AlcoSense Pro Fuel Cell Breathalyzer
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AlcoSense Pro Fuel Cell Breathalyzer

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AlcoSense Pro Fuel Cell Breathalyzer

"Auto Express Magazine Recommended 2016"
At its price point, the AlcoSense Pro is arguably the most advanced breathalyzer on the market. The culmination of 3 years of research and development, the AlcoSense Pro (and its bigger brother, the Ultra) take accuracy, features and ease of use to a new level. 2016 Red Dot Design Award Winner.

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Auto Express 2016 Recommended"Spend £50 more than on the Excel, and you get quite a bit extra... It topped our accuracy tests... look no further than the AlcoSense Pro."






AlcoSense Pro
Fuel Cell Breathalyser

 

Pro at a glance:

  • 121mm2 Fuel Cell Sensor – smaller version of Police sensor
  • More than twice as accurate as award winning AlcoSense Elite
  • Time until Sober & Retest alarm
  • Selectable database of all drink drive limits worldwide
  • Blow Coach making it extremely easy to use
  • Winner – 2016 Red Dot Product Design Award

At its price point, the AlcoSense Pro is arguably the most advanced breathalyzer on the market. The culmination of 3 years of research and development, the AlcoSense Pro (and its bigger brother, the Ultra) take accuracy, features and ease of use to a new level.

Designed from the ground up by AlcoSense in the UK with Patented new features, the Pro packs the punch of a breathalyzer twice its price and brings near Police accuracy into the reach of the consumer.

Professional Accuracy

Pro by name, pro by nature. It uses a 121mm² professional Fuel Cell sensor, identical to its 200mm² big brother used in several UK, US & European Police Breathalyzers – and in the AlcoSense Ultra. This gives the Pro unrivalled accuracy at this price point and accuracy of almost twice the AlcoSense Elite.

pro sensor

Advanced Sampling System with Temperature Compensation

The AlcoSense Pro features an advanced sampling system to ensure that only deep lung air (the most accurate part of the breath) is measured. It uses advanced sensors to measure the blow pressure, flow rate and volume of breath exhaled and takes a reading when 1 litre of air has been exhaled, ensuring the most accurate sample is always taken. To improve accuracy even further, readings are fine-tuned according to temperature. These sensors also allow the Pro to get clever with BlowCoach™

Alcosense Pro

BlowCoach™

Most issues while doing a breath test are caused by either blowing too hard, too soft or not for long enough, and with some products this can also cause inaccurate results. BlowCoach™ is a Patent Pending technology from AlcoSense which makes it simple to do the perfect test every time!

The Pro shows you real-time on screen feedback of how you’re blowing. All you need to do is keep the top pressure bar in the middle, and keep blowing until the bottom volume bar is full.

Blowing too softly Blowing at too softly
Blowing correctly Blowing correctly

Should you get it wrong, this is where the Pro gets really clever. Using it’s on board sensors the Pro diagnoses exactly why the test failed and gives you tailored tips so you can quickly get it right next time.

Blowing too hard

BlowCoach™ dramatically reduces the learning curve of using a breathalyzer and makes operation simple.

Eliminating Under-Reading

Every breathalyzer has an accuracy tolerance of +/- X.XX of the reading – the smaller the number the more accurate the breathalyzer claims to be. The AlcoSense Pro has some clever software to eliminate the downside – i.e. instead of having a tolerance of +/-0.1‰BAC, the AlcoSense Pro’s tolerance is +0.10‰BAC, -0.00‰BAC. This means the Pro will read a little on the safe side, not too low and more than twice as accurate as the award-winning AlcoSense Elite.

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Any Limit in the World – Literally

At a click of button the AlcoSense Pro will work with any limit, anywhere in the world! Just select the country/region you’re driving in from the menu and using AlcoSense’s patent pending technology the Pro sets every up for you according to the local legislation. It sets the limit, unit of measure and blood breath conversion ratio to allow accurate readings in either blood alcohol or breath alcohol. Should a limit change the unit can be updated through a software download from our support section. Ideal for cross border or even cross continent travel.

AlcosensePro choose country

If you want to set your own self-imposed limit, for example maybe half the drink drive limit, you can do that too! Just select “Limit” from the main menu to adjust it to the limit you desire.

 

Award Winning Product Design

The AlcoSense Pro and Ultra won the prestigious 2016 Red Dot Award for Product Design. The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design prize awarded by the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. In 2016, a total of 5,216 products were assessed for the award by a jury of 41 independent design professionals. Past winners of the award include Apple in 2001, BMW in 2007, LG in 2008, Porsche Design in 2012, Lenovo in 2013, Bose in 2014 and Dell in 2015. You can find out more by clicking here.

Red Dot Design Award Winner 2016

From the ground up, the product design communicates the AlcoSense Pro's core values of simplicity and precision. 

AlcoSense Pro Breathalyser

Detailed, Easy to Understand Results

AlcoSense Pro features a full colour 1.8 inch (48mm) TFT screen which gives clear and detailed readings of your alcohol level in your choice of breath (mg/L or µg/100mL) or blood (%BAC or ‰BAC) readings. If you’re close to or over your chosen limit the Pro will alert you not to drive.

No alcohol No alcohol
Up to 80% of the limit Up to 80% of the limit
Close to or over limit Close to or over limit

Time Until Sober & Retest Alarm

AlcoSense Pro will even calculate how long it may take until you’ll be sober and show it with your results, see screen shots above and below. Want to have a reminder to re-test again later? No problem, just press the alarm icon and the Pro will alert you to retest again later.

Sober in time shown with results, press the bell icon to set a re-test reminder Sober in time shown with results, press the bell icon to set a re-test reminder
Easily adjust when the timer will remind you to re-test Easily adjust when the timer will remind you to re-test

Memory Recall

The Pro will store 128 test results with both the date and time of the test.

Backlit “Twin” Blow Tube Receptor

The Pro features a backlit blow tube receptor so it’s easy to put a blow tube even in low light. The Pro works with both the “Pro” mouthpieces which feature a one-way valve to eliminate contamination from previous tests for ultimate accuracy, or the “regular” blow tubes used by the AlcoSense Lite and Elite.

Pro Backlit

Re-Calibration Alert

Any breathalyzer requires re-calibration after a period of use, the AlcoSense Pro has an industry leading calibration period of 12 months from the first time you use it. To improve reliability and user friendliness AlcoSense Pro reminds you to recalibrate after 11 months of use. When calibration expires just post it to us and we will recalibrate it using Police spec Breath Alcohol Simulators and return it to you within 5 working days.

Temperature Alerts

If a breathalyzer is used outside its operating temperatures you can get erroneous readings due to temperature affecting the quality of the reaction inside the sensor. For your safety and protection AlcoSense Pro will alert you if the unit goes outside its operating range (note the operating temperature is the temperature of the unit, not the surrounding air temperature) of 5°C~40°C. This means that, unlike rival brands, the Pro will never let you perform a test when you could get an unreliable result.

Saturation Protection

Unlike rival brands, AlcoSense Pro also protects you from inaccuracy caused by “Sensor Saturation”. Sensor Saturation can affect any breathalyzer, including Police units and is caused when extremely high levels of alcohol are blown directly into the sensor. Normally this happens when a breath test is performed shortly after drinking when alcohol is still present in the mouth, the sensor can be overloaded, known as “saturation”. Readings taken after a saturation event can be unreliable until the sensor recovers. For your safety and protection, rather than allowing potentially unreliable readings to be shown, AlcoSense Pro will enter a protection mode which allows the sensor to recover before allowing further tests.

Quality & Reliability Assured

The AlcoSense Pro is manufactured under ISO13485 conditions, the benchmark in medical device quality systems. After calibration, each unit is then tested 3 times for accuracy before leaving the factory meaning that the Pro is a device you can rely on.

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Additional Information

Suitable for Consumer Use, Workplace Use
Awards Auto Express Recommended 2016, Red Dot Product Design Award 2016
Certified Standard ISO13485
Product Accuracy +0.10‰BAC, -0.00‰BAC
Sensor Type Fuel Cell
Sensor Size (sq. mm) 121 sq. mm
Police Sensor Smaller version of exactly the same fuel cell sensor used in several UK, US and European Police breathalysers
Breath Sampling System Advanced
Don't Drive Alert When Close to Limit Yes
Adjustable Don’t Drive Alert Level Adjustable - Any UK/Irish/Scottish Limit, Adjustable - Pre-Loaded Database of Worldwide Limits
Features - Ease of Use Backlit Mouthpiece Receiver, BlowCoach - live on-screen blowing feedback, Don't Drive Alert When Close to Limit, Re-Calibration Reminder, Re-Test Alarm, Shows Estimated Time Until Sober, USB Port for Updates & Improvements
Features - Accuracy Breath Sampling Sensors, Sensor Overload Protection, Sensor Purge for Better Accuracy, Temperature Compensation
Unit of Measure %BAC (Blood Alc), mg/L (Breath Alc), µg/100mL (Breath Alc), ‰BAC (Blood Alc)
Reading Detail Up to 3 decimal places
Max Reading (‰BAC) 4.0
Test Memory 128 tests with date and time stamp
Screen Size (Diagonal) 48mm
Screen Type Full Colour TFT
Mouthpiece Type Blow Tubes, Professional Mouthpieces
Re-Calibration Period 12 Months
Re-Calibration Cost £24.99 inc VAT
Expiry Date No
Product Dimensions (H x W x D): 107 x 55 x 29 mm
Product Weight 147g (Incuding Batteries)
In The Box 1 Breathalyzer, 3 x AAA Batteries, 5 Professional Mouthpieces, Instruction Manual, Micro USB Cable
Warranty 12 Months
EAN 5060318910151
Media Reviews

Media Reviews

AlcoSense Pro - Auto Express Recommended 2016

16/11/2016

Rating: ★★★★

The AlcoSense Pro came second to the AlcoSense Excel in the 2016 Auto Express breathalyser Group Test, featuring ten breathalysers from 6 different brands! Testing under lab and real world conditions they concluded:

"Spend £50 more than on the AlcoSense Excel and you get quite a bit more with the Pro. It topped our accuracy tests by a small margin from the Excel. For the next step up, look no further than the Pro."

