AlcoSense Elite 3 Breathalyzer (NEW)

AlcoSense Elite 3 Breathalyzer (NEW)

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AlcoSense Elite 3 Breathalyzer (NEW)

Upgraded in almost every way, the AlcoSense Elite 3 replaces the multi award-winning Elite 2, raising the bar once again for semi-conductor breathalysers. Designed in the UK by AlcoSense’s award winning team, the AlcoSense™ Elite 3 is the successor to the highly acclaimed AlcoSense™ Elite 2 - the most award-winning breathalyser on the market in the UK, including What Car? Best Breathalyser under £100, Road Safety Analysis Group Test Winner, Diesel Car Group Test Winner, Fifth Gear Group Test Winner amongst others. 


AlcoSense Elite 3
Semi-Conductor Breathalyser


At a glance:

  • Successor to the multi award-winning Elite 2
  • 28mm2 Semi-conductor Sensor
  • User selectable limits for Scotland/Ireland and England/Wales
  • Memory recall of last 9 results
  • Colour coded results
  • Two digit readings (e.g. 0.29mg/L)
  • Readings in either mg/L or ‰BAC

An award-winning heritage

Designed in the UK by AlcoSense’s award winning team, the AlcoSense™ Elite 3 is the successor to the highly acclaimed AlcoSense™ Elite 2 - the most award-winning breathalyser on the market in the UK, including What Car? Best Breathalyser under £100, Road Safety Analysis Group Test Winner, Diesel Car Group Test Winner, Fifth Gear Group Test Winner amongst others. 

AlcoSense Elite 3

The AlcoSense Elite 3 sits at the top of our entry level breathalysers which use Semi-Conductor sensors. Utilising the latest Semi-Conductor sensor design, it offers unrivalled user friendliness and accuracy at this price point, before going up to our more advanced Fuel Cell sensor breathalysers including the Excel, Pro and Ultra. Compare models here.

Easy to use and understand

The AlcoSense™ Elite 3 has been designed to be as easy as possible to use, fitting in the palm of your hand. To activate the breathalyser all you do is turn it on and it will count down 0 while it prepares the sensor, then it will display the blow symbol on screen. When it says blow, blow through the tube for approximately 6 seconds until it beeps. A few seconds later your results will be shown in increments of 0.01, giving you total clarity on your alcohol level.

The Elite 3 uses a colour coded results system and will even alert you when you are near or over your chosen limit which you can set to any of the three limits in place in the UK and Ireland, please see the screen shots below.

AlcoSense Elite 3 Screens

All limits for the UK and Ireland! 

You can set the Elite 3 to alert you when you are close to or over any Irish or UK limit including 0.20‰BAC (Irish Limit for professional and novice drivers), 0.50‰BAC (Irish and Scottish limit) and 0.8‰BAC (rest of the UK and Channel Islands). If you travel between the territories you can easily change the Elite 3 between limits in seconds. 

Scotland, England and Ireland

The latest Semi-Conductor sensor technology

Utilising the latest Semi-Conductor alcohol sensor technology, the Elite 3 features a premium 28mm2 alcohol sensor, using the highest specification of Semi-Conductor  alcohol sensor technology available. It has taken the Group Test Winning reliability of the Elite 2 (What Car? Best Breathalyser under £100, Road Safety Analysis Group Test Winner, Diesel Car Group Test Winner, Fifth Gear Group Test Winner) and improved it.

30 percent more accurate

The Elite 3 is now 30% more accurate than the Elite 2 and importantly, it is less sensitive to drift between calibrations; improving the long-term accuracy of the breathalyser.

6 second breath sampling for real world accuracy

AlcoSense Elite 3 features inbuilt air flow sensors to increase accuracy of the breathalyser in real world use, not only the lab. The most accurate concentration of alcohol in the breath is in the deep lung air and can only be measured after 1.2 litres of air has been blown out. The Elite 3 does not measure the volume of breath blown out (the Excel upward do), but it does sample the breath for 6 seconds which, for the average person, will include deep lung air.

If you do not blow for long enough the breathalyser will alert you and you can retake the test. Rival breathalysers at this price point typically take samples over less than 4 seconds and only sampling air from the throat. This can make them slightly easier to blow in to, but significanlty reduces accuracy.

Memory Recall

To make life even easier, the Elite 3 will store the last nine test results which can be easily accessed by pressing and holding the history button on the front of the breathalyser. Then scroll through the results by clicking the same button again.

