Thursday, October 27, 2011

FinishSafe ID Band Review / Giveaway!


I’m a planner.  Even though I like to pretend that things happen on accident, generally speaking most things are planned. “Oh wow!  How did these random bottles of wine get opened?!  Well, I guess I’d better drink them”  In fact, I’ve essentially made a career out of IT project management planning.

A lot of people say that there are a few things that are inevitable and the best that you can do is plan for them: Death and taxes.  Since taxes are boring and dull, let’s take this lovely Thursday and focus a little bit on death.  (Hehe)

I was recently contacted by FinishSafe to try out their FinishTag product.  They create wearable IDs so that if you get hurt and can't tell the paramedics where you live or who to call, they can look up grandma's phone number.  This was actually REALLY good timing because my Road ID had my wife’s old cell phone number, my mother in law’s old cell phone number, and my blog address.  So, when I got hit by a bus, they wouldn’t be able to call anyone, but they would be able to read hilarious postings of me sitting on the toilet.  That is probably worth still carrying it around, right?

What is FinshTag?  Well, I’m certain there is some marketing speak that will explain, right?  Oh, wait here it is!
Haven't heard of FinishSafe or their FinishTag product? Think: Road ID, but instead of just supplying an emergency contact number, it supplies that AND the person's emergency information (e.g. allergies, medication, medical conditions, etc) via a unique PIN number called a "LifePin" that doctors and other medical professionals can use to quickly and safely access an injured person’s medical information anywhere via phone call, computer, smartphone app or text message.

So, basically it is like a Road ID but it contains MUCH MUCH more information because you have an online profile.  Allergic to peanuts?  Put that on there.  Have to use lambskin  because you’re allergic to latex? Yep, that’s included too.


One of the best features is that it is 100% adjustable so you can put it almost anywhere.  

As you can see, after a recent 5 mile run 
(wearing literally 10 year old basketball shorts) I put mine on my wrist:


Or my ankle:


Or, because it is completely adjustable, you could put it around or inside just about anything!!!
(That time it was in my pocket.  What did you think?)



Pros:

  • The setup for your FREE medical tags is super easy. Since most online stores want to know your blood type anyway, so it doesn’t take much longer than doing that.  In fact, if you go to FinishSafe you can get a million of the tags for luggage, etc for free rightnow!!!
  • If you’re allergic to something like latex or you have herpes and want to make sure they know, you have nearly unlimited space in your profile to put all of your little idiosyncrasies.
  • When your wife and mother in law get new phone numbers, it is easy to update them in your online profile
  • No.Chaffing.


Cons:

  • If Peter Porsche smacks you while you’re on your bike, he is going to have to figure out where to call to get your emergency info.  Not a huge deal as emergency personnel would know what to do and who to call, but Mr Porsche is going to have to know how to look.


Overall?   I like like FinishTag.  I really like the fact that when someone decides to change their phone number, I don't have to get a whole new unit.  So, it gets my seal of approval:


BUT WAIT!  Not only did Finish Safe send me one Finish Tag to try, they also sent me another one!  Since I won't be wearing them on both wrists any time soon, I'm going to give one of them away.

Contest:
Here's what you do to enter! Just leave a comment if you follow my blog.  Easy. If you don't follow, click the button up top on the right side and then comment.  Like I say for every contest I do, I don't have those ANNOYING word verification dealies (seriously, I get like 1 spam comment a month without it, tops), so comments take you about 2 seconds. :)  It is as easy as that!! Since it is a "smaller" giveaway, no facebook, twitter, etc required.  Honestly, I just don't have a use for an extra FinishTag since you can update your information online!

I'll pick a winner Noon AZ time on Monday, Oct 31st!

FCC Crap: Got these for free (and so can you! Why are you reading this down here?? enter enter enter!!), but wasn't asked for a positive review

58 comments:

Heather said...

I have a pretty pink one!

Hi! I'm Erin said...

Like the random number generator is gonna pick 1. Oh well.

Anyway, I totally follow your blog and I could use another ID tag to wear while biking.

Kelly said...

I follow ya! Even without getting picked, I like this idea as I move a lot and updating an online profile would be great!

Kate said...

Heh heh...you said new unit.

Kate said...

Also, just last night as I was running in the dark along a busy road in the rain wearing all black (except for the one pink headphone), I thought, "I really should get a road ID or something so that when I get killed they'll be able to notify my family." This fits nicely in the "or something" category.

Sarah said...

I follow! Um... Kate -- wear reflective! :-)

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

Already a follower :) I've thought about this for awhile cause I don't even run with a cell phone! If I fall in a ditch somewhere, I'm totally screwed.

Brian said...

You will give me the FinishSafe tag now.

(That old jedi mind trick probably won't work on him.)

mikemilzz said...

