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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 '16 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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