Safety and Tracking Features


Incident detection and assistance 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.

The fēnix® 5/5S/5X Plus device has safety and tracking features that must be set up with the Garmin Connect app.

To use these features, you must be connected to the Garmin Connect app using Bluetooth® technology. You can enter emergency contacts in your Garmin Connect account.


Allows you to send a text message with your name and GPS location to your emergency contacts.

Incident detection

Allows the Garmin Connect app to send a message to your emergency contacts when the fēnix 5/5S/5X Plus device detects an incident.


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 Garmin Connect tracking page.


Allows you to keep track of your connections using LiveTrack directly on screen and in real time.

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