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 Forerunner® 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.

For more information about incident detection and assistance, go to


Allows you to send an automated message with your name, LiveTrack link, and GPS location to your emergency contacts.

Incident detection

When the Forerunner device detects an incident during an outdoor walk, run, or bike activity, the device sends an automated message, LiveTrack link, and GPS location to your emergency contacts.


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.

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 device is connected to an Android™ smartphone.
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