Top 3 Breathalyzers in the USA
It can be difficult to tell whether you are under or over the legal limit after having a few drinks. With thousands of drunk driving related incidents occurring every year and the legal consequences of a DUI, it is best not to leave your Blood Alcohol Content(BAC) up to a hunch. Instead, why not use a little bit of cash to buy a personal breathalyzer? It will cost nothing when compared to the fines, jail time and criminal record associated with a DUI.
Best Budget Breathalyzer
Vastar AB120 Professional – The Vastar AB120 Professional is the best option for individuals on the market seeking a basic breathalyzer without any unnecessary bells and whistles. Though this breathalyzer can’t call you a ride or tell you when you should be able to drive a vehicle, it can calculate your BAC with a margin of error as low as 0.01 percent. It weighs 2.2 ounces, making it convenient for keeping on you when on the go.
While this option will save you a few dollars, it doesn’t do anyone any favors when it comes to ease of use. Once the unit is powered on, it takes about 15 seconds to warm up. You hear a beep when its ready. Once it is ready, you blow into the mouthpiece and wait for the results. If you manage to mess up this process in your drunken state, you have to wait another three minutes before you can take the test again. However, this alone should be enough indication that you are too drunk to drive.
Best Portable Breathalyzer
The BACtrack Keychain is a breathalyzer you can store on your keychain! It is the best portable breathalyzer on the market. To perform a quick test, simply power on the device, wait approximately 12 seconds, and then blow into the built-in tube for a minimum of five seconds. Your results will then appear on the device’s backlit display within seconds.
The unit is small enough to easily fit into the purse or pocket of users who would rather keep things more discreet, it is also available in a variety of colors, and the option to keep it on your keychain will remind users to always check their BAC before they get into the driver’s seat after a night out.
The main drawback to this keychain however, is its accuracy. This unit has a margin of error of .02 percent, which is enough leeway to put users over the limit in certain situations.
Most Accurate Breathalyzer
The BACtrack S80 Professional Breathalyzer is the best and one of the most advanced personal breathalyzers on the market. It has a margin of error of 0.005 making it one of, if not the most accurate personal breathalyzer available, with a precision BAC range of 0.000 to 0.400. This device is more than capable of letting you know whether you are legally capable of driving and when you should potentially check in at the nearest hospital.
However, it is a bit bulkier than many of the other options available on the market. It measures 5.6 inches in length and 2.3 inches in width, and since it weighs 5.6 ounces, the unit may be better suited for your glove box, purse, or backpack than your pocket. Regardless, when it comes to precision, this device is hard to top.
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