I'm a caregiver. My phone is linked to my FIL's life alert system, but having a phone in my pocket during class is not working at all. I would like to know if anyone else has a product they use or know of someone who has luck with this type of thing. Especially need something that is durable and wont hurt me while in class. I know there's many firefighters and others who have to be on-call at all times too. Thanks for any advice:)

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    Is it impossible to ask the instructor that your phone be audible during class due to your profession? While not exactly ideal, most instructors should understand special/emergency cases. What parts of your body can you wear an item on? There exist apple watches and armbands which could possible be worn on ankles. Sep 2, 2016 at 18:06

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I'm a Taekwondo instructor. I would happily make an exception for a special case like this, put your phone on the loudest volume, somewhere at the side of the class where it's easily hearable. Even tell everyone that it's a special case for this phone to be on, if they hear it please make Danielle aware of it.

I would genuinely say just speak to your instructor. The rules are in place for a reason, but it doesn't mean that we won't make exceptions - we're human beings first, martial arts instructors second.

If not, maybe something like this would work (it's soft gel sort of material so reasonably safe for martial arts training).


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