Just before Christmas the guys over at OneLife iD were looking for three people to test out their new OneLife iD card, and yours truly was selected.
I already use their OneLife active iD band when I’m out on my bike and love the concept. I really love the fact that I can update my information as often as I want, FREE of charge too! Phone numbers of contacts constantly change and sadly new illness develop so information has to be updated. I don’t think I should be made to pay for updating my information when I’ve already bought the product, and neither do the guys at OneLife iD! I loved the OneLife active iD band that much that I showed it off to my family and friends resulting in my mum, dad, brother and couple of friends purchasing one for themselves! The active iD band is lightweight and comfortable and fully adjustable to suit all sizes of wrists. You can even buy spare bands in different colours to coordinate with your outfits! I hope that the emergency services never need to scan the QR code on my active iD band, but if they do then I know my family will be contacted quickly.
Anyway enough on the OneLife Active iD band as I’ve already done a review of it on one of my other blog sites.
Ok so back to the latest product from the guys at OneLife iD, the OneLife iD card. This quite simply is a credit card sized card which holds your emergency contact details, and any medical conditions on it. The card is fully customisable allowing you to put whatever information you want on it…… you could put your cats name on it if you really wanted, but I doubt that would be of any use to the emergency services!
Ordering the card is really straight forward too as you are guided through the online card builder which also gives you a preview of how your completed card will look. One thing I did find a little confusing when building my card was linking my card to my existing profile. There didn’t seem to be any confirmation that the card was successfully linked to the profile I set up when I ordered my OneLife active iD band. I gave my feedback on this issue to the guys at OneLife iD and they said they’d look into making it a little clearer. They may already have done so by now.
The beauty is you can have a number of their different products, yet they can all be linked to the one account, meaning you only have to update one account!
At the build page you’ll find 3 sample OneLife iD cards showing 3 different layouts to give you an idea of what information to add, and how to display it. You can even create your own fields.
I found the pricing structure very good too. One card costs you £5.99, two cards will cost you £8.99 and three cards will cost you £10.99, not a lot of money to have the peace of mind that vital medical information and contact information can easily be obtained by the emergency services if required. We all have mobile phones these days and like myself I bet many of you have your phone password protected. No way for the emergency services to access your phone book without knowing the password, so what better way than to carry a OneLife iD Card.
For the trial I was given a code allowing me to order three of the cards, please bear in mind that all three of the cards must be the same. Having three cards allowed me to put one in my everyday wallet, one in my going out wallet, you know, the wallet you use when heading on a night out where you don’t take all your cards in case you lose them or worse still over spend! The final card I have put in my mobile phone wallet which I use when out on my bike, it holds my mobile phone, cards and money, and slips nicely into my jersey pocket. Having the three cards means that I don’t have to remember to swap the card over into the relevant wallet, I just pick up that wallet and off I go!
So how do the products word I hear you ask……. well you simply go to the OneLife iD Website, select your product, of which there are many to choose from including the iD Card, iD band, keyfobs, dog tags, sticker packs and more. After selecting your product you simply follow the online steps and create your account, very straight forward. In the case of an emergency the emergency services can scan the unique QR code on your product and insert the PIN number also displayed on it to access your online profile, detailing all your medical conditions and emergency contact details.
So what you waiting for, head over to the OneLife iD Website and take a look at the products they have on offer. Make that purchase and have the peace of mind that should something happen to you the emergency services will have access to important medical information straight away, which could be the difference between life and death, and that your contact details will be available to them, allowing for your relatives to be contacted immediately.