Safety While You Run


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Picture this. You are running outside and all of a sudden you feel like you may be in danger. What do you do to make yourself feel safe?  With just the brush of your thumb on your Garmin device you can signal emergency response to your location. While you hope you will never have to use safety technology, it is great to have when you need it.

Recently we partnered with LifeLine Response to help make your runs and daily life a little safer. With the  vívoactive you can now download Lifeline Response right to your wrist. With a simple triple tap on your watch face, you can signal 911 emergency responses to your location.

Understanding the dangers of running outside is important. Here are some good tips from Lifeline Response to keep in mind next time you run outside.

 1.    Add LifeLines to your wearable. For someone who runs alone, you can notify authorities with the LifeLine Response. Also, add family and friends to your Garmin wearable as LifeLines. The watch can notify them when you are out running or when you are in need of their help.

2.     Face traffic and stay alert.  Facing traffic makes it easier to react to oncoming cars. Plus, oncoming cars can see you quicker. It would also help to wear bright colored clothing so there is less of a chance of getting hurt.  

3.     Always keep running. If you feel you are in danger or in trouble you should keep running and activate the watch at the same time.

There are more resources and stories at LifeLine Response to help you stay safe and secure. Also, make sure to watch the Today Show explain the real life application of the LifeLine Response app here: 


Interested in building something with us? Connect IQ is our first-ever open platform for third-party developers to create apps for our products. Get the Connect IQ SDK now to start building apps for our wearable devices. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use hashtag #ConnectIQ.

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