AlcoSense Excel Fuel Cell Breathalyzer
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AlcoSense Excel Fuel Cell Breathalyzer

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AlcoSense Excel Fuel Cell Breathalyzer

"Auto Express Magazine Best Buy 2016"
The new AlcoSense Excel boasts a number of world firsts for a sub £100 breathalyzer, including a 64mm2 version of exactly the same Fuel Cell sensor used by Police breathalysers.

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Auto Express 2016 Best Buy"AlcoSense has the edge... [the Excel] proved accurate at all levels. A great combination of price and performance."






AlcoSense Excel 
Fuel Cell Breathalyser

At a glance:

  • 64mm2 Fuel Cell Sensor – smaller version of Police sensor
  • Almost twice as accurate as award winning AlcoSense Elite
  • 48mm Full Colour TFT Screen
  • Works with any drink drive limit in the world
  • Re-calibration alert
  • Award-winning housing design

AlcoSense Excel

Designed from the ground up by AlcoSense in the UK, the Excel utilises the award winning chassis of the AlcoSense Pro and Ultra to bring an entry level fuel cell breathalyser with outstanding accuracy and functionality to the sub £100 price point.

Fuel Cell Accuracy

Fuel Cell Accuracy

The Excel uses a 64mm² version of exactly the same 200mm² Fuel Cell sensor used in several UK, US & European Police Breathalyzers. Many brands claim they feature "Police Sensors" or similar, simply because they use a fuel cell sensor. But not all fuel cells are the same... The Excel’s sensor is identical to the law enforcement version, just smaller, giving the Excel unrivalled accuracy at this price point.

 

Breath Volume Sensing with Temperature Compensation

The most accurate way to measure breath alcohol is to measure the deep lung air, to get to this air the user must to blow out 1 litre of air before a reading is taken. If the reading is taken too early the breathalyser can give low or inconsistent readings. Most rival products at this price point rely on using a timer to estimate when 1 litre has passed but users blow at different pressures meaning the actual volume when the measurement is taken can vary wildly leading to the sample being taken at the incorrect time and an inaccurate reading being shown to the user.

The AlcoSense Excel senses the volume of breath exhaled during the test and takes a reading when 1 litre of air has been exhaled, ensuring the most accurate and consistent sample is always taken. To improve accuracy even further, readings are fine-tuned according to temperature – so whether we’re in a heat wave or the biggest snowfall for 30 years the Excel will compensate to ensure the best accuracy possible. 

 

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 but this means that the reading could be higher or lower than the true reading by this amount. The AlcoSense Excel has some clever software to stop under-reading – i.e. instead of having a tolerance of +/-0.10‰BAC, the AlcoSense Excel’s tolerance is +0.15‰BAC, -0.00‰BAC. This means the Excel will read a little on the safe side, not too low and more than twice as accurate as the award-winning AlcoSense Elite.

 AlcoSense Excel

Any Limit in the World – Literally

Using the simple menu system the AlcoSense Excel can be set to any limit, anywhere in the world. You can adjust the units of measure between mg/L (breath alcohol) and ‰BAC (blood alcohol) readings, the drink drive limit and blood breath ratio. If you’re travelling abroad all you need to do is set the three parameters according to the table in the user manual. Ideal for cross border or even cross continent travel.

Adjustable Drink Drive Limit

If you’re looking for something even easier, consider the AlcoSense Pro and Ultra which come with a pre-loaded database of over 40 limits around the world. Just choose your country in the menu and at the click of a button it will set every up for you according to the local legislation.

 

Award Winning Design

The AlcoSense uses the same housing as the AlcoSense Pro and Ultra – winners of the 2016 Red Dot International Product Design Award. Previous winners include Apple, BMW, LG, Porsche Design, Lenovo, Bose and Dell, and now AlcoSense!

2106 Red Dot  Design Award Winner 

Detailed, Easy to Understand Results

AlcoSense Excel 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 blood (‰BAC) readings. If you’re close to or over your chosen limit the Excel will alert you not to drive.