Read the full article here


Sunday Times Breathalyzer Review

Rating: ★★★★★

The test involved using a machine to pump vapour from a solution of alcohol and water (using a human test subject introduces inconsistencies) into a Draeger police evidential breathalyser, which is used at police stations (they offer an industry-best ±0.03‰ BAC), and immediately after running the same test with the Pro.

The results: 

  • Draeger Alcotest 9510: 0.312mg/l
  • AlcoSense Pro: 0.32mg/l

The AlcoSense Pro got impressively close to the benchmark police evidential breathalyser. 

In addition, helpful features of the Pro include colour-coded results (red being over the limit), a backlit tube connector, the amusingly-named BlowCoach (shows in realtime whether you're blowing too soft or hard to get an accurate reading), and a handy Time Until Sober reading.

The Pro also works abroad as it includes a database of legal limits in various countries/regions — you simply tell it where you are and it'll do the rest.

the AlcoSense Pro appears to be a good investment for any law-abiding driver, especially during the Christmas party season, to make sure you're not caught out the morning after. The alternative could ruin your life.

Rating: ★★★★★

Read the full review here.

 


 

 Telegraph Review of the AlcoSense Pro

"...a fresh level of accuracy in consumer breath-testing."

“It’s very straightforward to use…. to get the same features as the Pro you’ll have to pay approximately twice as much.”

“Its accuracy was proven in a demonstration in our office comparing an AlcoSense pro against a correctly calibrated, Home Office-approved breath alcohol simulator. Reassuringly, the Pro passed with flying colours.”

Read the full review here.

 


 

Financial Times Breathalyser Review

8th July 2017

“A failsafe breathalyser for the international traveller”

Read the full review here


AlcoSense Pro - AutoExpress Hot Kit

 

10th February 2016

"The sleek Alcosense Pro is handy and simple to use, with a high-spec fuel-cell sensor that gives almost the same accuracy as police kit. The sensor has accounted for a 10 per cent tolerance, to prevent giving an under-reading. It also helps control breath flow, so you don’t breathe too hard, too softly or not long enough – all explained on the hi-res colour TFT screen. If you’re over the limit, it’ll advise how long to wait until you’re sober. EXACTLY when are you safe to drive again the morning after a night out drinking? There’s no real certainty, so investing in a personal breathalyser is one way to be sure."

 


 

 

The Sun Motors Breathalyzer Review

 

"Alcosense Pro is a top-of-the-range model and offers reliable accurate readings, which could prove priceless... As far as breathalysers go, this is one of the best"

Read the full article here

 


 

The Guardian Breathalyzer Review

"Designed in the UK, both breathalysers offer levels of accuracy, reliability and consistency that we as consumers have not been able to access until now."

"The units have several excellent features. They are pre-loaded with all the different limits in every country, so if travelling in Europe, for instance, you wouldn’t be caught out by different levels when crossing borders. Also, they feature an ‘estimated time until sober’ with an alarm that alerts you to re-test again when it is likely you will be safe to drive. The AlcoSense Pro costs £129.99 (£149.99 from February 2016) and the Ultra is £249.99 – which isn’t cheap but considering the alternatives could be a bargain."

Read the full review here.

 


 

Scottish Sun Breathalyzer Review

 

"An AlcoSense Pro breathalyser could be the smartest gift you buy this year. The Pro knows it is in Scotland, knows the limit and can even tell you when you can next drive. It uses a 121mm2 version of the 200mm2 “Fuel Cell” sensor used in several UK police forces. That sounds technical but this machine even gives you a lesson on how to give a breath sample properly with its BlowCoach mechanism. It doesn’t get any easier than that. — so there are no excuses for being over the limit."

Read the full review here.

 


 

18th May 2017

Rating: ★★★★★
Winner: Recommended Award

“AlcoSense Excel and Pro review: Are these the best breathalysers in the business?”

“Yes. The AlcoSense Excel and especially the Pro are great products. They’re easy to use and packed with thoughtful features and, most importantly, they’re accurate. But is it worth your while spending up to £150 on one? … Absolutely. These devices will tell you unequivocally and, with absolute clarity, if you’re okay or not to drive.”

Read the full review here

 


Diesel Car AlcoSense Pro Breathalyser Review

"We pitched the AlcoSense Pro up against the police evidential tester and it was absolutley spot-on for accuracy, every time. It's a neat little piece of kit too, small enough to slip into a pocket, smooth-looking and easy to use."

DieselCar Magazine, May 2016 Issue

 

Read review here

 


 

Parkers Breathalyzer Review - AlcoSense Pro

"Just how accurate are home breathalyzers? We test one against a Police-spec unit.

We tested it [AlcoSense Pro] scientifically (not in the pub, honest) with some control alcohol measured to read just below the UK’s 35ml drink-drive limit. Tested on the sort of super-accurate unit the Police will use at the station for your conviction, we found our test unit [the AlcoSense Pro] read almost exactly the same as the Police device.

Verdict: If you drink, buy one. It’s a no-brainer, really."

Read the full review here.

 


 

Car Mechanics Review of AlcoSense Pro

“In the side-by-side comparison, the AlcoSense Pro proved to be as accurate as the larger machine [£13,000 Police breathalyser], as well as offering a number of innovations over other compact breathalysers.”

 


 

 

Lorraine ITV Breathalyzer Review

The Lorraine Show, ITV 1

 

“It’s very easy to be still over the drink drive limit in the morning; and the ‘Morning After campaign’ the Police have been running are picking up a lot more convictions now than they did 10 years ago. It’s worth getting yourself a DIY breathalyser. The AlcoSense Pro works very well and you can use it as many times as you like”.

Dr Hilary Jones

"A really, really handy thing"
Lorraine Kelly

 


  

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"This device uses sensors developed from UK police units, so you can be sure you're safe to get behind the wheel if you've enjoyed a few drinks the night before."

 


 

 

"A 5-6% margin of error is added so that it never under-reads, and it switches between different countries with a few clicks of a button."

" ...this is a cost-effective way of keeping you, your licence and other road users safe." 

 


 

 

 

“delivers a level of accuracy that is on a par with police-approved devices”

 Read the full review here 

 


 

 

 

 "The Pro is sleek and modern looking, with a simplistic design." "Once set-up the device itself is actually quite quick to use."

"blow to hard, too soft or not long enough, the Pro tells you clearly where you have gone wrong...it couldn't be made much simpler."

"the Pro performed excellently"...."clear and easy to understand"

"For any person who drives frequently, and especially for those whose livelihood depends on it, the AlcoSense Pro is a perfect solution to allow them to be confident in knowing the alcohol level in their system..."

Read the full review here

 


II logo.png "...simpler to use, easier to understand and as accurate as the police version"

"A cynch to set up, easy to use, small, solidly built and ideal for the glove box"

"The 'pro' is the business" 


Mighty Gadget AlcoSense Pro Breathalyser Review

20th July 2017

"one of the most accurate devices on the market.... if your livelihood is dependent on your driving licence then this could be a very wise investment."

Read the full review here


Road Magazine and Blog Logo

"One of the smartest, simplest & most effective car-related gadgets we've had the pleasure of testing. Compact, cool and clear."

