The ROAD iD app is perfect for runners, cyclists, kids, hikers, walkers, skiers and basically anyone not glued to the couch. Get it and you’ll have safety and peace of mind in the palm of your hands.
Send an eCrumb (electronic breadcrumb)
- Allow friends or family to track you while you’re out for a run, bike, hike, ski, or just walking the dog.
- Track your child as they walk to school or ride their bike to a friend’s house.
- Notify friends and family if you stop moving with the Stationary Alert Notification.
- Contacts can track your movement from any web browser on any device. They don’t need to have the app too.
- Create a personalized Lock Screen that includes up to three ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts as well as important health information such as allergies, medical conditions and blood type.
- If you can’t speak for yourself, your ROAD iD Lock Screen will.
- Come take a look at some new stuff in the Store after your workout. We'll keep your ID looking fresh.
Version 3.1.3 (87)
* Users can now disable/enable Stationary Alerts
Ratings and Reviews
I have used roadid probably since it first came out. I have had no problems until yesterday. I opened the app before my bike ride, as I have hundreds of times before, and I got a sign-in screen, which has never happened before. When I entered my email and password, I got a message that no email existed. I know that’s not true because I can access myroadid with a browser from the same device. My rating of this app has gone from 4.7 to zero. What’s the use if you can’t start the app.
Update: Evidently old users must setup a new account in order to use the app. Although this causes a considerable inconvenience, I could accommodate the change. But, I can’t find any notification to that effect. Kind of inconsiderate.
I raise my rating to 4 (4.5) because the app provides no coverage without cellular access—just where you need it most.
Great idea and works fine!
I use the Road ID bracelet, since it gives my wife peace of mind when I go out for a run. This app takes it one step further, I can let her know when I'm going out for a run, and she can check my progress to see if I'm still heading out or heading back, and even what route I've taken. Hopefully we'll never have to test out the stationary alert! :) The lock screen is a bonus too, now if someone finds my phone, they can get a hold of me to return it. Hopefully they'll keep refining the app, since some folks seem to have experienced some issues, but I honestly haven't had any. All ecrumb alerts get sent as requested, and the map and GPS work fine. Not 100%accurate, but more than close enough. This will never replace my GPS watch, but that's not its goal.
Worked great until...
This app was amazing and worked great for all my marathon training runs (24+ miles on longest day). It barely used any data, was accurate, and only had signal issues once. Until...
Then, the day of the marathon it ran through almost 300MB of data in less than 12 hours. The app failed to track the entire course due to signal issues and apparently didn't shut itself down like last time. Even after I finished and closed the app it still kept using data (20MB) hourly until I noticed & restarted my phone. It also sent some sort of ping to those on my notification list causing them to burn through the same amount of data (at the same time as my data use, so I know it was this app after checking the hourly data history & comparing). That's very upsetting and has made a few people very unhappy with me. I haven't used this app since that race because I'm honestly afraid of it and what may happen.
Related to the signal issue, my biggest complaint is that the app doesn't notify the user when cell signal is lost. If the point is safety and the exercise participant has the phone put away (ie: in a pocket) then how does that person know the app stopped working? I don't exercise holding my phone and both times I've lost signal the phone was silent so I had no idea until the workout was complete. That doesn't seem very safe to me. If they have a loud alert sound for the stationary noise, then why not also for a loss of cell signal?
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- Road ID Inc.
- 61.3 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.