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Play it Safe with ROADiD Sidekick

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 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.

ROADiD badges 26.2 and Run

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?

I chose to go with the Sidekick. This is a band that slides over any watch such as Garmin, Fitbit, Apple watch, and Samsung Galaxy watches.

Since my running watch is also my everyday watch, I keep my Sidekick on my wrist at all times.

Watch with ROADiD holding a cup of iced coffee

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.

ROADiD Pink for a Purpose pink bands with pink metal altert badge.

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.

If you want to check out the ROADiD line, keep in mind the code “SHIP4FREEBRP” to get free shipping.

Thank you ROADiD and BibRave!