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How to use the Pixel Watch 2’s safety features

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The Pixel Watch 2 adds some new personal safety features. | Image: The Verge

With the Pixel Watch 2, Google introduced Safety Check and Safety Signal — two personal safety features that are a little different from the typical emergency SOS features we see on smartwatches.

Safety Check is a proactive timer that alerts your predesignated emergency contacts of your location if you don’t make it to where you’re going. Meanwhile, Safety Signal allows you to use emergency SOS features without an active LTE plan on your smartwatch.

Hopefully, you never really need either feature, but here’s how to set them up and use them.

Check which Pixel Watch you have

Google just began rolling out Wear OS 4 to the original Pixel Watch — which means both the Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2 are compatible with Safety Check. If you have…

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