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Breathalyser Buy Guide

11 November, 2021

Whether you are a light, social, or habitual drinker, you should know not to drive while intoxicated. Nowadays, it is common to see people use a personal breathalyser after consuming alcohol. Breathalysers are popular devices that can test alcohol levels and help you determine if it is safe for you to drive or not. When you finally decide it is best to get one, know that not all breathalysers are equal. Undoubtedly, looking through breathalyser buy guides, could you decide which device suits your best.

Breathalyser Buy Guide: What is a breathalyser?

A breathalyser is a type of device, usually handheld, that can measure a person’s alcohol content through a breath test. The device measures the breath alcohol concentration (BAC), the ratio of the amount of alcohol in your blood to your breath. BACtrack personal breathalysers vary in several ways but are all accurate, nonetheless. Without a doubt, this breathalyser buy guide can help you pick the right personal breathalyser for you.

  • Intent of Use – breathalysers are designed mainly for personal or professional use. Breathalysers that are used in workplaces or by police need a high level of accuracy. Those devices mainly have fuel cell sensor technology. BACtrack personal devices now feature the same kind of technology and can provide professional-grade accuracy.
  • Budget – the price of a breathalyser will vary with the kind of technology used. Semi-conductor breathalysers are a more budget-friendly but less accurate option. Fuel cell breathalysers are slightly more expensive but are accurate and very dependable. There are now several featured BACtrack breathalysers under many different price ranges. Looking into other breathalyser buy guides with prices could help with your decision.
  • Recalibration – To maintain accuracy and reliability, breathalysers need recalibration every six to twelve months. BACtrack breathalysers have specialised professional calibrators that work around the clock,
  • Warranty – consider the life span and warranty of the unit you’re buying. All BACtrack breathalysers come with a 1-year warranty.

Devices offered

BACtrack offers the Xtend fuel cell sensor for most of its products. Firstly, the BACtrack Go and BACtrack C6 Keychain are your go-to breathalysers on a budget. In Addition to that, the BACtrack S80, Trace and Mobile Pro all use fuel cell technology, if you are looking for a police-grade breathalyser. Keep this breathalyser buy guide in mind when choosing your new breathalyser. As a rule of thumb, if you have taken a drink, do not drive at all. Personal breathalysers could help people decide whether they should safely take a taxi home for the night.

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