QR Codes and safety. Are they reliable?

QR Codes and safety. Are they reliable?

Some people has been asking lately the reason why we don’t use QR codes for our bracelets. Although it may seem obvious, today we would like to explain the reasons why we decided not to include these codes in our bracelets. Although they may seem really convenient in certain situations, if we think about it, we don’t really use QR codes in our daily life as often. Yes, we have use them at the airports and at the entrance of concerts and venues, and we see them quite often in marketing campaigns on the newspapers and magazines, but not much besides that. However, and according to information from PuroMarketing, the level of penetration of QR codes readers in our smartphones is really low and, as of 2013, only the 12% of the users of smartphones had ever scanned a QR code. We should also keep in mind that this information is from 2013 and the situation as of today has not improved. Why are we not using QR codes in our bracelets? In case of an incident, the emergency services will need to understand that the QR code in our bracelet may contain important information about us, but the problems are not ending at this point. The people that will be helping us, must have a QR code reader downloaded and installed in their smartphone, and we already know that the chances of a person having a QR code reader in their smartphone are really low. Furthermore, the smartphone must have battery and internet. Therefore, wouldn’t it be easier if the data was directly engraved in our bracelet, as we do...
10 safety tips for riding your bike in the city

10 safety tips for riding your bike in the city

Riding your bike everyday instead of the car is a wise decision that not only helps to decrease the levels of smoke in the city, but it’s also healthier for everybody. However, do not forget that there are other vehicles on the road, that could endanger your safety. The cyclist will always be the most vulnerable and fragile vehicle in the road, and any mistake can have a tragic ending. We want to recommend you to follow these advises; your life is at stake. Safety tips to ride your bike in the city 1. The basic: always wear a helmet and check your bike before starting your ride. Make sure that the wheels are well adjusted, that they have the right pressure, that the saddle is ok etc. 2. Make yourself visible: always wear striking colours. Or even better, wear a reflective vest. Lights are a most, even if you are riding under daylight (white light at the front, red at the back). 3. Ride safely, at any time: try to be predictible for the rest of the drivers , and do not manouver in an abrupt or unexpected way. 4. Be careful with the doors of the cars that are parked at the side. It may sound unfair, but many timess we need to predict the movements of those clueless drivers, so it’s recomendable to drive slowly and pay attention that there is nobody inside of the car who may be opening a door as we ride by. Keep your safety-distance. 5. Always make everybody aware of your movements. You can make a gesture with your left or right arm depending...
Bike, 5 important safety tips

Bike, 5 important safety tips

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a pro: when it comes to your bike and training sessions there are certain things that you can never ignore. As it is always good to refresh the memory, let’s go through the 5 most important safety tips for the bike. Use the proper equipment There are some elements that any cyclist must invest some money in, and that are basic for cycling: A helmet: make sure that it is the right size, light and well ventilated, and make sure that you are using it in the appropriate way. Sport sunglasses: not only to protect your eyes from the solar radiation, but also from getting dry and to keep them safe from any impact (insects, sand…) that can cause you an injury. Try to choose a pair of sunglasses whose lenses are exchangeable, so that you can adapt to different light, as using a pair of dark sunglasses at sunset can be really dangerous. Cycling shoes that you can hook to the pedal: also known as cleats. Check that it is correctly adjusted, and that it’s not too soft or hard. Use comfortable clothes: you are going to spend a lot of hours on your bike.   Check your bike before starting Your bike does also need to be checked often, so the beginning of the training session can be a perfect moment for this. These are the most important elements you need to review: The tyres: there is nothing more dangerous than riding with a deteriorated tyre. Tyre’s pressure: check that the pressure is the correct as per the...
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