How to send SOS messages

Last modified : Oct 11. 2018
Gear S3 SOS

SOS Messages

In an emergency situation, you can send an SOS message by quickly pressing the Gear’s Home key three times. You can also set the Gear to automatically call your emergency contacts.

 

The SOS Message function is supported by the following products:

  • Gear S3
  • Gear Sport
  • Galaxy Watch
Setting up SOS Messages
1 Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap SETTINGS → Send SOS requests, and tap the switch to activate it.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to add emergency contacts if you have not already done so.
Adding emergency contacts

Launch the Samsung Gear app on your mobile device and tap SETTINGS → Send SOS requests → Send SOS messages to → ADD.
Tap Create contact and enter the contact information or tap Select from Contacts to add an existing contact as an emergency contact.

Activating SOS calls

Set the Gear to automatically call your emergency contact after sending an SOS message. You can only call one of your emergency contacts.
Launch the Samsung Gear app on your mobile device and tap SETTINGS → Send SOS requests. Tap the Make SOS calls to switch to activate it and select an emergency contact.

Setting the SOS message delay

Set the Gear to send an SOS message five seconds after you quickly press the Gear’s Home key three times.
Launch the Samsung Gear app on your mobile device and tap SETTINGS → Send SOS requests. Tap the Count down before sending switch to activate it.

Sending SOS messages

In an emergency situation, quickly press the Gear’s Home key three times.
The Gear will send SOS messages to your emergency contacts. The messages will include your current location information and a link to track your real-time location information for 60 minutes.
If the Make SOS calls to feature is activated, the Gear will automatically call the selected emergency contact.
After sending an SOS message, the alarm icon will display on the Watch screen. Swipe to the right to view the result of your SOS request.

Viewing my location

After sending an SOS message which includes your location information, you can view your location on the notification panel. On the Watch screen, swipe to the right to the notification panel and tap the screen to view your current location.
To finish sharing your location with your emergency contacts, scroll down the screen, and tap the stop symbol and then the tick to confirm.

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