Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Tagnix Watch Tags : ID for Sportspeople

What do you take with you when you go running? If I'm going on a long run, something 12 miles or over, my list looks a little like this:
  • Waist pack
  • Tissue
  • Plasters
  • iPod and/or phone
  • Gels/nakd bars
  • Keys
  • Garmin
That's it, aside from what I wear on my person. A jacket may get tied around my waist and I'll take some hi-viz if it's dark. I occasionally take money and I'll stop in pubs for water (I dislike carrying a bottle and I'm not yet on good terms with my camelbak). If I'm going out for a shorter run the list is more likely to be:
  • Garmin
  • Keys
I'll take my iPod about 50% of the time and rarely take my phone. When you run the same roads, locally, repeatedly, it's easy to become complacent about these things. At this time of year, especially, I should always take my phone, some cash and some ID, just in case something were to happen. I now at least have no excuse not to have some ID on me thanks to tagnix.

Tagnix make a range of ID tags and bracelets that can be engraved with your details so that someone can be contacted and vital medical information is readily available. They already offer shoe tags which would be great for runners, but I know I run in different shoes and it would be easy to forget to switch it over. Even better, in my opinion, are the new watch tags. I am never without my Garmin on a run so having some ID that attaches to it makes perfect sense.
They come in two sizes and a variety of colours and just like all their other products, can be engraved with your choice of details of up to 6 lines of text and 25 characters per line. I've been rocking the wider tag in green for a couple of weeks now. As more of my running takes place after dark this definitely gives me (and my mum) peace of mind.
Barely visible
I got mine engraved with my name, ICE details, NHS number and allergy info but you might want to put your blood type, club details or postcode on there; anything you feel is pertinent. The coloured part of the tag is made of a flexible, silicon-type material, which makes it really easy to slip over buckles and so on, to attach to your watch strap. I have to tuck the end of the strap underneath it every time I fasten the watch but other than that I forget it's there. It just quietly sits there, doing it's job of recording information, and I don't give it any thought. that's exactly what it needs to do.
The metal part hasn't threatened to come away from it's strap, scratched, dented or faded. Of course it's early days but  so far so good.

If you're like me and prefer to travel light or are prone to forgetting to take ID with you, then this would be a great product for you. These aren't expensive and are a good investment.

Tagnix very kindly provided me with a tag to test for free in return for a review. All opinions are, as ever, my own. I genuinely think these rock.


  1. This is an awesome idea! My issue with road ID is that its another thing to wear on the wrist when I already have Garmin and sports centre key, but this rather solves that. Thanks for the review!

    1. Thanks for reading and thanks for your comment :) I do think they're ace!