Sometimes you find yourself stay in a situation where you are unable to pick up your smartphone, so Samsung has added a SOS feature into the software of the duo Gear S2 and Gear S3.
Once activated, the Gear S2 and Gear S3 owners will just triple-press the home button to send an SOS request to their contacts chosen for emergency. Although the wearable version is unable to record audio or take a photograph, it can collect your location by using GPS and then attach them to a message that is automatically sent to receivers.
Besides sending an SMS, you can also place a call to emergency contacts. With Bluetooth variants of the Gear S2 and Gear S3, this will work but in case your device is paired with your smartphone, while those in possession of an LTE model can use their SIM to access cellular capabilities.
Here’s how you can set SOS feature up on your Gear S2 and S3:
- Launch the Samsung Gearapplication on your smartphone.
- Locate and then choose Send SOS Requests.
- Toggle the switch at the top from Off to On.
4. Choose at least one emergency contact.
5. Once you’re finished adding emergency contacts, just back to the main Send SOS Requests
That’s all you have to do. Now every time you triple-press the Home button, your watch will send an SOS alert to the contacts you added before. If you worry about accidentally sending SOS requests, you can set up a countdown option to add a few second wait before the message is sent. One more thing you should note that the SOS feature uses SMS, so you will be charged based the carrier you are using.
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