LIFEID Apple Sleeve Medical ID Tag REVIEW An Exciting Accessory For People With Medical Conditions — MacSources
LIFEID is a unique device that uses technology in a smart way.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child. I am no stranger to medical alert bracelets, tags, jewelry, or anything that essentially advertises that I have a medical condition in bright-red, capitalized letters. Growing up, I always felt like I was wearing a neon sign that alerted the world that I was sick. All I wanted was to be treated like a normal kid.
The bracelets and necklaces were always too big. They were bulky, difficult to wear, intrusive, and gaudy. I loathed wearing it, but my mom felt it was an absolute necessity. The medical information was custom engraved onto the tag, and it was ridiculously expensive to replace as your medical information changed. Not to mention, the price increased based on the number of letters or words being engraved. It just wasn’t a feasible option to keep up to date when I was younger.
Fortunately, technology has changed which has made life with TID easier. For the last few years, I have used my Apple Watch and phone in combination with a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor. My phone and watch work together with Dexcom to monitor my blood sugar in real-time and send alerts to my phone or watch. Adding something like a LIFEID tag to my watch band just made sense. I was excited to give this a try.
The LIFEID Medical ID is designed to provide an easy option for people to access vital information when someone may not be able to communicate it for themselves. The Apple Sleeve Medical ID Tag is a small, durable tag that is made from lightweight medical-grade silicone and stainless steel. It’s sweat-resistant and waterproof. The tag is compatible with Series 1–6 Apple Watch bands (38mm, 40mm, 42mm, and 44mm).
While they are most easily used with the Apple Sport bands, they can fit onto other designs as well. LIFEID Medical IDs come with a free user profile dashboard. Users determine the…