Low or Zero Alcohol Alcohol present but under the limit
Zero or trace alcohol    Alcohol present but
under the limit

Close to or over the limit

Close to or over the limit a
don't drive alert is given
with your reading

 

Memory Recall

The Excel stores your last 24 readings in its memory for easy review at a later stage. If you require a larger memory, or with date and time stamp please consider the AlcoSense Pro and Ultra.

Easy to Use Graphical Interface

The Excel’s software is built upon the same easy to use platform as the award winning Pro and Ultra. The Excel gives you prompts and instructions on screen and a simple and easy to use menu system.

    AlcoSense Excel Home Screen        insert blow tube 
Opening Screen     Easy to use on screen
instructions

Keep blowing

user tips

Helpful prompts every
step of the way
If you get it wrong, the
Excel will alert you

AlcoSense Excel Menu

Intuitive menu system

 

Backlit “Twin” Blow Tube Receptor

The Excel features a backlit blow tube receptor so it’s easy to put a blow tube even in low light. The Excel 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.

 Backlit blow tube hole for low light use

Re-Calibration Alert

Any breathalyzer requires re-calibration after a period of use, the AlcoSense Excel has an industry leading calibration period of 12 months from the first time you use it. To improve reliability and user friendliness AlcoSense Excel 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 Excel 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 Excel 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 Excel will enter a protection mode which allows the sensor to recover before allowing further tests.

Quality & Reliability Assured

Quality Assured with ISO13485

The AlcoSense Excel 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 Excel is a device you can rely on.

Spec

Additional Information

Suitable for Consumer Use, Workplace Use
Awards Auto Express Best Buy 2016, Auto Express Top Products of 2016, Red Dot Product Design Award 2016
Certified Standard ISO13485
Product Accuracy +0.15‰BAC, -0.00‰BAC
Sensor Type Fuel Cell
Sensor Size (sq. mm) 64 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 Intermediate
Don't Drive Alert When Close to Limit Yes
Adjustable Don’t Drive Alert Level Adjustable - Manual to Any Limit Worldwide
Features - Ease of Use Backlit Mouthpiece Receiver, Don't Drive Alert When Close to Limit, Re-Calibration Reminder, USB Port for Updates & Improvements
Features - Accuracy Breath Sampling Sensors, Sensor Overload Protection, Sensor Purge for Better Accuracy, Temperature Compensation
Unit of Measure mg/L (Breath Alc), ‰BAC (Blood Alc)
Reading Detail Up to 2 decimal places
Max Reading (‰BAC) 2.0
Test Memory 24 tests
Screen Size (Diagonal) 48mm
Screen Type Full Colour TFT
Mouthpiece Type Blow Tubes, Professional Mouthpieces
Re-Calibration Period 12 Months
Re-Calibration Cost £19.99 inc VAT
Expiry Date No
Product Dimensions (H x W x D): 107 x 55 x 29 mm
Product Weight 147g (Including Batteries)
In The Box 1 Breathalyzer, 3 x AAA Batteries, 5 Blow Tubes, Instruction Manual, Micro USB Cable
Warranty 12 Months
EAN 5060318910205
Media Reviews

Media Reviews

AlcoSense Excel Best Buy in Auto Express 2016 Group Test
16/11/2016

Rating: ★★★★★

The AlcoSense Excel came out top in Auto Express Magaziine's breathalyser Group Test featuring ten breathalysers from 6 different brands! Testing under lab and real world conditions they concluded:

"AlcoSense has the edge here... [the Excel] proved accurate at all levels. A great combination of price and performance."

Read the full article here


AlcoSense Excel German Design Award 2018

21//7/17

The AlcoSense Excel has been nominated by the German Design Council for the 2018 German Design Awards. It has recieved nomination to the Medical and Transport categories for Excellent Design. Judging will take place at the end of the year, with the winners announced in early 2018. 


Sunday Times Driving Review of the AlcoSense Excel

11/11/2016

"Christmas can be a boozy time of year and many revellers hit the road the morning after a drop too many. Do them (and other road users) a favour with this breathalyser from top brand AlcoSense. We tested the AlcoSense Pro before Christmas last year but this new model promises even more."

Read the full article here.


