Sunday, May 20, 2012

1BandID-Review & Giveaway

It's been a couple long days of training, working and balancing it all with family obligations and it seems there is little time left for me to play blog on the computer this week.
(though I totally admit to spending as much time as I could stalking my Ironman Texas friends that were racing)

I am happy that the nice weather has arrived in Maine and this allows for more training OUTSIDE. One of the most important things you can do is be prepared for an emergency. Let's face it, when you spend hours and hours outside running and biking it is more of a matter of WHEN it'll happen, not if...

This winter I was lucky enough to meet up with the brains (and good looks) behind a relatively new athlete ID product called 1BandID. 


How is 1BandID different from all the other ID's out there?
Easy...because it's simple.



Most athletes and runners use heart rate monitors, GPS devices or watches while out doing their thing.
The 1BandID attaches right to your wrist worn personal timing/gps/hrm device like a Garmin, or watch!
Just put it on and forget about it. It will always be there with you. Nor worrying about putting one more thing on before heading out the door!!

I cannot tell you how many times I've head out the door without my "other" ID bracelet and not bothered to go back home to put it on. Most of us do wear a personal watch/gps/timing device while training so I found this option very appealing.

I wore the 1BandID on my Garmin (my preferred method of wear since this is what I use 99% of the time).

I wore it on my Polar HRM.



I even wore it on my Timex swimming.



It did not come off, it did not irritate me and I did not even know it was there (except when the pretty pink color caught my eye!)




Don't wear a watch/GPS/heart rate monitor? It can even be attached to a variety of other things like sneakers, bike shoes or aerobars (yes, I put it on my aerobars!!) to provide first responders the critical information they need about you in the event of an accident or emergency.


From the 1BandID website:

Peace of Mind
  • 1BandID gives first responders critical information if you’re unconscious or unable to speak and cannot communicate. Unlike a locked phone, a tucked away drivers license or code that requires logging into a database somewhere, 1BandID’s crystal clear laser-engraved information is right there and easy to read.


I have enough to think about with training-
executing the workout as written by my Coach
make sure all my nutrition is prepped and ready to go
set up my transition if needed that day
plus all the extra equipment we triathletes use
With my 1BandID, I do not need to worry about one more thing.
and THAT, my friends is the #1 reason that I have really enjoyed my 1BandID.
It gives me peace of mind that in the event that I cannot speak for myself, the little pink band on my Garmin will be well seen by emergency personnel and it is always there-no forgetting.
The fact that it comes in pink was a plus.
Plus, when I check my awesome splits, I am reminded about my manta:

BELIEVE...Be Fearless.

I love my 1BandID so much that I want you to have one too. 
And so does Joe at 1BandID who graciously agreed to participate in my giveaway (thank you, Joe!)

So how to enter?? (one comment for each entry)

Mandatory Entry: 

1) Go visit the 1BandID website and tell me-
-what is something interesting you learned about the 1BandID?
-what C O L O R will you get if you win
-what kind of motivation word/quote will you have on your band?

Bonus Entries: 

2) Go show 1BandID some love on Twitter by following them.

3) Tweet about this contest!! Include @MilesMusclesMom and @1BandID in your tweet!! You can earn ONE ENTRY per day for each tweet!! Just come here and leave me a comment that you tweeted.
I'll even make it easy for you-here is a sample tweet you can use

@MilesMusclesMom & @1BandID Have peace of mind while out training & simplify ur day-enter to WIN your own 1BandID at http://bit.ly/L98tcI

4) You know you like 'em right? For a 4th entry give 1BandID a like on Facebook!

5) Share the link to this contest with your friends on Facebook or blog!
Same as above, one entry per share per day-make sure you let me know :)
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If you want to go LIKE this picture of Lola so she can win me a medal hanger I would be forever grateful to you (but can't grant you a bonus entry!! lol)
You have to like the picture in their album.
There might be a random separate prize for anyone who likes it though...just sayin.

Lola would really, really like to win!!
:)








THE FINE PRINT:
Contest Details- I will accept entries until midnight on June 3rd, the day I race Quassy. I will pick a winner from all eligible entries once I am able to move or walk upright again. 
Your comment here is your entry, failure to follow directions and leave a comment for each entry will only reduce your chances of winning so please, do leave individual comments. 
If the winning method of entry is found to be invalid, a new will be selected from all other entries. 


Disclosure- The 1BandID was provided to me at no charge and all opinions expressed here are my own. I really do love this ID and I was not compensated in any way for saying that Joe was good looking or for anything else I said or did for this blog review. 

41 comments:

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I like that it doesn't retain water (i.e. SWEAT) so it won't start to stink! I like the color yellow- can't miss it! My mantra is "Do it for those who can't," so that's how I would personalize mine.

There is WAY too much to think about being a triathlete! That's what would probably keep me from doing it. (Yeah, that's it. Not the fact that I can't swim in open water or any of the other stuff necessary for such an endurance sport!)

