Have you lost your Garmin watch? Are you wondering how to locate a stolen Garmin watch?
In this article, I will share with you whether you can get back your Garmin watch or not. Not only this but I will also tell you what you should do in case you have lost your Garmin watch.
So keep reading!
- Quick Takeaway
- Can You Find A Lost Garmin Watch?
- Can You See The Last Location Of A Garmin Watch?
- How To Locate Stolen Garmin Watch?
- What To Do If I Lost My Garmin Watch?
You can find your Garmin watch using the Find My Device feature on the Garmin Connect App. However, for this to work, your watch needs to be in the Bluetooth range of your cell phone. If somebody stole your watch then according to Garmin, there is no way of locating your smartwatch remotely.
Can You Find A Lost Garmin Watch?
Yes, you can find a lost Garmin watch if it is in the Bluetooth range. However, you cannot find a stolen Garmin if it is not in the Bluetooth range.
If you are not as organized and keep your smartwatch wherever you like then chances are very high that you might lose your Garmin watch in your home. But you don’t have to worry, Garmin offers the Find My Device feature that is specially made for people like you and me. Using this feature, you can find your Garmin watch or fitness tracker if it is in the Bluetooth range and is connected to your smartphone.
To use this feature follow the below steps:
- Open the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone.
- Tap on the More tab present at the bottom right corner.
- Go to Garmin Devices.
- Select your smartwatch or fitness tracker.
- Tap on Find My Device.
This will make your Garmin fitness tracker or smartwatch ring and vibrate. As a result, you will easily be able to find it. On the other hand, if you lost your smartwatch outside of your house or somebody stole it then there is no way of finding it.
Can You See The Last Location Of A Garmin Watch?
No, according to Garmin, there is no way of locating a Garmin Watch remotely. If somebody stole your watch or you have lost it and don’t know where then you will not be able to get its last location.
How To Locate Stolen Garmin Watch?
As discussed, there is no way of locating the Garmin watch or fitness tracker remotely. However, there is a workaround that you can try.
Garmin offers the Find My Device feature, which we have already looked at, right? So we can make use of this feature even if the smartwatch is not in the Bluetooth range. But before we look at this method, let me tell you this is a long shot and this method is not guaranteed to work.
First of all, you need to check when was the last time your watch was connected to your Garmin Connect account. To do that follow the below steps:
- Open the Garmin Connect website on your PC and log in to your account.
- Click on the Daily Summary option on the left menu bar.
- On the top right corner, check the last synced time.
Now that you know the time when your Garmin watch last synced with your account, try remembering where were you at that particular time. Most probably this is the place, where you lost your Garmin fitness tracker or watch.
Now go back to that place and try using the Find My Device feature from your smartphone. Roam around a little with the Garmin Connect app open on your cell phone. See if the watch connects to your cell phone. If it connects then you can use the Find My Device feature to make it ring and can find it easily.
I am saying it again, this is a long shot but can work, and is worth trying.
What To Do If I Lost My Garmin Watch?
As discussed, there is no guaranteed way to locate your Garmin once it is lost or stolen and is out of the Bluetooth range. So let me now tell you what you should do in case your watch is stolen or lost.
1) Report To The Police
The first thing that you should do is report the loss to the police. This will benefit you in two ways:
- Firstly, if someone hands over your watch to the police then you can get it back.
- Secondly, you will be safe if someone tries to use your watch for some wrongdoings.
2) Remove Cards From Garmin Pay
Secondly, you should remove all the cards from Garmin Pay so that no one is able to make payments through your stolen smartwatch. You can remove the cards from Garmin Pay using the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone.
3) Change Your Passwords
Change the passwords for all the apps and accounts that were logged in on your Garmin watch. This will prevent people from using your personal details.
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Can A Garmin Watch Be Tracked If Stolen?
No, a Garmin watch cannot be tracked once lost/stolen.
Can You Trace A Stolen Garmin Watch?
Unfortunately, there is no way of tracing a stolen Garmin smartwatch remotely.
Can Garmin Do Anything About My Lost Or Stolen Garmin Watch?
No, Garmin can’t do anything about your lost or stolen Garmin fitness tracker.
Does Garmin Find My Device Works Out Of Bluetooth Range?
No, Find My Device only works if your Garmin watch is in the Bluetooth range.
Can A Lost Garmin Watch Be Tracked Using Its GPS?
No, a lost Garmin watch cannot be tracked using its GPS.