Disclaimer: I received a Road ID Sidekick ID 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!
If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know that I take safety as a runner very seriously. When it’s dark out, I wear bright clothing, a reflective vest, and Knuckle Lights. I always keep my phone with me just in case of an emergency. And now, I can say that I’m always wearing my Road ID on my Garmin!
I was excited for the opportunity to test out the new Sidekick ID from Road ID. I’ve previously worn and ordered them in the past but I always seem to fall out of routine. Check out my review to find out why this is a great tool to stay safe as a runner and why it would make an awesome gift for yourself or others!Check out my review of the @roadid Sidekick ID – a perfect addition to my Garmin and a great gift idea! #roadidbr #bibchat Click To Tweet
Have you heard of Road ID? If you’re not familiar with RoadID, you have probably noticed them on runners’ and cyclists’ wrists in various Instagram photos over the years. They include your name, city, emergency contact(s), relevant medical information (e.g. allergies, blood type), and sometimes a motivating mantra or motto. It’s completely customizable. If Heaven forbid you’re in an accident during a race, while training, or even just out and about, emergency technicians and medical professionals can use the RoadID to contact your loved ones and take care of you as efficiently as possible.
For this latest BibravePro campaign, I was able to choose between the Wrist ID and the Sidekick ID. I already own a Wrist ID which I reviewed a few years ago on the blog, so I was excited to try something new.
What makes the Sidekick ID unique is that unlike other models, it seamlessly attaches to any smartwatch or fitness device. It comes in two sizes – 19 mm or 13 mm, and at a minimum can be used on the following devices:
They also come in 3 different faceplate colors: Slate, Graphite, or Rose Gold.
I have to say that since using the Wrist ID years ago, it’s MUCH easier now to order online and the Sidekick ID is incredibly easy to assemble. I was able to just slide onto my Garmin 235 Forerunner with ease and be ready to go; I ordered the 19 mm size.
When I received my package, it came with a $10 gift card, which can be used for any sort of badges/bling to add to my watch, or any accessories in general. The handwritten note was a really nice touch!
I have had a good experience using the Sidekick ID on my Garmin. I only wear the watch when I run, and while I don’t run as much as I have since I’m in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy, it has served me well during my workouts. I often forget that it’s there, which I really love because I already wear a Fitbit Alta in addition to the Garmin and I really don’t like to have too much hardware on my wrist. It can be a little cumbersome, especially in colder weather, to have a Fitbit, a Garmin, and a separate Road ID on at the same time with several layers of clothes. But hey, whatever floats your boat! If you’re like me, the Sidekick is the perfect solution.
If you’re interested in picking up a Sidekick ID, Wrist ID or any other RoadID product, their Black Friday sale is still live through Cyber Monday! It’s such a great gift idea! I highly recommend it. Save some money while you can! Normally, the product is $19.99 which is still a really great deal!
Do you use/have you ever use a RoadID? Which product would you get for yourself or gift to a loved one?