How to send SOS messages with your Samsung smart gear watches?

How to send SOS message in Samsung Galaxy and Gear Watches

  1. To send SOS message in an emergency situation, quickly press the Gear’s Home key three times.
  2. 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.
  3. If the Make SOS calls to feature is activated, the Gear will automatically call the selected emergency contact.

But first

  • Set up SOS Message
  • Add emergency contact
  • Activate SOS call

Recently Samsung launched the new Samsung Galaxy Watch with LTE compatibility. This journey of gear watches from Samsung officially began in 2013 when it launched Galaxy Gear watches for the first time. Originally released as an Android based device, Samsung replaced the operating system with Tizen in its 2014 software update when its Gear 2 was released. Then followed the Gear sport and the Galaxy watches loaded with some of the wonderful features and apps.

You can now make and receive a call, send a text, share a video or a file and do lots of multi task on these beautiful watches. But what if an emergency rises can you send SOS messages with your gear device. The answer is yes you can send SOS message in an emergency situation making these devices useful and more popular. 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 devices like Gear S3, Gear Sport and Galaxy Watch.

For this first you need to set up SOS message. This you can do by following the steps as given below

Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Settings → Send SOS requests, and tap the switch to activate it.

Now follow the on-screen instructions to add emergency contacts if you have not already done so.

Add emergency contacts in Samsung gear

To add emergency contacts you need to 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.

Emergency call in Samsung

To activate the 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.

So to activate launch the Samsung Gear app on your mobile device and tap Settings → Send SOS requests.

Now tap the Make SOS calls to switch to activate it and select an emergency contact.

If you wish to set 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.

For this launch the Samsung Gear app on your mobile device and tap Settings → Send SOS requests.

Now tap the Count down before sending switch to activate it.

  • To send SOS message 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. You can swipe to the right to view the result of your SOS request.

Add location service to Samsung Gear Watch for SOS

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.

Now you are all done and ready to use this awesome service which can be handy in case you land in some trouble or emergency or risky situation.

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