Do you wear anything with your contact information in case of an emergency? What about when you run or workout? Check out my review for ROADiD Sidekick!
Disclaimer: I received a ROADiD Sidekick to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
I am a little ashamed to admit this. I once had a RoadID ankle strap that I wore every time I went for a run.
I bought one the weekend after I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I was in the best shape of my life, but I was having some dizziness and loss of peripheral vision after running. A quick check with my eye doctor led me to my general doctor for a fasting glucose and A1c.
My family history of Type 1 and 2 diabetes had caught up with me and I felt I needed a ROADiD just in case I found myself in a dangerous situation.
That was 2007. I stopped wearing it when we moved 4 years ago. Since my address and contact information had changed, I kept saying I would replace the ankle strap with a wrist band, but I never did.
When BibRave offered this opportunity, I jumped on it. I wanted an updated ID with current contact and health information. I am no longer pre-diabetic and I never progressed to insulin-dependence.
What is a ROADiD Sidekick?
Since my running watch is also my everyday watch, I keep my Sidekick on my wrist at all times.
ROADiD has grown their ID line a lot since I bought my first one. They’ve expanded to include DOGiD and HEALTHiD, too. They also have a wide selection of bands to fit with iD and badges.
They offer seasonal bands and colors such as the Glow band I picked out for Halloween and the Pink for a Purpose for October.
Why choose ROADiD?
I’m a solo runner. Running is my “me” time. And I have been very fortunate to have experienced dangerous issues only a handful of times since 2006. I would rather spend the rest of my life NOT needing a ROADiD than need it one time and not have it.
With a ROADiD, you can communicate health concerns and contact information. Many of us run with phones and I auto-lock my phone to preserve battery.
If I am unconscious on a trail, that phone can’t communicate anything to a first responder. But my ROADiD can.
I like the watch option because medical responders check for medic alerts on wrists and around necks. My ROADiD stands out on my watch band.
And, since I use my running watch as my every day watch, my ROADiD is there when I’m not running, such as when driving. It’s life-saving gear that I hope I’ll never need, but is priceless if I ever do need it.
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Thank you ROADiD and BibRave!