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Tips: How to use your Samsung Smartwatch in Emergency

If you are in an emergency your Samsung smartwatch can help you. You can send SOS messages to contacts you’ve had assigned to track your location. In any kind of medical emergency, your medical information can be easily accessible by your smartwatch and you will get emergency assistance ASAP.


Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. Tap on Send SOS messages and then tap on the Switch at the top of the screen. Review and then agree with the Terms and conditions. Now to add an emergency contact, tap Add, then you can either Create contact or Select from contacts.

On your smartwatch, press the Home key quickly 3 times to send an SOS message in an emergency. Your assigned emergency contacts will receive SOS messages containing information about your current location and how to track you for up to 1 hour.

Keep the phone numbers updated in your emergency contact(s) list for your safety.

Note: SOS request is not available for a Galaxy Fit.


Once you add your medical information to your contact profile on the phone which is connected to your watch, you can access your details directly from the watch.

Note: Medical information cannot be accessed on a Galaxy Fit, Gear Fit2 or Gear Fit2 Pro.

To access your medical information on your watch, press the Power key. From the Apps screen, tap Contacts, and then tap your profile at the top of the screen. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to view your info.

In an emergency, press and hold the Power key. The Power of the menu will appear. Just tap the Emergency medical info icon to view your information. Keep your medical emergency information updated for your safety.

source: RPRNA

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