Designed by an Award Winning Team

The Elite 3 is a sleek pocket sized breathalyser which can be discretely kept anywhere. Designed in the UK by AlcoSense Laboratories' award winning design team, it shares the same design DNA as the AlcoSense Excel (German Design Awards Winner 2018) and AlcoSense Pro and Ultra (Red Dot International Product Design Award 2016). AlcoSense Laboratories has won more independent group tests and awards for the performance of our breathalysers than any other brand in the UK, browse our trophy cabinet by clicking here.

AlcoSense Elite 3 Dimensions

The Elite 3 measures only 110mm (height) x 51mm (width) x 20mm (depth). It is powered by 3 x AAA batteries (included in the pack) meaning that you can use it anywhere at any time.

Auto Sensor Cleaning

Keeping a Semi-Conductor breathalyser sensor clean and free from oxidisation is essential for long term accuracy and performance. The AlcoSense Elite 3 automatically performs a sensor clean after every time it is used and periodically performs a deep sensor clean, helping to keep the sensor in top condition and reading at its most accurate and performing at its best throughout its lifetime.

Recalibration Alerts

The Elite 3 now features a calibration reminder after 12 months or 300 tests so you can easily remember to have your breathalyser recalibrated and ensure ongoing accuracy.


Using the latest technology and innovations, such as sensor algorithm and automatic sensor maintenance, AlcoSense™ Elite 3 can be used again and again whilst maintaining better accuracy.


Every AlcoSense unit is tested for accuracy three times before leaving our factory. As a result, our quality control is arguably the best in the industry meaning that you can have 100% faith in our products. AlcoSense Elite 3 has industry leading accuracy of +/-0.2‰BAC which is unique in this price range. If you require greater accuracy, please consider one of the models further up the range

Why Delay?

Part of the responsible enjoyment of alcohol is to understand its effect on the body and to understand when you are safe to drive, AlcoSense™ helps people do exactly that and takes out the potentially fatal guess work the morning after. Don’t leave it to chance, order yours today.


Additional Information

Suitable forConsumer Use
AwardsJust released
Certified StandardISO9001
Product Accuracy±0.20‰BAC over reading range
Sensor TypePremium Semi-Conductor
Sensor Size (mm²)28 mm²
Police SensorNo
Breath Sampling SystemBasic
Don't Drive Alert When Close to LimitYes
Adjustable Don’t Drive Alert LevelAdjustable - Any UK/Irish/Scottish Limit
BlowCoach* - Real time blowing feedbackNo
Features - Ease of UseBacklit Mouthpiece Receiver, Don't Drive Alert When Close to Limit, Re-Calibration Reminder
Features - AccuracyBreath Sampling Sensors
Unit of Measuremg/L (Breath Alc), ‰BAC (Blood Alc)
Reading DetailUp to 2 decimal places
Max Reading (‰BAC)2.0
Test Memory9 Tests
Screen Size (Diagonal)48mm
Screen TypeThree Colour LCD
Mouthpiece TypeBlow Tubes
Re-Calibration Period12 Months
Re-Calibration Cost£22.99 inc VAT
Expiry DateNo
Product Dimensions(H x W x D): 110 x 51 x 20 mm
Product Weight112g (Including Batteries)
In The Box1 x Breathalyzer, 3 x AAA Batteries, 6 x Blow Tubes, Instruction Manual
Warranty12 Months
Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8/5 from 31 customer reviews

great and easy to use

by col on 19/01/2020

Had a heavy night and went out and bought the elite3, so easy to use and took out any guessing and risk to the decision to drive the morning after.
It is very educational, and can be used socially to educate people.

by Wol on 14/01/2020

The Alcosense Elite3 is superb, easy to use, and has an excellent set of comprehensive instructions. I am extremely pleased with it, having set it up and used it. It is also very educational, and can be used socially to educate people.
Excellent product

by Dan on 13/01/2020

Recently bought the elite 3 excellent product. Every one should have one in the car.

Very easy to use

by Deirdre s on 13/01/2020

Bought this breathalyzer a few weeks ago and I have to say I find it very easy to use and accurate. Would highly recommend
Excellent product

by Bev on 13/01/2020

This is an excellent product and I highly recommend it.
Excellent product for the price

by Duncan on 08/01/2020

I bought the Alcosense Elite 3. The instructions are very straight forward and it was easy to set up. The unit is very compact and neat and gives very accurate results. Well worth the cost.
Pleased so far...

