In recent years, one of the most “defiant” things I’ve done as a diabetic is to not wear some sort of medical identification. For the first 25 years (age 2-27) I wore a sterling Medic Alert bracelet — still have it in fact, the metal worn right through. When I went into my horticulture career, jewelry became obsolete. You realize after renting a metal-detector more than a handful of times to search gardens and compost bins for a bracelet that its days are numbered. My lifestyle calls for something more rugged.
So, I’ve had the N-StyleID bracelet on my right wrist for nearly a month. Clearly I’m not one to review a product without a true trial.
It’s been wet, muddy, splattered with paint, saturated with fertilizer, pulled at and pressed on but still it remains intact. It doesn’t smell like mildew or itch; it doesn’t twist or chafe and it doesn’t get tangled in my hair. The webbing is tough, as is the clasp (hasn’t come undone once). The metal still shines, though it’s taken an absolute beating. It fits like a glove and fits under my glove. It’s low-key and unobtrusive AND it tells people what they need to know about me if I can’t talk.
Though I haven’t worn a watch for years, I strangely turn to my new bracelet for the time throughout the day. A friend of mine thought the medical symbol was the Tory Burch insignia (umm, no) so apparently the bracelet looks cool enough to pass for something that’s cooler than a medical ID. I know there’re plenty more designs on the N-StyleID website. All in all, I’m pleased as punch. Two thumbs up.