Safety and Tracking Features

CAUTION

The safety and tracking features are supplemental features and should not be relied on as a primary method to obtain emergency assistance. The Garmin Connect™ app does not contact emergency services on your behalf.

NOTICE

To use the safety and tracking features, the Forerunner® watch must be connected to the Garmin Connect app using Bluetooth® technology. Your paired phone must be equipped with a data plan and be in an area of network coverage where data is available. You can enter emergency contacts in your Garmin Connect account.

For more information about safety and tracking features, go to www.garmin.com/safety.

Assistance

Allows you to send a message with your name, LiveTrack link, and GPS location (if available) to your emergency contacts.

Incident detection

When the Forerunner watch detects an incident during certain outdoor activities, the watch sends an automated message, LiveTrack link, and GPS location (if available) to your emergency contacts.

LiveTrack

Allows friends and family to follow your races and training activities in real time. You can invite followers using email or social media, allowing them to view your live data on a web page.

Live Event Sharing
Allows you to send messages to friends and family during an event, providing real-time updates.
NOTE: This feature is available only if your watch is connected to a compatible Android™ phone.

Adding Emergency Contacts

Emergency contact phone numbers are used for the safety and tracking features.

  1. From the Garmin Connect app, select Menu symbol.
  2. Select Safety & Tracking > Safety Features > Emergency Contacts > Add Emergency Contacts.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Your emergency contacts receive a notification when you add them as an emergency contact, and can accept or decline your request. If a contact declines, you must choose another emergency contact.

Adding Contacts

You can add up to 50 contacts to the Garmin Connect app. Contact emails can be used with the LiveTrack feature. Three of these contacts can be used as emergency contacts (Adding Emergency Contacts (LTE)).

  1. From the Garmin Connect app, select Menu symbol.
  2. Select Contacts.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

After you add contacts, you must sync your data to apply the changes to your Forerunner device (Manually Syncing Data with Garmin Connect).

Turning Incident Detection On and Off

CAUTION

Incident detection is a supplemental feature available only for certain outdoor activities. Incident detection should not be relied on as a primary method to obtain emergency assistance. The Garmin Connect app does not contact emergency services on your behalf.

NOTICE

Before you can enable incident detection on your watch, you must set up emergency contacts in the Garmin Connect app (Adding Emergency Contacts (LTE)). Your paired phone must be equipped with a data plan and be in an area of network coverage where data is available. Your emergency contacts must be able to receive emails or text messages (standard text messaging rates may apply).

  1. From the watch face, hold UP.
  2. Select Safety & Tracking > Incident Detection.
  3. Select a GPS activity.
    NOTE: Incident detection is available only for certain outdoor activities.

When an incident is detected by your Forerunner watch and your phone is connected, the Garmin Connect app can send an automated text message and email with your name and GPS location (if available) to your emergency contacts. A message appears on your device and paired phone indicating your contacts will be informed after 15 seconds have elapsed. If assistance is not needed, you can cancel the automated emergency message.

Requesting Assistance

CAUTION

Assistance is a supplemental feature and should not be relied upon as a primary method to obtain emergency assistance. The Garmin Connect app does not contact emergency services on your behalf.

NOTICE

Before you can request assistance, you must set up emergency contacts in the Garmin Connect app (Adding Emergency Contacts (LTE)). Your paired phone must be equipped with a data plan and be in an area of network coverage where data is available. Your emergency contacts must be able to receive emails or text messages (standard text messaging rates may apply).

  1. Hold LIGHT.
  2. When you feel three vibrations, release the button to activate the assistance feature.

    The countdown screen appears.

    TIP: Before the countdown is complete, you can hold any button to cancel the message.

Live Event Sharing

Live event sharing allows you to send messages to friends and family during an event, providing real-time updates including cumulative time and last lap time. Before the event, you can customize the list of recipients and the message content in the Garmin Connect app.

Turning On Live Event Sharing

Before you can use live event sharing, you must set up the LiveTrack feature in the Garmin Connect app.

NOTE: LiveTrack features are available when your Forerunner watch is connected to the Garmin Connect app using Bluetooth technology, with a compatible Android phone.
  1. In the Garmin Connect app, from the settings menu, select Safety & Tracking > Live Event Sharing.

    You can customize the message triggers and options.

  2. Go outside, and select a GPS activity on your Forerunner watch.
    NOTE: This feature is not available for all activities.
  3. Select Menu symbol > Live Event Sharing > Sharing.

    Live event sharing is enabled for 24 hours.

  4. Select Recipients to add people from your contacts.
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December 2023