Perfect timing - I was just thinking I needed something like this since the Team In Training hand written one I usually wear isn't on any of my shoes in current rotation.

Follow the blog - hook me up!

Suza said...

Hahahahaha I feel a bit set up by that last pic!!

Stephanie Anne said...

i follow you!

Vincent said...

Follow!

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

I'm so confused, why would I want an ID tag with your information on it?

Eric said...

wouldnt hate winning one of these!!!!!!!

Kelly said...

I love how all your peeps are just as funny as you! And..I would love to win :)

TriMOEngr said...

Santa was going to bring me a Road ID in my stocking this year (and maybe I'd tell him my sister's too), but this would do. Road ID has a version where you can do an online profile too, but I just thought for as cheap as it is in the grand scheme of all that is crazy expensive about multisport that I would just spring for a new one if the numbers changed. Save someone the time of trying to figure out the pin stuff. I want mine to say "Call my husband and tell him he is about to become much richer!"

Michelle said...

Cool! Thanks for the chance!!!!

Amanda said...

I'm a follower! But not in a creepy way. ;)

krystyna47 said...

I'm a follower and here is my comment!!

abbi said...

Follower, follower!

FirstFriend said...

Enjoy your blog alot....I bought one of the ID tags for my boyfriend to climb Mt. Ranier....but he never got me one when I summited :o(

Tricia said...

I'm a follower and I need one of these!

Run Jayne said...

I want one! Pick me!

Laura said...

I follow you!

Running Moose said...

I'm a stalker, er follower...

Running Through Phoenix said...

im a follower.

Running Ryan said...

read your blog i do. mmmm. yes. funny it is.
(think yoda)

Sue's Ramblings said...

i'm a follower and read the blog during my lunch break; always crack me up!

Steel Springs said...

I'm a follower.

Scallywag said...

I follow your blog! And considering I had a serious (im not being THAT melodramatic- did have to get airlifted to la hospital) accident just last weekend, 2 trail miles from the nearest road, THIS SEEMS LIKE THE KIND OF THING I SHOULD HAVE.

Jamoosh said...

Count me in. I'll probably need one for one of those "Thorns Off" races...

C2Iowa said...

I wonder if it will hold up over the winter when my body is wasting away in a snow drift - after being hit by a snowplow????

Christine said...

Oh please please please please please. I accidentally threw away my roadID when I got rid of my ancient pair of sneaks...

Needlerunning said...

Yeah,guess I really need something like this since I run early in the morning when it is still dark.

51feetunder said...

Sign me up, I need some sort of fashionable wrist decoration!

Colin Hayes said...

Heyoooooo! I'm in (that's what she said...or he said...dang it, that didn't work right...)

Tracy said...

Me, me, me, me!!! I really need something like this! I can't run very far yet, but I do get on my bike and ride for miles and miles all by myself.

Chicken said...

I'm the perfect candidate because I've got places I can put it around or inside!

runyourashoff said...

I follow the blog. Hook me up with free stuff! :)

Karna said...

Every time the giant fish in the canal scare me I think about how I should probably get something like this....

BrianFlash said...

I'm all for a roadkill ID. I follow of course...

Joe said...

I saw that Road ID now has an online option for one of its products. Can you say competition??

Richard F. said...

Been following for months, I frequently laugh at the content of your posts.

I'd love this since I've been gathering info bracelets since my motorcycle accident earlier this year. Luckily at that time, I was conscious enough to tell people how to call my girlfriend, I may not be so lucky next time.

Patty T said...

I am a follower of you blog, I love it!

Vegan on a Shoestring said...

I would love one of those!

Charles Baisden said...

Can you give away lambskin next time? :-) Just kidding! Hoping to win!

Queenie said...

I follow your blog. I don't wear any identification when I run, so this would be good for me.

runningwithoutborders said...

Considering my old RoadID has the hubby's old (now completely erased) cell number, I definitely need to get a new one...count me in!

Denise said...

I am now following you.

This is the first I've heard of this particular type of road identification. Sounds like a winner!

Tito said...

I may need a finishing tag after drinking (hydrating) too much beer on Friday nights before my long run. Love the blog.

Maggie said...

I'm in! I've not heard of Finish Safe, but if you like it, I'll trust you. (Don't let it g0 to your head)

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Rachel (broadhead_babe) said...

I love to run and appreciate all the info your blog provides. I should probably carry an ID band, but do not! This would be a great start!

willrun4beer said...

ure it was in your pocket.... i'm in for the contest

Al's CL Reviews said...

Sounds cool!

Gina Mooney said...

I follow your blog now!

Hilary said...

It seems to me like this was a scam to get people's personal details. Their website is non-existent, Facebook has disappeared and their Twitter is inactive.

♥charles said...

Bummer that the company has gone belly-up!! Defunct. Gonzo.