Read the full review here

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9/5 from 170 Customer Reviews

brilliant piece of equipment

by nick on 17/08/2017

brilliant piece of equipment ,have used the cheap ones,and the fifty pound ones ,could not really trust them! so its expensive but worth every penny,clear instructions,clear readings. would definitely recommend.
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Great for the morning after decision to drive.

by Cristin Bouchet on 09/08/2017

British made! This really works, not necessary, but fun to use when you are obviously drunk, but VERY useful the next morning.Very accurate. Battery life good, not cheaply made, feels like "quality" great responsible present for the drinking adults in your family.
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What an eye-opener

by Kyla Phillips on 30/07/2017

Fantastic.....and quite an eye opener!Occasionally have a drink on a 'school night' as we call it. 99% of the time we feel a ok next morning but have wondered if once or twice we would have been over the limit so got this to be on the safe side. Hubby tried it the next morning before going to work- he felt absolutely sober as a judge......the alsosense told him to wait 7 hours before driving! We were stunned. He rang into work and booked the day off!What scared us was that he felt fine and had driven into work on numerous occasions before.....he is so lucky to not have been pulled over and lose his license.We no longer drink 'on a school night' !!
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Great Unit, good for piece of mind

by ANDREW JONES on 26/07/2017

Great Unit, good for piece of mind. I have nothing to compare it to, so will have to trust it!
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Good design, easy to use

by Paranomia on 17/07/2017

I delayed my review so I could thoroughly test this breathalyser.Firstly, do not buy cheap breathalysers unless you are just using them for fun, they are worse than not using them at all - the last thing you need is to be lulled into a false sense of security!I had the opportunity to test the Alcosense Pro against other MUCH more expensive evidence equipment and the results were impressive. Within reason, I would trust this unit to give me accurate readings if used correctly - remembering to wait a while after brushing your teeth (oops!) or using mouthwash etc but most things to avoid are common sense.My only gripe is that you have to buy the next model up (at an extra £100) to be able to download the readings to a computer. You can update the software using a supplied USB cable although a required driver is not digitally signed so my computer refuses to install it.Other reviewers have complained that it requires calibration each year but this is not expensive and keeps the thing accurate. I suspect the complainers don't give their cars a service either... ????That said, I am totally satisfied with this breathalyser and would recommend it to anyone. It is a well designed unit, easy to use and solidly made although I thought it prudent to get a carry-case for it. Even better; designed and made in the UK, good to see home grown innovation alive and well. Keep it up people!
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AlcoSense Breathalyser

by Amazon Customer on 12/07/2017

Just recently purchased this I have used it several times, and found it very easy to use.Easy to read unlike other ones I have tried.So far very impressed and would recommend.
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Pocket sized protection

by Kevin:)) on 11/07/2017

Great pocket analyser. Easy to read and the 'blow coach' aids in the ease of use. The world function makes it ideal for travellers to choose location, always ready and the memory and 'time till sober/alarm' allows you to plan ahead.
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Five Stars

by A. MCEWAN on 26/06/2017

Very good. Easy to use, gives a very clear readout.
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Everyone who enjoys a tipple should own one!

by Susan Watkins on 24/06/2017

Well worth every penny! I purchased this for my son and he's very pleased with it and has recommended it to his friends.
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Five Stars

by KM on 17/06/2017

Excellent product, easy to use and set up.I would highly recommend.
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A must have for the morning after

by Amazon Customer on 13/06/2017

Bought this as I could no longer trust my ‘Costco’ issue unit.Quality build, easy to understand instructions and the strength of breath indicator is brilliant.Compared with the ‘Costco’ breathalyser after a measured number of alcohol units and potentially I could have lost my license
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Excellent breathalyser with additional features not found on the Elite ...

by Alexander G. on 31/05/2017

Excellent breathalyser with additional features not found on the Elite version which I already have, the 12month calibration period is good and a reminder to calibrate is built in. Great device for use the day after having a drink for peace of mind. (I don't drink and drive)
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Like any caring husband I would not want her to ...

by Phil S on 28/05/2017

I bought this so I could check on my wife since she has a habit of binge drinking at home. Like any caring husband I would not want her to become an alcoholic but after 4 years the habit is getting hard to break! There have been ultimatums and of course she is always in self denial about drinking even after I search the house and find the hidden empty & full bottles. Now that she knows I can check her alcohol level I have not had to use the AlcoSense Pro because I have not found her comatose or in a drunken stupor since. I think this breathalyser has saved our marriage! Works as I had hoped, thanks.
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Great product British to nice to see

by Derek P. on 21/05/2017

Great product British to nice to see !! Easy to set up and use to .Thank you.
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Simple, quick and accurate.

by Amazon Customer on 20/05/2017

Very quick and easy to get a reading. Very accurate readings given. Perfect for the morning after check before driving.
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AlcoSense Pro Fuel Cell Breathalyser. *****

by bribagz on 19/05/2017

This is a quality item, very easy to use, and reassuring customer service. I have no hesitation in recommending this product.
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An excellent device. It's expensive but you get what you ...

by Amazon Customer on 17/05/2017

An excellent device. It's expensive but you get what you pay for. If there was ever a case for paying a bit more to ensure that a product is of high quality and is reliable and accurate in use then a breathalyser surely falls into that category.. The 'breath-strength meter' makes the device very easy to use.
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Great British Product

by Patrick on 16/05/2017

Very impressive English made product. Ease of use is incredible, and it stores previous results by date and time. This is essential in my opinion as I am undergoing problems with an employee with an alcohol problem. I have created a form to match time and date on the alcosense pro, which; the employee signs as their record. Its helping both me and the employee with the alcohol problem. Great product. Support too.
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Accuracy

by KP on 11/04/2017

I've used my pro about 15 times, it has always given a reading of 0, apart from once. This makes me slightly dubious of it's accuracy.
AlcoSense Says: Thanks for letting us know your concerns. We operate strict testing on every unit before it leaves us to ensure the highest levels of accuracy, however sometimes things can fail in the marketplace. Please give us a call on 0800 195 0088 to go through some diagnostics on the phone and possibly send the unit to us for accuracy testing. If there is an issue we will replace it for you straight away. Thanks in advance.
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Quick and easy to use

by Alan Seymour on 28/03/2017

Very accurate and consistent readings. Quick and easy to use. Well worth the price.
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Five Stars

by anna on 22/03/2017

FANTASTIC product, thanks
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Five Stars

by Mr Bee on 17/03/2017

High quality product and well worth its price tag.
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Great product and really easy to use

by Nick on 13/03/2017

Great product and really easy to use. The best is when we get to the office in the morning and see who can get the highest score.
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High quality and accurate

by Richard Hill on 12/03/2017

I bought this unit after much deliberation and research, as I want a unit I can actually trust and it seems the way to achieve genuinely accurate readings is a calibrated fuel cell sensor and a metered sample. Years ago, I tried a cheap no-brand unit based on semiconductor technology that told me I was under the limit despite clearly being in a state where I wouldn’t trust myself with anything more dangerous than a butter knife…Anyway, this unit offers a decent sized fuel-cell sensor, the ability to vary the limit for different jurisdictions and an annual (at a reasonable cost) calibration service. This unit meters the sample size as well as providing a really handy bar type indicator for blow rate. So, this all looked like something that I could take as being accurate. The tests I found on the Internet all backed this line of thought up.In use, this device is really simple to operate, slide open and wait for the countdown of a few seconds to warm up, inset blow-tube and go for it, watching the 2 graphs of blow rate and sample size. When done, the unit beeps and makes a click (I assume the inlet blocking to prevent too large a sample) and you read the results in your chosen units against a simple traffic light background. It also gives a time to zero estimate that turned out to be pretty much on the money for me.Whist I don’t have any way of benchmarking the results, they remain consistent when testing more than once and the numbers decline steadily over time as your metabolise the alcohol in your system. So, all seems to be good. Apparently the unit is designed to over-read slightly as there is always a +/- margin of error, so the displayed value is slid upward to ensure no under-reads.In summary, I am pleased with the purchase as it delivers on the promise of accuracy and despite not being the cheapest, it is actually good value when viewed in the context of a lost licence and the impact on your life / livelihood. Being honest, I would only ever buy from a reputable British company like AlcoSense as you get a quality product which has been developed responsibly and with backup service. If you go for a cheap alternative, then I would say you’re putting yourself at risk - trusting something unreliable and so potentially misleading puts you in a worse position overall.I would also say that this type of device should be used in conjunction with a healthy dose of common sense. If I don’t feel up to it, I don’t drive at all. This needs to be reading green AND the driver feeling good. For me, it’s a morning-after double-check and emphatically not a tool to take it to the limit before getting in the car.
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Great Product

by Jason Mitchell-Divers on 04/03/2017

Great product - does what it says - British Manufactured as well - buy one support our industries.....
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Five Stars

by David on 21/02/2017

Very good product reliable and accurate and worth the money. Very helpful support offered if have any problems.
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Five Stars

by I C. on 21/02/2017

Excellent very easy to use
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Five Stars

by Richard E Appleton on 16/02/2017

Excellent. Easy to use. Read the book first and do not proceed until you have set today's date!
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... upgraded to this model free of charge - very happy with the customer service

by Julian on 09/02/2017

I originally purchased the next model down but this was not in stock and it was upgraded to this model free of charge - very happy with the customer service.Product also great and easy to use.
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Great product.

