I own the RoadID wrist ID sport already. Dear wife bought it for me very shortly after I broke my hip. At first I could remember to pick it up every time I’d go running, but that (like all good things) eventually started to get forgotten. Ahh but I had a solution: just wear it all the time.
So that’s what I did, for a while. The dear wife would ask: “why are you wearing that ugly thing into church/restaurant/other “nice” establishment”. I’d usually respond with an “Eh. whatever” and keep on trucking it. The Mom started in on me about it, having a fit everytime she’d see me thinking for a second or two I had been in the hospital recently and was wearing one of the ID bracelets they give you. No no, I’d respond, it’s just my wrist ID.
This was enough. I figured if I’m going to wear this that much, I may as well get one that’s more socially acceptable to look at. I had set my mind on the wristID Elite ( the wide strap rubberized bracelet). Then I saw them advertising the new Wrist ID Slim.
I really enjoy it. It is incredibly durable. I’ve had it since early June 2011, and it still looks as good as new. So now, when I frequently forget my other wrist id, I always have this one on/close by. The bands themselves come in several different colors for those who like to accessorize, and the ID portion simply slides off one bracelet and onto the next.
Identification of some sort is imperative for active individuals. You just never know. Goodness knows that I never in a million years thought I would have a broken hip that day. Had it not been a race, I’m not sure what I would have done. I almost never tote a cell phone while running, so I suppose I would have been stuck out there alone until someone happened to wander by. Now imagine the same scenario but instead of broken hip its “heart attack” or “stroke” or “hit by a car”. Something that leaves you unconscious where you can’t communicate. How do you tell the good samaritan who stopped to help who you are, or who to call?
Besides all that, its cheap ($16!) (oh, and if you need a coupon let me know, I get them all the time via email…usually they’re save $2).
So yea. There’s my take.
disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Road ID. I didn't get one free for writing this. They didn't pay me to say any of this. I really do just believe in the product. I wish I was cool enough to get free stuff, but the 3 of you who visit the blog on a regular basis (apparently) aren't enough to be noticed. *Apparently* if you're going to get the
goodany free stuff, you have to be popular and/or cool. I am neither of which.