2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Run Accessories

Photo: John David Becker

Road ID App

The draw: Safety on the run

This free app for iPhone (Android version coming soon) tracks workouts in real time, allowing family and friends to follow your “eCrumbs” as you progress through your run (or ride). An optional Stationary Alert notifies select contacts if you haven’t moved for five minutes or more. You can also use the app to customize your phone’s lock screen with a display of medical and emergency contact information.

Yurbuds iPhone 5 protective armband

$30, Yurbuds.com
The draw: Hands-free phone access

This carrier allows you to enjoy all the benefits of running with your phone (music, training apps, safety) without having to hold your device in a sweaty, slippery