by Amazon Customer on 08/02/2017

This is a quality product in which feel confident to use. I have it for a couple of weeks now. Already it has indicated that I was over the Iimit one morning after a few drinks. Without the test I would no have known. It may seem a little expensive, but compared to the costs of driving over the limit (both financial and otherwise) it is, definitely, worth the expenditure. Although I never drink and drive on the same day, I was surprised how long the alcohol stays in the system. The supplier emailed me yesterday asking if I had any questions about it. As I am not in the UK I enquiried about recalibration after 12 months. A satisfactory response was received within 24 hours. Buy the carry case as well. Great product, highly recommended.
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This is the perfect personal breathalyser!

by CEN on 07/02/2017

This is the perfect personal breathalyser. It's well built, very easy to use, provides consistent readings and easy to read. I had an Alcosense Elite, but decided to upgrade to the Pro. I'm very glad I did. I couldn't be happier. Don;t even think about buying a foreign (e.g. Chinese or Korean) imitation when you can get something this good that's made in the UK. And their customer service is awesome. I have had no problems, but the MD reached out to me with a personal email to make sure I was as happy as possible. Great product; great company!
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It's very small and easy to use

by A M Booth on 07/02/2017

I ordered the elite and got a free upgrade to the pro - thank you! It's very small and easy to use. Fuel cell technology which is similar to that used by the police so should be very accurate. It has a very clear screen, a predicted time to sober built in and memory to be able to store reading. Fantastic product.
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Professional breathalyser

by Dazza nautilus on 07/02/2017

Professional breathalyser, this is all you need it's worth every penny. This is quality it's so compact and easy to use. Just need to make sure you read the instructions as it's very sensitive and you can damage it not waiting at least 10 minutes after drinking alcohol. The only draw back is you have to pay £25 a year to have recalibrated for accuracy.
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Excellent bit of Kit

by Watts on 28/01/2017

Excellent piece of kit, very easy to use. Alarmingly accurate. Highly recommended.
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Quality breathalyser.....great peace of mind

by Amazon Customer on 28/01/2017

I bought this product for myself and was so impressed that I have given one to each of my adult sons.It is compact and easy to use as it guides you as to how to blow to obtain an accurate reading. You are also advised as to how long it will be until it is safe to drive. An added advantage is that it adapts to the country you are in by adjusting to their legal limit. Allied to being aware of the units consumed I have found this gives me peace of mind the morning after. After sales service is pleasant and efficient. I would recommend this product.
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Excellent product.

by Wil Smiles on 24/01/2017

Very simple to use unit. I have used cheaper units in the past. This is quality. Gives a very accuracy reading. No annoying loud beeps . While a little more pricey I feel my driving licence security is well worth the investment.
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Five Stars

by james kennedy on 23/01/2017

very good and clear product
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Great product

by Stevie on 23/01/2017

Very simple to use. Very accurate. Very easy to follow instructions and explanations. I had 3 pints lager in 3 hrs and then waited 30 mins before testing as instructed. So 3 1/2 hrs passed altogether. My reading was .13 whereas the limit in ireland is .22 so i would legally still have been safe to drive! Tested it again the following night after four glasses of 125ml wine & three 330ml btls of lager over 4 hrs and i was over the limit at .28, dont take a gamble with your license, great product, wish i'd got one sooner.
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A good product .

by Duncan MacRae on 17/01/2017

Used this item several times over the festive period and found it to be very accurate.
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Five Stars

by Fitzy on 16/01/2017

Brilliant piece of equipment. The whole family use this and it certainly puts your mind at rest
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Very well designed

by Mr. David O'higgins on 12/01/2017

I bought this after reading a review in a motoring magazine. I already had the Alcosense Elite model and was very happy with it, but this new Pro model is something else entirely! It has obviously been incredibly well designed and can cater for almost any eventuality, while remaining very easy to use. I use it purely as a 'morning after' checker and I highly recommend it.
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... have to wait till sober or under the limit easy to use arrived very quick this is my 3rd ...

by Mr. Michael Tocher on 10/01/2017

Have used this 12 times and very impressed blew into machine with 4 pints of lager and gave a very accurate reading not only that it tells how long you have to wait till sober or under the limit easy to use arrived very quick this is my 3rd machine over 7 years and definitely the best I have owned highly recommend this product if your like me that relys on licence this is the one for you
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Excellent piece of kit

by Amazon Customer on 10/01/2017

Excellent piece of kit, worth paying the extra for the piece of mind. Easy to set up and easy to use. Would recommend this product. As i need to be sure I'm safe to drive for the next morning.
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Brilliant

by Veitchy on 10/01/2017

I previously had an Elite version but this beats it hands down.
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Simple and easy to use

by Mrs Elizabeth Copland on 10/01/2017

Simple and easy to use, and seems to be accurate. Useful in the respect that you can set it to the different readings in various countries. It replaces two previous Alcosense models we have previously owned.
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Four Stars

by David on 10/01/2017

Very good kit
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A must buy

by J. Donnachie on 10/01/2017

This product appears to be first class. So easy to setup and easy to follow instructions. Would certainly recommend
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Peace of mind in your pocket.

by IanESJ on 10/01/2017

My partner recently got stopped by the police whilst driving the day after having some drinks with friends. She was asked if she had had drinks the night before she was happy to say she had, but that 12 or so hours had passed.She passed the breath test, but the policeman noted that there was some alcohol still in her system. She was profoundly upset, although she knew that people CAN have alcohol in their system the next day, she assumed that was heavy drinkers.We immediately researched and purchased what we believe to be the absolute best brand of home breathalyser, the Alcosense. We chose the Elite, but received the next model, the Pro which has a larger sensor and is more accurate.There is absolutely no excuse for drink driving, and with this you can know with confidence that you are beyond reproach in terms of Alcohol.
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Feels very soild and really like the blow display that was lacking on cheeper unist ...

by jason on 05/01/2017

Feels very soild and really like the blow display that was lacking on cheeper unist so you know your doing it right. Would recomed unit.
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very handy for morning after, I wished ihad it ...

by justin hooper on 01/01/2017

very handy for morning after,I wished ihad it two years ago when i lost my licens .I thought i was ok in the morning.
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Easy to use and above all accurate

by Mr D. on 30/12/2016

Easy to use and above all accurate. One can set the limit to whatever one choses and as I work in an industry with zero tolerance to alcohol, it's reassuring to know that one is clear first thing in the morning. I often start work at 05:00 and I anm very likely to be breatherlyzed at the gate on the way in. A number of colleagues have lost their jobs due to this, Now if I still have alcohol in my system at 05:00, I can be a little late with few reprocussions.
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Job saver, or maybe even Life saver.

by Amazon Customer on 29/12/2016

I ordered one of these after having one to many at the works Christmas party. I still felt drunk the next day so didn't want to get in my car and spent the whole day walking everywhere. According to the specs it never under reads, so if this tells you your OK to drive then you're OK. I believe the accuracy of the fuel cell is worth paying the extra for over some of the cheaper models.One of my colleagues also had a go on it after a heavy Christmas session and realised he wasn't fit to drive and ended up waiting around work until he was clear. The time to sober estimation is very useful and it's very clear to use with its red / amber / green screen on the results.Im more than happy with this product and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it, especially for people who like a decent drink. I know people that have lost their licence and livelihood by being unfit to drive the next day. Well worth investing.
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Excellent product

by Les Goodchild on 29/12/2016

Very easy to set up and very easy to use. Obviously I have no way of checking accuracy but so far, readings appear to be commensurate with alcohol intake.The model I ordered was out of stock and therefore Alcosense upgraded to the Pro at no extra cost. Superb customer service thank you.
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Great Product

by Bonko on 29/12/2016

was upgraded from excel to pro and seems really good , the blow assist is very useful helping achieve the correct blow pressure . All in all seems really well made and great device to check your ok for driving If you have been out etc. A small case would be a great addition for carrying it and a blow tube if you need to.
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Great product, compact and easy to use. the reassurance you get is worht every penny

by John Vinson on 29/12/2016

superb, easy to use, can use in multiple countries and set different levels. Gives reassurance the morning after, when you feel fine but can you be sure you are absolutely sober?
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Good kit

by Kenny on 29/12/2016

Good price of kit. Ideal for 'morning after'. Easy to use and worth the cost.
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Excellent

by Amazon Customer on 29/12/2016

First class product from a first class company!
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Five Stars

by MrC on 29/12/2016

Amazing piece of kit. Easy to use, fast response and with really aimpme and clear results. Impressed!
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err on the side of caution which is a good thing. Being the festive season I checked myself ...

by Geordie on 29/12/2016

Firstly, the appliance is very well constructed, it feels robust and looks fit for the purpose. The instructions are comprehensive and it has worked faultlessly on the dozen or so times that I've used it and I can honestly say that, when it tells me that I'm OK to drive, I believe it ! But it's one of those pieces of kit that can't be personally checked for accuracy. It does, I believe from the instructions, err on the side of caution which is a good thing. Being the festive season I checked myself at 10.40 am on Boxing Day and it told me that I'd be sober in 3hrs and 40mins. (a great evening was had by all), I checked again two hours later when the reading gave me the 'thumbs up'. Ultimately, the proof of the pudding is in the hands of the ladies and gentlemen who might ask you to, 'Blow into this tube'.
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A worthwhile investment

by Steven Robinson on 29/12/2016

This was recommended by a trusted friend and it is perfect for the morning after the night before! It just removes uncertainty!!
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You can really trust this unit.

