ROAD iD Review
Disclaimer: I received the ROAD iD Sidekick ID and badges 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've had quite a few instances of ,"whoa that car got a little too close" on my runs (sorry, Mom!) And while I am consciously aware of what side of the road I am running on, weather conditions or the remoteness of where I am running I am aware that there are a variety of things that can happen. You also hear about cases of people having an unknown condition and having something unexpected happen to them while they are out running. It's not a very pleasant subject but it's naive to believe that we are invincible to something of that nature.
I received a ROAD iD Sidekick to test out and that fit the part to give my family a little extra peace of mind to be notified right away in case something happened to me. The Sidekick slid right over my watch and had 6 lines of text available. The site makes suggestions but you can personalize it however you like. They have lots of examples on the site with some funny examples like, "If found, pause my Garmin" and others. The Sidekick comes in two sizes and an easy to follow size chart so you can select the size right for you. I don't have a Garmin watch, I use a Suunto, and even though the Sidekick specifically notes that it fits Fitbit models, Apple and Samsung watches and Garmin, the size chart allowed me to select a size that fit with my model of watch. The plate also had 3 colors to choose from: Graphite, Rose Gold and Slate.
If you are worried about the size, then you can also choose a wrist ID with a nylon or silicone band to choose from where the plate slides right onto the band. There are all different styles and a couple of different sizes of bands to choose from so really it's up to you and your creativity to personalize something for YOU. I typically don't wear a lot of jewelry so I chose the sidekick for one less thing to wear.
Along with the faceplate there are also many badges and clasps to choose from. The badges range from medical alerts, motivational words, military identification, race distances and many other miscellaneous badges. The badges are the same size as the faceplate so if you order a Sidekick because your watch isn't exactly the size of the plate, then you will have to slide the badges onto the Sidekick to be able to wear them on your watch instead of just sliding them onto your watch. Besides badges, Sidekicks and wrist ID's, ROAD iD also has pet tags that you could slide over a collar (no jingling tags!) and a tag that attaches to your shoe.
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