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Several years ago, I received a gift card for a product from Road ID as a thank you for volunteering in a running program. I selected a Wrist ID bracelet, similar to the one below in this photo from the Road ID website.
It’s a great concept, and I wore it . . . sometimes. The problem is that I already wear a watch when I run, and adding another wrist ornament was just cumbersome, sometimes. More things to sweat under when it was hot, more things to tuck inside sleeves when it was cold. While none of these things are a big deal, I can be lazy about things like this. I wore it every now and then if I were going on a solo run, but I wasn’t diligent about it.
Then I got the chance to test a Sidekick ID for my Garmin watch. This is the watch I wear all the time: for running and otherwise, including while I sleep. Putting an ID plate on the side of it seemed like a no-brainer–and it is!
The black plate blends in to my watch strap; you barely notice it, and I don’t notice it at all while I’m wearing it.
It stays put, there’s no extra watch strap to deal with, and the laziness problem is solved, since I already have it on.
I have to admit, I couldn’t decide between black or silver, so I got both! Here’s what it looked like when I unboxed the silver one:
It came with a lifetime warranty and a personalized note from the person who actually engraved the plate.
I really admire Road ID. In addition to quality products for safely, they offer great tools through their app.
Shown here, I can use the app to quickly make a lock screen for my phone when out on a solo run. It contains my emergency contacts, and I could put a message about allergies, medications, etc.
Not shown here is yet another feature, the ecrumb. Like a modern Gretel, I can ‘drop crumbs’ to anyone via text with my route. ROAD ID will allow my friend to see where I am, live, on a map, and it will also let them know I finished my run. In addition, it alerts them if I become stationary.
Want to try out ROAD ID for yourself or someone you love? Use code BIBCHAT20 for 20% your purchase of a Sidekick ID or Wrist ID through 11/25/19.
If you download the app, you can also find a code to save money within the app.
Road ID offers some other great products, too. I particularly like the Shoe ID and the Pet ID.