Outside PR, astutely recognizing that I am an imminent danger to myself, were kind enough to allow me to choose one of the RoadID products to get my feedback. As one who is drawn to irony like a moth to a flame, I chose the Wrist ID Elite. Fortunately one is not required to submit to any physical or mental challenge to qualify as ‘Elite’.
The concept behind RoadID and their products is quite basic, and exceedingly important. Sometimes the bad stuff is bad enough that you can’t speak for yourself to try and get or direct help. RoadID products provide critical information clearly and quickly in the event of an emergency. Information that can literally be the difference between life and death. I’ve had some close calls with cars over the years while training, and generally speaking the man-vs-car battle is a pretty easy wager. There are countless situations beyond a motor vehicle run-in where you could be rendered uncommunicative. RoadID is designed to increase the odds in any of these situations. As someone who has never carried ID while training, I’m really fairly embarrassed to not have ordered one of these long ago. I came to the realization long ago that I am not bulletproof. I’m finally starting to behave that way as well. Doesn’t mean I can’t still run around in tights and a cape. More of a lifestyle choice than a functional decision.
My Wrist ID Elite arrived in a spiffy shiny box, ready for action.
|BandAid = Man vs. 500-degree rotisserie. Sadly they do not yet make a GrillID|
Before wearing it out of the house, I had to subject it to the ultimate test. My 8 year-old-daughter. The final word on all things cool and/or fashionable. The verdict…
Money in the bank.
I’ve worn it on every run since I got it, and have had no issues with chafing, rubbing, etc. I hardly even notice it’s there. It’s made of rubber and metal, so there’s nothing to soak up sweat. This is one of those things that you really hope you never actually need. Like airbags, or a backup parachute. Fortunately I’ve not ‘needed’ it yet, so maybe it brings the wearer good luck as well. I can’t recommend this product, or any of the RoadID products highly enough. It just makes so much sense, and is one of the few things you can control when the situation is completely out of your control. As the daylight hours continue to get shorter, and more of my training is done in the dark, I feel better every day that I have this on my wrist when I head out.
Be safe, and be prepared.