by Amazon Customer on 27/12/2016

I bought the AlcoSense Pro to replace a cheaper breathalyser that I didn’t trust. It is British designed and complies with British and EU standard, BS-EN16280. It is very accurate and easy to use.
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This is an excellent product which can let you know if you have ...

by LM on 17/12/2016

This is an excellent product which can let you know if you have any alcohol in your system and how long it will be before you are alcohol free.
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Great piece of kit.

by Stoff51 on 16/12/2016

I recently upgraded to this model and it is a great bit of kit. The blow meter makes it easy to get the perfect pressure and gives good readings.I had to contact AlcoSense with a small problem with the machine and the customer service was simply exceptional. What a great company to deal with.
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Perfect for job and good value.

by Amazon Customer on 15/12/2016

I wanted something I could absolutely trust nd the ease and accuracy and verifiable nature of the Pro is just perfect. Excellent product and great value when you consider the alternative!
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Peace of mind !

by Ftype on 14/12/2016

Confident that I am safe to drive to the Station @ 6.00 AM after checking each morning. Great buy
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Five Stars

by Amazon Customer on 14/12/2016

Exactly as described and very easy to use. Exceptional quality.
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Five Stars

by Andrew Rolfe on 14/12/2016

Really easy to use. Anyone who can't use it is clearly too drunk to drive
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Well worth the extra money

by mark on 14/12/2016

Absolutely brilliant product do NOT trust low cost alternatives!!!
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Perfect product

by Legal driver on 30/11/2016

Infinite improvement on the previous version - the elite. It does everything that is needed to stay legal. Also very easy to use.
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positive

by rich on 30/11/2016

not noticed any problems so far
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Ace device

by Gardener on 29/11/2016

A top quality product. I love the clear displays and the simplicity of use. Streets ahead of the Elite which was my last device.
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a piece of equipment to ensure I remain legal in whatever country I drive in

by A driver on 29/11/2016

A usable piece of equipment that satisfies my need to remain legal in any country that I drive in , the ability to recalibrate to ensure accuracy is a great piece of mind for me
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As a Scottish user I like that the Scottish limit can be highlighted

by Amazon Customer on 28/11/2016

As a Scottish user I like that the Scottish limit can be highlighted.I will not drive now after a night out without breath testing myself.Excellent product
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You would be mad not to buy this

by Tony on 28/11/2016

Hi had an earlier AL700 version and decided to upgrade to the Pro following a good review in AutoExpress. I have to say what an improvement this is. It has much better functions and usability and it is easy to use to determine if you're close to the limit. As a professional driver I wouldn't be without this breathalyser, for the morning after obviously. Highly recommended product and worth every penny.
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Alcosense Pro

by BW_UK on 22/11/2016

Good delivery on time from stock of full order (Pro, case, spares). Very straightforward setup and easy to use.

Good service!
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spot on product

by alan1100 on 19/11/2016

very pleased with the new pro model absolutely spot on .if you drive for a living and enjoy a drink it a lot cheaper than losing your licence.
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Don't hesitate, buy one!

by Robert. on 14/11/2016

Instead of sending my Elite,(used happily for a couple of years) for re - calibration. I decided to buy the Pro.
A vast improvement in ease of use.
Happy to hear there is an update for battery life, mine are near replacement, although I use mine daily, often several times,and still on supplied set two months later.
Yes, the blow tubes are a little loose, and it is very in you face when using it, these are very minor niggles that I can live with.
I am happy to own one and would not be without it as I drink a lot and drive.
It is good to know that I am below the limit to do so.
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Hard to imagine that this product could be bettered

by ?? Could be 'Alcosensible'.... on 08/11/2016

A big advance on my previous AlcoSense, less 'ffiddely' with no straws, more robust construction,,more compact,more versatile with quick access to legal limits in other countries. would suggest that carrying case raises the portability to another plane
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Better & More Reliable than the Elite

by Jinty on 08/11/2016

Good product and great to read that the next software release will improve the battery life.
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No driver should be without this product

by Joseph Ferri on 05/11/2016

Brilliant product that no driver should be without. It takes the uncertainty out of driving the morning after. Worth every penny I highly recommend this product.
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Excellent product a big advance over earlier models

by Amazon Customer on 03/11/2016

Excellent product a big advance over earlier models, the bar graph display of how hard you are blowing makes it extremely easy to do the test accurately first time. In addition you do not have to blow for very long compared to other models.After a few drinks I tested it against a French approved chemical breathalyser and it was spot on which gives one great confidence in its use the morning after a night out before driving the car.
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GOOD PRODUCT SHORT BLOW TUBE

by TRUNKY on 28/10/2016

GREAT PRODUCT BETTER THAN PREVIOUS MODELS, SHAME ABOUT THE SHORT BATTERY LIFE
BLOW TUBE COULD BE LONGER, CANNOT READ SCALES SO CLOSE TO EYES

AlcoSense says: Hi Trunk, thanks for your feedback. Just to let you know we do a longer version of the mouthpiece, if you check the shop page on our site look for the blow tubes and you'll find it there. Also, we are about to release a software update which extends the battery life by 50%, check the support section in a couple of weeks (November 2016) and you'll be able to update your unit with the latest version.
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5/5

by Bobby on 28/10/2016

I'm very happy with my Pro and the service and help from the alcosense team. The Pro gives me peace of mind!! It's easy to forget how many units you've had the night before, but the Pro 'as stated earlier gives you peace of mind'
gives one the confidence the next day to decide when to drive
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Superb, highly recommend.

by Colin P on 27/10/2016

Superb product, a big leap from the Elite. Sturdy made, easy to use. Great customer support.
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Great Peace of Mind

by Njb on 27/10/2016

Compact clear and easy to use
Delighted with it.
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Imagine the cost of losing your licence!!!

by Gaz on 27/10/2016

Originally had Elite, which was great. Unfortunately at first service, sensors failed and was offered a discounted PRO. Jumped at it.
PRO is brilliant. Tells when OTL and how long til under the limit (safe to drive) And and how long til100% sober
BRILLIANT!!!
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A marvellous product

by ---- on 27/10/2016

Much better than the Elite. A much improved product.
A small snag is that care has to be taken in fitting the breathing tube, otherwise it falls out!
Puzzled by the USB 2 cable supplied. What is it for?

AlcoSense Says: The USB cable is supplied for software updates which can be done by the user. If you check the support section of the website you will be able to download and install new and improved firmware when available. The blow tubes should have a snug fitment, if not please call us on 0800 195 0088 and we'll sort that for you.
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reliable

by God knows on 27/10/2016

Far more accurate than my previous breathalyser
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Very good product

by Joby on 27/10/2016

Very good product, service and value for money. Just struggled a bit to work out how to attach the mouthpiece
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Very good

by Gus on 27/10/2016

Very pleased with product.
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Great piece of kit every driver (who may drink alcohol) should carry one.

by Ron on 27/10/2016

Well constructed and much better than previous elite version being able to chose area you are using in. Time before able to drive a big bonus.
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Excellent product

by KAZ, Fife on 27/10/2016

Excellent piece of equipment. Well made and very easy to use - sets up quickly too. Once you've mastered the breathing it works great, and its good that it tells you that you're not doing it right! Good value for money and well worth it!
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An excellent product.

by Peter on 27/10/2016

Bought this to replace my Lite which I have had for a few years. It is easy to use and the green bar that tells you if you are breathing at the right rate is very useful and clear to see, even if slightly blurred with my eyesight, as the bar is so close when breathing.. It is an excellent product, I would not be without it. The customer service is excellent as well.
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Good product

by Nicky on 27/10/2016

Bought this product to use with clients who wanted to prove their alcohol reduction. Can be tricky getting the breathing right but a great product.
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Consistent results and extremely easy to use

by Graeme O. on 18/10/2016

Expensive, but seemingly very accurate. Consistent results and extremely easy to use. Removes those 'morning after' doubts. For the price, would have been nice if they bundled it with a free carry case!
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So Worth It

by Martin Greenhough on 13/09/2016

Bought the pro to replace my elite and have found it far better than expected. Easier to use and reads better. Tested along with the elite and both worked great. Which ever you chose you will not be disappointed whatever your budget.
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Great number 1

by Ian on 13/09/2016

This is the best one I've used it even tells you when you can drive again
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Five Stars

by Dr David O'Neill on 23/08/2016

Easy to use and very accurate.
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like me, getting on a bit

by ron coles on 10/08/2016

I have had an AlcoSense for many years and found it first class. As it was, like me, getting on a bit, and would soon need re-calibrating I decided to buy the latest. Superb! Only annoying thing is that it is more 'bulky' than my old one and I now have to find a suitable case!
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Quick dispatch and arrival and the breathayser itself is solid and easy to

by baboo on 09/08/2016

After a fair bit of research this seemed to be the only affordable safe bet as far as accuracy goes. Quick dispatch and arrival and the breathayser itself is solid and easy to use
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Pro-Driver

by Anthony Knight on 02/08/2016

Would not be without one.
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'Pro' is brilliant

by Garry Allan on 02/08/2016

Great for the morning after. If over the limit, it tells you when you will be OK. E.G. sober in 1 hiour 10 minutes. Brilliant. No taking chances now.
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Very impressed.