Ellen Holley said...

When I went to the 1bandid webpage I learned that they are made of neoprene instead of nylon.... great for swimmers.

Ellen Holley said...

I'd order the pink or maybe orange... it'd be hard to pick so I'll be thinking about which color I'd want to order when I win :-)

Ellen Holley said...

I'm following 1bandid on twitter

Ellen Holley said...

I tweeted :-)

~K~ said...

i love the way they strap on to things you're already wearing! And this may sound silly but i learned the company never sells your info to 3rd parties -- and that's important to know before i go listing all my families' phone no.s, etc.
I'd pick the nice bright yellow and the word Believe. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i'm following 'em on twitter [username ~K~ or runner_girl5k] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i tweeted! [username ~K~ or runner_girl5k] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

~K~ said...

i liked 'em on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

Marcia said...

Oh my gosh, I love this ID so much. I've seen other ID bands, but this one is definitely what I've been looking for because it will attach to my Garmin. I'd definitely go for the yellow (Steelers fan, here). As far as a motivational quote or something, I'd have to put "One foot in front of the other" because this is what I have to tell myself every time I run and want to just quit. :/ It's my motivational push. LOL

Marcia said...

I followed @1BandID on Twitter (I am @marciacase). :)

Marcia said...

I tweeted about it! https://twitter.com/#!/marciacase/status/204415459364311042

Marcia said...

I also liked them on FB (I really want to win, if you can't tell!) LOL I love this thing!

Hollywood said...

I learned that it's not just a metal piece, like other IDs, so I don't have to whittle on my watch bands to make them fit. I'd rock a red one, and Jeremiah 29:11 would be my motivation.

Hollywood said...

I followed them on Twitter too!

BTW; I'm excited to put a real flesh face to the social media profiles in less than 2 weeks in Quassy!

Anna said...

I learned that they are only $20 which is inline with what I paid for my road id. I really like that they fit on watches, my husband currently wears his roadid on a lance armstrong bracelet. I would love to see purple but since they don't have it I would get an orange one.

For motivational quote I would put Isaiah 40:31

Marcia said...

I blogged about it! http://www.minusonehundred.com/2012/05/weekly-weigh-in-052112.html

SuziSch said...

I liked 1BandID on FB.

SuziSch said...

I visited their webpage and I like the fact that they fit right onto my Garmin (no thought necessary)! I would also either get the pink or maybe the red (which would match my Garmin 305)!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I've got one already so this would be for my running buddy who does not wear ID; something I learned is that Joe is a great guy for sponsoring this contest; probably get black; I'd put Keep Running as motivation for him!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I already follow 1bandID on twitter.

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I already like them on Facebook

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Just tweeted about the contest

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

Following on Twitter!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

TWEETED!

Jen said...

I like that it is made in the USA.

I'd choose pink.

The quote - not sure. Don't see room for that. So it's not really necessary.

Kabekona Tri Girl said...

I'd have to choose pink because I like it. I had no idea that it attached to my Garmin til I read about it -I tend to forget my Road ID because I dont remember to put it on, yet I will remember my Garmin. As for a saying: xx mile might be it (from the Danskin tri series) or FAST.

Debsdailylife said...

Yellow,
Never Give Up,
Its neoprene instead of nylon!

Debsdailylife said...

I follow 1Band ID on twitter

Debsdailylife said...

I liked 1BandID on facebook.

Kate LaMere said...

I like that they won't retain sweat and get all stinky!

I'd get pink!

Not sure about a phrase yet. Perhaps "courage" or maybe "this pink monster runs" (because I'm the pink monster that runs -- rawwwrr!).

kate[at]katelamere[dot]com

Joe said...

Jen. Thanks again to you for the amazing review and also to everyone who commented. Now if we can just go ahead and give the 1BandID to the Steelers fan, everything will be just fine. HA I keed I keed!!

Donna G said...

Made in the USA

Green

"Left foot, right foot" or "One step at a time"

Liked on Facebook

Donna G said...

Made in the USA
Green
"Left foot, right foot" or "One step at a time"

Liked on Facebook

Laurel C said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel/status/208212897384497152

Laurel C said...

I also follow 1Band on twitter!

Laurel C said...

I learned that the 1Band is nearly indestructible because it is made of a stainless steel tag that holds up to 6 lines of crystal clear contact and medical information. If I were to win I would probably want it in blue, and it would have all of my contact information on it

Laurel C said...

I like 1Band on Facebook!

everydaytriathlete said...

It's so versatile, it can be put almost anywhere! And its made of neoprene.
Red is my go to color.
My quote would be "It doesn't get easier, you get stronger" or something along those lines.

everydaytriathlete said...

Following on twitter

everydaytriathlete said...

And I just tweeted!
I so want to win!
@mlhasty is my twitter handle.