Assistance is a supplemental feature and should not be relied on as a primary method to obtain emergency assistance. The Garmin Connect™ Mobile app does not contact emergency services on your behalf.
When your Edge® device with GPS enabled is connected to the Garmin Connect Mobile app, you can send an automated text message with your name and GPS location to your emergency contacts.
Before you can enable the assistance feature on your device, you must set up emergency contact information in the Garmin Connect Mobile app. Your Bluetooth® paired smartphone 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 text messages (standard text messaging rates may apply).
A message appears on your device indicating your contacts will be informed after a countdown has elapsed. If assistance is not needed, you can cancel the message.