by Kevin on 25/07/2016

I cannot comment on the accuracy of this product, but purchased based on the very favourable endorsements associated with it. However, I have to say that the build quality and functionality are excellent. Also, the after sales service is very good. The package included a usb cable which puzzled me as there was no reference in the manual as to what it is for, so I emailed asking if it was for future firmware updates or perhaps to communicate with a Windows 10 app (for example) that is not yet available. Got a very prompt reply to let me know it was.
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Excellent product

by GGRUK on 25/07/2016

Bought this product recently. Have used it so far only a few times, mainly to check if it gives accurate readings after I have had one drink. It seems to do so. Am very happy with the product. It is high quality. I did make a bold decision to spend £ 150 for it rather than buying cheaper products that may not give accurate results. Would suggest to prospective buyers to consider this product seriously. You money would be spent well. Also the fact that this is designed and manufactured in the UK should give you peace of mind and assurance of high quality.
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Excellent product

by R on 12/07/2016

Bought to replace an older model of Alcosence. Very impressed with the updates, much easier to use and very accurate. I have measured readings from known amounts of alcohol and the results are correct every time. Really like the new function estimating remaining time to be 100% clear.
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Great product

by peter on 28/06/2016

I bought this recently having previously owned a cheap alcohol tester that gave out very spurious readings that I didn't have a lot of confidence in. The alcosense pro fuel cell breathalyser is in a different league though. Easy to use, much better build quality etc. I recommend this product to anyone who likes a drink but doesn't want to lose their license or job because they were over the limit.
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A must have for any driver..

by Andy B. on 19/06/2016

Great bit of kit, a must for anyone who relies on their license for their livelihood and/or lifestyle.. For the money I'd expect to get a case thrown in, though that won't affect the rating as this could literally stop me losing my job/house etc.. Simple to use and easy to comprehend the output with clear messages about your blood alcohol level, time till sober and even color coded backlighting in case the blurred vision doesn't give it away that you ought to wait until you can see properly before you think about driving ;)
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Five Stars

by N. Lindsay on 17/06/2016

Good piece of kit. Very well made, easy to use.
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Fantastic best unit i have used

by Alan Pert on 31/05/2016

At first i found it hard to believe the accuracy of the Pro, So i purchased two disposable breathylysers an compared them to the pro they matched perfectly.
This unit outclasses any previous unit i have used
Alan P
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Easiest to use

by David Reid on 26/05/2016

Thought the elite was good, but this is easier than ever and gives me even more confident.Costs more but is worth it.David
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Very good product

by David Millar on 26/05/2016

Very good product, and a very responsive after sales service. a must have product if you want to ensure that you are safe to drive after a boozy night out.
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Five Stars

by james duncan on 19/05/2016

very pleased with the product,extremely easy to use.Well worth the money,far better than the older models
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Neat piece of kit, and does the job ....I hope

by Amazon Customer on 19/05/2016

Having received this product, I'm more than happy with it. It's compact, easy to use, and accurate...... I hope !I did a fair bit of research on this product before purchasing, and was impressed by the reviews and results of accuracy which were provided.I purchased this piece of kit to provide piece of mind after a night out, and having to drive the next day, now that the limit is lower in Scotland.It is a British product, having to comply to bs standards, so I have more confidence in it than I would in a product from China or the Far East.But I can't tell you how accurate it is because I don't know. The only way I could tell you that is if I was in a police car, comparing readings.There lies the problem. If it is accurate, which I think and hope it is, it's a great product, but it does require a certain leap of faith.
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Pretty Good.

by johnS on 18/05/2016

Appears to be quite accurate, and a solid piece of kit. Does exactly what it says, with useful features like the "sober in ... " function. Easy set up for legal limits (including Scotland - 5 stars for that!), and easy change of the units of measurement. May not be the lowest priced fuel cell device, but also not the most expensive, so good value for what it is. Easy to contact this British company (I had a small query), with a knowledgeable person answering the phone.
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so easy to use

by s reynolds on 04/05/2016

Huge improvement on previous models, so easy to use, its second nature now for the whole family to check they they are ok to drive if they have drunk the night before
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The Only Sensible Breathalyser To Buy

by Stu on 03/05/2016

I spent a while researching the various models of personal breathalyser on the market but after reading a product review in What Car where this model came out top in testing etc. the Alcosense Pro was the only choice. It arrived quickly and I was very impressed with the design and ease of use. This is one of those purchases that you cannot afford to get wrong and the proven accuracy of this model made this an easy choice over other cheaper but less credible models available on Amazon.
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Pleased with unit. Does what it's supposed.

by Dave. on 02/05/2016

First breathalyser I have bought and decided on the alcosense pro because of how it was reviewed by a couple of car mags and reading the companies litriture
I cannot comment on accuracy but it gives a constant reading of about what I Would expect
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Good product and EXCELLENT customer service

by Pete B on 29/04/2016

I accepted a cheap upgrade to the PRO after the Elite began giving spurious readings while under warranty, I was somewhat concerned as the readings obtained from the PRO were lower than those previously obtained from the Elite. I returned the PRO for testing and it was shown to be completely accurate and was returned with a 2 page e mail not only giving the results but explaining what tests were carried out. As per another reviewer I was also surprised at how much I could drink (4 pints of 4% beer) and still be under the limit but certainly wouldn't trust myself to drive after drinking anything like that amount even if the test did show negative. I would finish by saying I consider the customer service from this company is excellent.
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Would recommend to others

by HR Manager on 28/04/2016

Very happy with the unit. The only small disappointment is the tubes need holding firmly in place and that is difficult to do and see the screen at the same time.

AlcoSense Says: You shouldn't need to hold the tubes in place. If you are using the mouthpieces (as opposed to blow tubes) they should sit in snugly but not fall out. The blow tubes push over the centre hole and fit very snugly. Please call us on 0800 195 0088 if you continue to have any problems.
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Well worth the money

by C Dog on 28/04/2016

Well worth paying that bit extra to be absolutely confident in the results. As I live in Scotland, but travel around the UK and europe for work, it is important to be able to change the settings easily for each country I visit. Highly recommended.
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quality built in at a useful price.

by Lynarc on 26/04/2016

This feels like and works as a quality product. It is used daily just to confirm we are within the tough Scottish limits. There have been no faults or glitches with it. Its readout is unambiguous and the estimated time till sobriety is a useful guide.
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Great Product

by Guy on 26/04/2016

Very Useful for the morning after and makes sure you are within the limit after a boozy night out
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Impressive product

by Big B on 26/04/2016

First class product, easy to use straight from the box. Use it as a safeguard for the morning after.
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Very good machine

by H on 26/04/2016

the pro is an excellent machine, very easy to use much better than the elite should have upgraded long before I did.
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Far superior to the Elite

by Stan on 26/04/2016

I don't think either of my 2 previous Elite's (1 for Scotland) held my confidence for any length of time due to the hit and miss nature of taking a test and some very eratic test results (I always thought a recalibration would be a waste of money). I bought this model in the hope of a vast improvement in ease of use and accuracy and wasn't disappointed. I was initially troubled by the Pro telling me I'm fine to drive but my Elite reporting otherwise but AlcoSense advised me to trust the Pro and have the Elite re-calibrated (which I now intend to do when the Pro is due its service). I await with interest to see how it performs in the coming months.

