Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Road ID -- A Smart $20 Investment for Yourself and Your Loved Ones

If you tend to train alone or you have a serious medical condition, it's wise to wear a Road ID with your emergency contact information. There are multiple styles and colors to choose from -- surely something to suit everyone -- and you can personalize the content. I purchased one when I started cycling. Then, decided it was smart to wear it when I swim and run too. 

I started out with the Sport and then upgraded to the Elite. The Sport version is velcro and I didn't like how wet it felt on my wrist after I swam. The Elite is made from silicone so it stays dry. A minor thing, but I find it more comfortable. 

Road IDs also make great medical alert bracelets. You can opt for an interactive model so that you can keep your medical information up-to-date online. In an emergency, a caretaker can access your secure online records or call and talk to a live operator to get access to the information you want them to have. 

I also recommend wearing one when traveling alone. I gave my son one to wear when he traveled through Europe on his own. He didn't actually wear it, but I still think it would have been wise.


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