When preparing for the Body after Baby fitness event, I reached out to RoadID.com to see if I could feature their products in a review. I was thrilled when they said, Yes. They sent me an e-coupon to redeem on their website, and I eventually settled on the Wrist ID Elite.
About and My Experiences:
Road ID was founded by a father and son team for cyclists, runners, and really for anyone who wants to get out and be active. The identification products Road ID sells include wrist IDs, shoe ID, shoe pouch ID, ankle ID, and more. The ID plates on all of these are customizable to contain information you’d want EMS to know in an emergency.
Although I often run with a jogging stroller and my son in it, sometimes it’s just me. Last week while visiting relatives, I ran alone on a path I’d never been on before. I prefer to not carry anything while running, and I don’t have a special running belt/pack. Even if you do, in an emergency, you could easily be separated from your wallet if it’s in a bag or jacket.
My ID plate has the following information: First and last name, year of birth, nationality, blood type, health insurance provider, three emergency contact phone numbers, and a motivational phrase. Knowing this information was literally attached to my wrist really reassured me while I was running alone.
I’d originally thought about getting the Wrist ID Slim. Like the name says, it’s one of Road ID’s slimmer designs. I thought I’d find it more comfortable than the Wrist ID Elite, but Hubby really encouraged me to get the Elite, because he liked the concept of a watch-style buckle, so that’s what I chose. I paid a little extra to have an “Army” badge added to my Wrist ID (in case you didn’t know, I’m an Army reservist).
The Wrist ID Elite is a little bulky, but to be honest hasn’t bothered me at all. I started wearing it immediately after receiving it, because I figured I’d get used to it then before running. And I did! I actually don’t notice it now and have even been wearing it while sleeping. If you like the concept of a Wrist ID, but aren’t sure about the bulkiness (I’m not exactly a petite woman), then I’d recommend checking out the Wrist ID Slim.
Road ID has products appropriate for men, women, and even kids and dogs! I’ve been reading through the testimonials on their website, and have been really impressed with how these IDs have helped people in emergency situations. One couple had Road IDs on both their children, and it came in handy when their youngest child disappeared from their sight at a busy zoo. An employee called the number on their child’s Road ID, and the relieved parents were reunited with their child just a few minutes later. Having emergency information attached to your person just makes sense to me!
If you’d like to know more about how they got started as well as the different products they sell (it’s not just IDs!), click HERE to reach their website.
Want to win one? You can win a $35 e-coupon to RoadID.com during the Body after Baby Fitness Event Giveaway. The giveaway starts at 5pm EST today, so make sure to return and enter!
What ways do you think you could incorporate a RoadID product into your life?
I absolutely love my Road ID. When I was training for my half marathon and running alone a fair amount I would always have this on me. Once I was pregnant and still actively working a lot in unfamiliar places, I wore it all the time just in case ðŸ™‚ During a 5K in Dayton, the girl in front of me passed out from heat exhaustion – since she had a Road ID we were able to call her husband waiting at the finish line and he was able to meet her at the recovery tent. So glad you have one and thrilled to hear it’s included in the Body after Baby Fitness Event Giveaway:) Great review!
Hi, thank you for commenting. Wow! Thank you for sharing your experiences with Road ID. I’m loving mine, and think it would make a great Christmas present for a lot of my family and friends.
This is such as great idea especially during the winter when it gets darker earlier.
What a great idea. I don’t think we have Road ID around here, but I’ve seen something similar worn by joggers and I know just how useful it can be in all sorts of situations. Plus they look cool too ðŸ™‚
I am planning to go running in the near future, I hope I could find a Wrist ID Elite here in my country. It’s a great product.