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Fitness apps: RoadID lets loved ones digitally keep tabs while you PT

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The free Road ID app acts like the old standby bracelet, but without your contact information from three PCSs ago. The app, available on iTunes, lets you keep your information updated and gives friends and family a way to digitally track you while you’re out. Set an alert when you leave and contacts will be able to follow along online with virtual “eCrumbs.” The app will send them a stationary alert if you’ve stopped for more than five minutes. Use the lock screen creator to set “in case of emergency” information that can be viewed by first responders even if your phone is locked. Road ID must have a cellular connection and uses the GPS on your phone, which will affect battery life.

Free for iOs; coming soon for Android.

Get more information at www.roadid.com.

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 32 ultramarathons -- including her first 100-miler. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .