I think some of the smart fobs have a concealed metal key so in case a battery is dead or something you can still get into the car. Is there no keyed entry to the car at all?
Tie something very visible to it. I lost one in the woods and the replacement cost is pretty steep. As for actually carrying it, I haven't found that to be a problem. They are pretty weather proof. I don't think they'd hold up to full immersion, but rain, sweat, and the like don't seem to be a problem.
@PinkSocks - ALL smart fobs have the concealed key - that's what makes them work. Without the coded key, they can't open the car. My car doesn't have an actual keyhole where you can plug that in (which is kind of a bummer), but the key is still there.
I've had no problem fitting my fob into shorts pockets. When I'm worried about it, I add a safety pin and pin it in the pocket.
I buy the car tomorrow, and will learn how to use the fob then. Thanks for the feedback on how to carry it during a run; I will definitely tie something visible to it.
@Pink Socks, it does have a key hidden inside.
@ebuckley: the driver's side door has a keyhole, but not the passenger side.
Congrats on the new car! When carrying my fob in my bra during a run, I did manage to sweat enough to kill the clicker. I had taken the key part off and left it in the car with the other keys, so I needed a locksmith to get me into the car. And, then not realizing that the fob still worked in the ignition, even if the clicker part didn't work, I got driven around rural Maryland on a Sunday looking for a new fob battery, which still didn't work, and that is when I discovered that I could start the car anyway.
Lesson: don't put fob in your bra. At least I think that's the lesson.
Or don't sweat as much as Valerie?
I think it's the former. I definitely sweat more than Valerie but I haven't had problems because I never, ever, put my fob in my bra.