How to send SOS messages from my Galaxy Wearable
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 Fit2 Pro
- Gear Sport
- Galaxy Watch
Setting up SOS Messages
Adding emergency contacts
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.