According to a news source, nearly every day, someone asks a lifeguard if a watch has been found or handed in. Additionally, countless unclaimed Apple Watch bands accumulate at the bay. The article reported an experiment where they asked ten beachgoers what they would do if they discovered a lost item. Nine said they would give it to the nearest lifeguard, while one person said they would take it to the police station.
The police department recommends turning in all lost items to a police station. They also suggest using a website to report missing items if you lose your watch. People often turn to social media, such as Facebook, to find the owners of lost wallets. Hawaii even has a dedicated Facebook page for lost and found items. While many items have been successfully returned to their owners through this page, the page's administrator still advises taking found items to the police first.
Apple encourages users to set up the "Find My" feature and sync their watches and iPhones, enabling them to track either device if lost. Apple also offers an innovative feature that allows you to send a message to your watch containing your contact information. If someone finds your watch, your information will be displayed on the screen as soon as they pick it up and look at it.