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Apple watch used by violent man to stalk girlfriend – don’t let the same thing happen to you

A MAN has been arrested after allegedly using an Apple Watch to keep track of his girlfriend’s whereabouts.

Police in Nashville, Tennessee found the device on the woman’s car while she was visiting a domestic violence support center.

The man is said to have attached an Apple Watch to his girlfriend's car

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Metro Nashville Police Department arrested 29-year-old Lawrence Welch as he was hunched over next to the car, reports WSMV.

Officials found one Apple watch hidden in the spokes of the tire.

Mr. Welch reportedly admitted that the device belonged to him.

He was arrested on Friday and subsequently charged.

The victim was in the process of issuing a protective order when the disturbing incident occurred.

It is alleged that the couple had previously used the Life360 app to track each other’s location.

But the unnamed woman had disabled the app from her own devices before going to the Family Safety Center.

She claims Mr Welch sent her several text messages demanding to know exactly where she was beforehand.

The incident is the latest in a worrying spate of cases in which people have misused devices to track others.

Apple’s AirTags – designed to help people find things like their keys if they’re lost – have been of particular importance.

They wirelessly sync to a real-time map on iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch devices to signal where to find them.

But thieves have apparently used them to track high-end cars before stealing them, hiding them in purses, coat pockets and other belongings.

Apple recently announced one set of updates try to improve security.

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