(Closed) runners who run with their phone – safety question

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
295 posts
Helper bee

Could you program 911 in as a contact under emergency and just say “siri call emergency”?

Post # 4
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Do you have a passcode on your phone? If you add the passcode, when you go to turn the screen on, it automatically shows a button for “emergency call.”

Otherwise, I’d suggest using springlet.com – if you go there using your phone, you can create a speed dial icon for 911 or the other emergency numbers.

Post # 5
3617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m not sure how I would be able to swip unlock, hold down the home button so it activates Siri, or unstrap my phone to hold it up to my ear, and get her to call 911 if I were being grabbed.

But anyway, to answer your question. Siri can not call 911, but as the commercial would say there’s an app for that. Just search call 911 in your app store. It’s free.

Post # 8
187 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t have any tips for getting your phone to dial 911 through Siri but wanted to suggest possibly running with pepper spray.  I live in a small town that I generally feel very safe running in but because two women were recently attacked here, carrying the pepper spray makes me feel safer. 

It may drive you crazy to carry something while you run but I have a small one that is designed to be attached to a key chain and it is very lightweight.  I hardly even notice it anymore when I run.

Post # 10
187 posts
Blushing bee

The pepper spray makes me feel better about dogs, too.  In the area where I often run most people let their dogs roam free while walking with them (or driving behind them) and the ones that are not under voice control by their owners always scare me.  I usually just start walking until they stop chasing me but I’m glad to have the spray as a back up.

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