by Dave999 on 08/01/2020

Customer service is very good and online queries are responded to rapidly. The first unit was faulty, but replacement was arranged quickly & without any quibble. The replacement unit seems fine so far. It's easy to use, but bear in mind that you may have to allow a few minutes for the unit to self-clean and warm up before a test is possible. The breath tubes are single-use plastic; it would be nice if they were washable/reusable. The packaging is a clever piece of cardboard origami with very minimal (and recyclable) plastic.
Makes sense

by Richard on 07/01/2020

Recently purchased the elite 3 model in order to have confidence of being safe to drive after having a drink or two the night before. Easy to setup and works well.
Great product

by Eoin on 03/01/2020

very easy to set up, great piece of kit that everyone should have in their car.
Good product

by Rach on 02/01/2020

Recently purchased this item therefore it has only been used a couple of times. However, it has been a good buy so far with easy instructions.
A must have piece of kit

by Dave on 01/01/2020

Tried this out this today. Solid piece of kit. Seems very easy to use.
Not convinced 100% yet

by Alan on 01/01/2020

Was given as a present this Christmas and found it very easy to set up and use. When I used it the next morning about midday, it read 0.00 in the green, but I felt I could still detect alcohol on my breath. Maybe I am just being overcautious as I have never used anything like this before.
Good so far

by henerz on 29/12/2019

Received as a gift to replace my aged alcosense lite. Pretty good so far, much more sophisticated and accurate than the lite. Would really like re useable tubes like competitors have though, both from an environmental and financial point of view.
Excellent service and product

by Missy on 28/12/2019

I first bought an alcosense in 2014 and have just upgraded it. Very pleased with the new model and the team at alcosnese are very helpful with any queries. I would agree that a pin would have been helpful and I was also unable to find how to submit a review to claim the free tubes.
Alcosense Elite 3

by Richard on 27/12/2019

Excellent product, easy to use, very clear instruction booklet enclosed. Provides peace of mind before getting behind the wheel.
Got for Christmas.

by Rob on 26/12/2019

Tried this out this morning. Reassurance after night before. So easy to use.
Highly recommended

by Freddie on 25/12/2019

Wonderful Product. Easy to use.
Essential nowadays.
Highly recommended.

Fred Cudmore
A must have

by Gfinch on 24/12/2019

Great product easy to use. A must have for anyone who enjoys a drink anytime of year.

by GREG on 23/12/2019

EXCELLENT piece off kit easy to use east to set up and will be able to use when touring in other countries thanks greg
Good quality - does what it says on the tin!

by Tiffa on 22/12/2019

Good quality and easy to use. Excellent customer service. They suggested this model to replace my Special Edition model which they couldn't recalibrate. Miss one or two features of my previous model - didn't have to 'waft' the other model when it performed it's clean after a test & the BAC limit could be set using the on screen menu. Despite these differences happy with the product.
Hopefully better than last one

by Blackpennant on 22/12/2019

Bought an AlcoSense Elite, 2 years ago, has been well looked after with little use, sent it in for calibration and was told they couldn’t calibrate it, and I needed to buy an ‘upgrade’
It was discounted, but I’m still not happy that something I paid good money for, thinking it was good quality, only two years ago
Hoping to get a better service from this one
Fingers crossed
Bought the elite 3

by Tracey on 18/12/2019

We bought this for my 18 year old son - just to make sure he was safe to drive ... the day after.
It’s great - very easy to use. Delighted with the product
Safe driving

by LesleyF on 15/12/2019

Bought this product on recommendation from family members supported by amazing reviews on various websites.
Once ensured it has been set up correctly, product is very easy to use.
Only one criticism, don’t you think you should supply a pin, instead of having to search for a paper clip to set the product?

Safe driving!
Seems to work well

by Gavin on 13/12/2019

I bought this to replace my trusty old Elite 2. The setting up seemed a bit more complex than the old model but, having done that, it seems to work well. I had to contact alcosense to find out how to post a review however since I couldn’t find this information in the booklet.
Does exactly what it's meant to

by Willie Eviston on 13/12/2019

Highly satisfied with the product. Gives great peace of mind!
excellent product, highly recommended

by tom on 09/12/2019

Cannot fault the product in anyway, it does what it is supposed to do
Peace of Mind

by Michael on 04/12/2019

A replacement for an older model to provide an accurate means to educate new driver family members and keep everyone safe from "assumptions" and "wishful thinking following drinking".

by oliver on 29/11/2019

I have compaired this with a recently recalibrated model and am very satisfied with the result
Great product no guessing the next day

by Brian M on 28/11/2019

Great product very easy to use and set up well worth the money
No need to chance driving the next morning it removes the risk.
Great easy to use unit

by Brian M on 28/11/2019

Upgraded to alcosense 3 from the elite very easy to use , well recommended product good value for money and you don’t need to risk driving the next day if your over the limit
Well crafted & simple to use

by Alex.s on 27/11/2019

I have only had this product for a day or two and it comes across as a very well made component breathalyser... very impressed.. Far better than the cheap ones on eBay ! Well worth investment.