AlcoSense says: Thanks for the kind review on the Pro. The Elite is a little more fiddly to get the blow pressure right on than the Pro, which makes the Pro a lot easier to use. Also we put a larger increase in reading on the Elite to take into account it's greater margin of error which means the Elite will usually read a bit higher than the Pro, which has a very tight tolerance.
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Excellent expensive initially to purchase but would recommend it.

by Honey on 25/04/2016

I have had a different model and had constant errors while using it. This model is superb it guides you to the rate of breath required. I love it. I usually know myself I am OK to drive this is quick reliable and backs up my own thoughts.
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Best yet

by Big Al on 25/04/2016

Upgraded from the Elite as I wasn't sure how accurate it was after 5 years. The Pro is quick to set up and the blow coach helps to get a good accurate reading. The Elite often displayed an error and you had to re-test but I have never had an error with the Pro. Have used the Pro in Scotland and England and it is very easy to change the settings.
While the Pro is more expensive than the Elite it can be used straight out the box and I am more confident in the results. I should have upgraded months ago.
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Quality product

by Sunnyday on 25/04/2016

Excellent product. Easy to use and build quality good. Useful feature is that you change the limit.
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Excellent breathalyzer !!!!

by Rob on 25/04/2016

This is a marvellous piece of kit!! Easy to use and stylish to look at. I would definitely recommend it. I have always used the ELITE up to now but the PRO is a vast improvement. Thanks ALCOSENSE.
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Five Stars

by Roggendorff on 20/04/2016

love it
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Superp

by chris duffill on 06/04/2016

This is the best one I have bought and used, a bit more cost , but you get what you pay for....
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Excellent model and not a bad price. Would recommend.

by L B. on 04/04/2016

Very pleased with purchase. Excellent quality and you can change the units to breath to match the police readings also the easy blow system makes it a doddle to use. When testing I was surprised by how much you could drink before reaching the legal limit. I certainly wouldn't be driving after that much. The main reason for purchase was for the next day after the occasional heavy night out especially when away on the motorbike. You shouldn't be under the influence of anything when riding and the AlcoSense can help as most importantly it gives a clear time to sober. Ideal for professional drivers who regardless of limits should not be consuming any alcohol. Hence the term professional. I would recommend this model.
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Five Stars

by Mr S. on 30/03/2016

great fun seeing how high a reading you can get!
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AlcoSense Pro - Superb

by Mr Thomas Dick on 14/03/2016

I upgraded from the Alcosense Elite which was great. I had the Elite for about 4 years. The Pro is even better. Easier to use, better alcohol sensor and a lot easier to provide a breath sample. At the price it is a considered purchase but in my view well worth the money. Very happy with unit and customer service. No hesitation in recommending both.
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Does a good job

by Michael C. on 09/03/2016

I bought this alcohol tester last week and found it easy to use. I compared it to my old testing machine and am much more confident in the accuracy of this breathalyser. It is relatively expensive but I think that it is worth it.
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Great piece of kit

by Shrubgarden on 02/03/2016

Great piece of kit. I use it to make sure I am safe to drive the following morning. It works, quick and easy to use. Fast delivery and nice follow up.
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Great quality breathalyser.

by Amazon Customer on 26/02/2016

Having been a user of other AlcoSense products this is best I've used so far. The breath indicator ensures a more consistent measurement, something I've had problems with whilst using other vendors equipment.It is not a low cost product but has high build quality and the investment is worthwhile if you are looking for an accurate reading.
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Nice unit, big improvement on earlier models

by Amazon Customer on 11/02/2016

I have owned two previous models of Alcosense devices, the last being the Elite.With previous models I found that getting the blow rate just right was quite difficult and the units gave errors and you had to test again. The Alcosense Pro is a doddle to use in comparison, there is a green bar indicating blow pressure and it was easy to get a reading every time.I was a little concerned that the unit consistently measured zero the next day as previous units showed low or 0.20 so I tested it at home after a couple of beers and waited the appropriate time. The unit measured 0.35 which showed the unit was working correctly.Great unit overall and nice you can change countries and set a custom level
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Nice unit, big improvement on earlier models

by Paul Town on 11/02/2016

I have owned two previous models of Alcosense devices, the last being the Elite.With previous models I found that getting the blow rate just right was quite difficult and the units gave errors and you had to test again. The Alcosense Pro is a doddle to use in comparison, there is a green bar indicating blow pressure and it was easy to get a reading every time.I was a little concerned that the unit consistently measured zero the next day as previous units showed low or 0.20 so I tested it at home after a couple of beers and waited the appropriate time. The unit measured 0.35 which showed the unit was working correctly.Great unit overall and nice you can change countries and set a custom level
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very useful device

by lesley on 08/02/2016

excellent
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Very Nice unit, very comprehensive. Good value. Complies with BS-EN16280.

by Billinski on 08/02/2016

Firstly let me explain that I am in no way connected to AlcoSense and have not received any “reward” for providing this review, it is a genuine unbiased and truthful review.

I have updated this review after now having used the AlcoSense for a while now, and after having received the most helpful clarifications from the AlcoSense Laboratory. My previous “Cons” (“Zero Reading” and see below for explanation) was unfounded as what I perceived as a limitation was in fact a result of complying with BS-EN16280 which has now also been taken as a European wide standard.

Pros:-
- Very useful in that it covers many countries automatically setting limit according to that country.
- Uses similar fuel cell technology as the UK police, so is comparable with theirs with regards to accuracy. See the Top Gear YouTube video as evidence of this.
- Nice Display that predicts you what time you will be below limit.
- Remarkably easy to use.
- The tubes re-usable. This is not made clear in the description so I've wasted money on buying two packs of 25 tubes - silly me.

Caution:
Wait at least 30 minutes between last alcohol intake and use, as described the sensor is sensitive and can be damaged by too high an alcohol concentration.

Cons: None whatsoever. It would have been nice if the unit was “French NF” compliant, though since 2014 the French authorities have scrapped the fine for not carrying an NF certified breathalyser for an indefinite period. So no great shakes!

Zero Readings:
Do be aware, and it is stated in the instructions, the unit will not display a reading other than zero below 0.10‰BAC (0.05mg/L) because that AlcoSense have designed the unit to comply with the new British Standard (BSI) for breathalysers, BS-EN16280. The standard is actually technically a very high standard and mandates a very high level of accuracy from the product, however one quirk of this standard dictates that an reading below 0.10‰BAC (0.05mg/L) must be rounded down to ZERO and AlcoSense cannot display any other message – for example on the Elite it displays “LOW”. As this is a standard unfortunately AlcoSense cannot pick and choose which parts to comply with.

Other notes provided to me by AlcoSense:
“With regard to giving you an estimate of what alcohol consumption will show what reading on a breathalyser the following is a rule of thumb but does vary between different people. Roughly one unit of alcohol IN THE BLOOD will produce a reading of 0.10-0.15‰BAC on a breathalyser, depending on body weight and a number of other factors. So, for example, to be at the legal limit in England, you would need to have between 5.3 and 8 units of alcohol in the blood AT THE SAME TIME. Alcohol which is still in the stomach is not in the blood and therefore is not impairing you or measurable until it is processed into the blood stream. It must be remembered that the body is constantly processing alcohol into the blood stream from the digestive system and out of the blood stream at the same time. With no food in the stomach the alcohol gets into the blood stream in 15-30 minutes after drinking, with food this can extend up to 90 minutes. Without food more alcohol enters the blood stream more quickly and you have a higher peak reading, but the time from drinking to the alcohol leaving the body is shorter. With food in the stomach the rate of absorption into the blood stream is much slower and the peak alcohol reading will be significantly lower, but from the time to drinking to the alcohol leaving the system is longer as a result of the delay in entering the blood stream.
Applying the above to the situation you describe below, each can of Stella contains 2.1 units of alcohol = total of 4.2 units. If this was all in your blood stream at the same time you would register around 0.40-0.60‰BAC. However, as you drank this over 2 hours, after eating, the body will have absorbed some of the alcohol into the blood stream but not all when you measured yourself. The body will also be processing out one unit per hour so even though you drank 4.2 units I would normally estimate you would only ever see 1-2 units in the blood at any one time. As a result this corresponds with the readings you have seen.”
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Very Nice unit, very comprehensive. Good Value. Complies with BS-EN16280.

by Billinski on 08/02/2016

Firstly let me explain that I am in no way connected to AlcoSense and have not received any “reward” for providing this review, it is a genuine unbiased and truthful review.I have updated this review after now having used the AlcoSense for a while now, and after having received the most helpful clarifications from the AlcoSense Laboratory. My previous “Cons” (“Zero Reading” and see below for explanation) was unfounded as what I perceived as a limitation was in fact a result of complying with BS-EN16280 which has now also been taken as a European wide standard.Pros:-- Very useful in that it covers many countries automatically setting limit according to that country.- Uses similar fuel cell technology as the UK police, so is comparable with theirs with regards to accuracy. See the Top Gear YouTube video as evidence of this.- Nice Display that predicts you what time you will be below limit.- Remarkably easy to use.- The tubes re-usable. This is not made clear in the description so I've wasted money on buying two packs of 25 tubes - silly me.Caution:Wait at least 30 minutes between last alcohol intake and use, as described the sensor is sensitive and can be damaged by too high an alcohol concentration.Cons: None whatsoever. It would have been nice if the unit was “French NF” compliant, though since 2014 the French authorities have scrapped the fine for not carrying an NF certified breathalyser for an indefinite period. So no great shakes!Zero Readings:Do be aware, and it is stated in the instructions, the unit will not display a reading other than zero below 0.10‰BAC (0.05mg/L) because that AlcoSense have designed the unit to comply with the new British Standard (BSI) for breathalysers, BS-EN16280. The standard is actually technically a very high standard and mandates a very high level of accuracy from the product, however one quirk of this standard dictates that an reading below 0.10‰BAC (0.05mg/L) must be rounded down to ZERO and AlcoSense cannot display any other message – for example on the Elite it displays “LOW”. As this is a standard unfortunately AlcoSense cannot pick and choose which parts to comply with.Other notes provided to me by AlcoSense:“With regard to giving you an estimate of what alcohol consumption will show what reading on a breathalyser the following is a rule of thumb but does vary between different people. Roughly one unit of alcohol IN THE BLOOD will produce a reading of 0.10-0.15‰BAC on a breathalyser, depending on body weight and a number of other factors. So, for example, to be at the legal limit in England, you would need to have between 5.3 and 8 units of alcohol in the blood AT THE SAME TIME. Alcohol which is still in the stomach is not in the blood and therefore is not impairing you or measurable until it is processed into the blood stream. It must be remembered that the body is constantly processing alcohol into the blood stream from the digestive system and out of the blood stream at the same time. With no food in the stomach the alcohol gets into the blood stream in 15-30 minutes after drinking, with food this can extend up to 90 minutes. Without food more alcohol enters the blood stream more quickly and you have a higher peak reading, but the time from drinking to the alcohol leaving the body is shorter. With food in the stomach the rate of absorption into the blood stream is much slower and the peak alcohol reading will be significantly lower, but from the time to drinking to the alcohol leaving the system is longer as a result of the delay in entering the blood stream.Applying the above to the situation you describe below, each can of Stella contains 2.1 units of alcohol = total of 4.2 units. If this was all in your blood stream at the same time you would register around 0.40-0.60‰BAC. However, as you drank this over 2 hours, after eating, the body will have absorbed some of the alcohol into the blood stream but not all when you measured yourself. The body will also be processing out one unit per hour so even though you drank 4.2 units I would normally estimate you would only ever see 1-2 units in the blood at any one time. As a result this corresponds with the readings you have seen.”
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Excellent Unit

by Curly on 08/02/2016

superb machine, so much better than the elite. the bars to show you how hard to blow is excellent idea as kept getting it wrong on the elite. i think anyone who likes a drink in the evening but drives in the morning should have one. could save your license or more importantly a life...
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Good to have that added piece of mind the morning after.

by JBMcDon on 07/02/2016

Upgraded from an Elite unit, no calibration required before use. Good to have that added piece of mind the morning after.
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*

by * on 07/02/2016

Just got it yesterday and 'tested' myself this morning (passed) - most useful if you want to drive
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My new best friend

by Steamhead on 06/02/2016

Only used once but very impressed so far. Gives you peace of mind when driving several hours after having a couple of pints.
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All drivers who drink should have one.

by The Binfield Biker. on 05/02/2016

My initial impression is that it is a well thought out high quality product which is a useful aid for any driver who may only drink in moderation. On screen instructions are simple to follow and the result of testing is easy to understand. In particular the results are educational and extremely useful in preventing inadvertent breaches of the law. I feel the unit will be very useful when abroad on holiday when perhaps one tends to over indulge in the evenings. My only minor concern is that the carrying case is rather bulky and I would prefer for travelling a soft leather case; a very minor point when considering the strengths and practicality of the unit.
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AlcoSense Pro

by Shaun Alexander on 04/02/2016

No messing about with an alcohol mix to get it started like the Elite, easy to use with more information.
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Absolutely brilliant

by Mr James Ure on 04/02/2016

Great machine even down to the time you are zero
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AlcoSense Breathalyzers

by Colin MacKenzie on 04/02/2016

Have just purchased directly from AlcoSense the new improved version of their machine. Having been pleased with original which I bought 3-4 years ago for myself and 3 x adult children, I am delighted with the improvements to the new model in terms of multi country application, improved accuracy and 'time to sober' countdown.

Nicely styled piece of kit, especially with the neat case available as an extra.
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Super Product

by Shaun on 27/01/2016

Very easy to set up and use. Clear instructions supplied with the item. Countdown indicator regarding the time you may be clear is a useful feature.
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The best one to get

by Ando on 26/01/2016

Much better than the elite easier to use
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Quality and accuracy. Seems very well made

by Skelly Pete on 24/01/2016

My first Breathalyzer. Have borrowed a friends one before but this is far more like a professional/police device. I'm sometimes concerned about being over the limit in the morning and this gives me the reassurance that I'm ok to drive. Simple to use and gives you an indication of when you can get behind the wheel if you blow over the limit.
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Would not be without one.

by Totty on 24/01/2016

The meter is very easy to use and is a real eye opener when i tested myself the following morning after drinking the night before.
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Excellent product

by Norabatty on 23/01/2016

Easy to use and like the way it tells you approx. how long you need to wait before driving. So easy to use & a great help for the morning after when you think you're fine to drive, this certainly opens your eyes to the reality. The replacement blow tubes are a tad expensive which would be my only criticism.
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Buy one, you know it makes sense...

by bloodyfedup on 22/01/2016

Very smart, very simple to use, great looking, great value and does exactly what it says!
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well thought out, but expensive consumables. Outstanding customer service

by camo110 on 21/01/2016

Well presented and easy to use. Blow coach very helpful.
I find the blow tube a loose fit and continually have to hold in position when using, difficult to do due to the odd angle the blow tube is angled at. Why it is not a firm press fit i dont know.
Try and do this whilst trying to keep the blow coach within the lines, raise your eyes at an acute angle whilst holding the tube in position.

I also think the cost of the blow tubes is prohibitive and excessive and may have put me off if i had seen the price prior to the unit purchase. having considerable experience of plastics these should cost pennies.

These comments should be viewed as constructive criticism - NOT complaints
I am more then satisfied with the unit
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Alcosense Pro - nice unit

by YorkyGeoff on 21/01/2016

As a previous owner of an AlcoSense Elite I was not impressed. However, the company have been very fair and I now have an AlcoSense Pro to use. This unit is in every way better, and at last I have confidence in the results it produces. It is also an order of magnitude easier to use. The unit is well designed and well built. And, much more importantly, it actually works!
Pity the Elite was such a let down, but a fair recovery!
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Looks Good, Works Great, What's not to like?

by Phil on 21/01/2016

Looks really smart, blow-coach is a brilliant feature, there's really nothing to not like, it works well, looks good and isn't big and bulky.
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Looks good

by Yuri on 21/01/2016

I just received yesterday so have not tried yet but will send you a review after I have used it
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Very good machine

by JB on 21/01/2016

Very easy to use. Like how it works big improvement on other test kits. Good value for money
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A good design well executed

by Pete.G on 21/01/2016

Good design, easy to use. Easy to change jurisdictions with different limits. A must for a driving holiday where one 'might' have the occasional good night out!!!
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Makes you feel so much safer...

by Bubbles... on 21/01/2016

I have had the Elite for quite a while with varying results! I bought the Pro for the morning after testing and I think its superb.
The unit is smart and the screen is big and very easy to read. I like the way it shows you how hard to blow and for how long.
I am told the accuracy of the Pro is light years ahead of the previous models and I can believe this given the technology behind this little machine.
If you like a drink in the evening and want to drive the following morning I would highly recommend this unit. May seem a lot of money to invest at the start but no where near the cost or the misery of drink driving the following morning.
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Worth buying

by Bubs on 21/01/2016

Simple to set up and use. Initially I was surprised that my reading was very low after some drinks the night before but I have been reassured after some testing that the sensor works well
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Well designed and engineered

by orly airport on 21/01/2016

Excellent design and easy to use
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So far cannot fault what what appears to be an excellent product

by Ralphfg on 21/01/2016

The Alcosense Pro really is a leap forward. Compared to the previous product the Elite which was very good it is light years ahead and very much easier to use
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Alcosense Pro

by John on 21/01/2016

Having been as alcosense elite owner for years, took the opportunity to upgrade to the pro to benefit from the advanced more accurate fuel cell technology at very competitive price. This was primary reason for change as more accurate than previous units, which is ultimately the most important quality of any breathalyser in my opinion. On receipt of unit very pleased with quality, ease of use and additional features. Would highly recommend.
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AlcoSense

by John Bates on 31/12/2015

The breathalyzer pro is very easy to use and a big improvement on the other models
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AlcoSense Pro Breathalyzer

by SubaruJack (Review shared from Halfords.co.uk) on 15/12/2015

I've had a breathalyzer for a few years which finally gave up the ghost this month. I bought the new AlcoSense Pro as a replacement/upgrade and I'm really impressed with it. It's so easy to use and I love that it tells you how long it takes until you're sober and shows how you're blowing on the screen. It makes it so easy to use. The design is great and the build is really nice - it feels quality. Accuracy wise it seems good but I don't have anything to judge it against, but the overall feel of the product and the operation gives you confidence in the quality. I would recommend it!
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A really polished product.

by Phil4 (Review shared from Halfords.co.uk) on 15/12/2015

I'll start by saying, that overall I'm very very impressed with this. The overall design, the lovely screen, and the way it works is top notch. So overall I'd say I'm very happy. It's very easy to use, and looks like a nice device too, much more smart and modern than older units.

If there was one stand-out feature, it would be Blow Coach. It's a really simple feature, but makes it so easy to use. As you blow the screen shows two realtime bars, one you need to keep in the middle (how hard you blow) and the other shows you how much longer to blow.

It sounds simple, but really makes it very easy to use.

The rest of the device is similarly polished, the screen is clear and bright, the device is smart. And it all works nicely.

If you've any concerns about the morning after, I'd highly recommend this to check.
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