Telegraph review of the AlcoSense Excel

16/12/2016

"the Excel was compared with the results from a £2,000 police breathalyser. The police unit gave a reading of 0.333mg/L... with the same alcohol sample, the Excel gave an exact reading of 0.339mg/L."

Read the full article here


The Guardian Breathalyzer Review

9/04/2017

“The AlcoSense Excel is [for] those who rely on their license for work or play, and who seek reliability and accuracy at an affordable price. We tested the accuracy of the AlcoSense Excel against a £13,000 evidential breathalyser used in Police stations and the readings were almost identical.”

Read the full review here (the article is below the Volvo Review)


19/12/2016

"it's easier than you think to unintentionally drink drive the morning after a boozy Christmas evening if you went a bit too far with the Bailey's the night before...the AlcoSense Excel brings a new level of accuracy and reliability for drivers, a great passive-aggressive Christmas gift for your favourite booze hound friend"

Read the full review here


21/12/2016

"Setup is straightforward...Using the device is incredibly easy. It's quick, clear and leaves you in little doubt about whether you're over the limit or not.... AlcoSense Excel offers far greater accuracy and can be used again and again, handy for anyone who drives for a living."

Read the ful review here


Evo Magazine

25/11/2016

"Class leading accuracy"


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


19th May 2017

Rating: 9/10 

“The AlcoSense was consistent in both tests when compared to the calibrated alcometer [Lion 500 Police Breathalyser]. That's quite impressive… In the few weeks I've had the unit I've had no issues with testing, the unit has consistently produced a reading that matches what I expected given the drinks consumed.

It's compact, easy to use and reliable. If you're in the market for a breathalyser then you can't go wrong with this one.”

Read the full review here


Total 911 AlcoSense Excel Breathalyser Review

May 2017 Issue

"AlcoSense Excel is the perfect travel partner"


 

 

07/12/2016

"It's extremely simple to use and fairly foolproof.....its accuracy and reliability make it a good choice.....the AlcoSense Excel is a reasonably priced way to get an accurate gauge on blood alcohol level" 

Read the full review here 


Motorverso Review of AlcoSense Excel

24/11/2016

"If you are looking for a personal breathalyser, then get the AlcoSense Excel breathalyser...a high quality fuel cell breathalyser which has outstanding functions and accuracy to a sub-£100 price point."

Read the full review here


MMM Breathalyser Award

July 2017 Issue of Motorhome Motorcaravan Monthly

“highly accurate and reliable, and has a compact and easy-to-use design. It features a slide mechanism

that keeps the sensor and blow tube receptacle covered when not in use, and the colour screen makes levels of tipsiness easy to read. Also, limits can easily be adjusted to the country you’re travelling in”


Frost Magazine

24/11/2016

"We could not be more of a fan of this.....It is superb value and it can save your life and your job.....A brilliant device to keep in your bag"

"We can't recommend it enough"

Read the full review here


GadgetHead masthead

Rating: ★★★★★

"The Excel's sensor is identical to the law enforcement version, just smaller, giving the Excel unrivalled accuracy at this price point"

"At only £100 there are no negatives to the Excel....and with the positives being potentially lifesaving it is a worthwhile investment"

Read the full review here


March 2017

Rating: ★★★★★

"It's simple to use...gives you an instant reading... a valuable piece of kit. Highly recommended."


Retro Cars Breathalyser Review AlcoSense Excel

May 2017 Issue

Awarded "Top Gadget" May 2017

"There's no doubt every car should have one of these in the glovebox!"


March 2017

"We used a breath alcohol simulator, the same equipment used for calibration and accuracy checking Police evidential breathalysers, to compare the readings of the Excel and a £1,700 Police breathalyser. Both the Excel and the Police breathalyser showed exactly the same."

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9/5 from 95 Customer Reviews

Great product, great company

by Phil C on 19/11/2017

Great company, great product and they upgraded me to elite model as this model was out of stock. Would recommend.
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highly recommended

by scotreview on 05/11/2017

As party season approaches we wanted to be sure we were okay to drive the next morning and this little device takes away any doubt. Super easy to use with a clear readout. Already recommending it to friends.
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Brilliant product

by CRAIG D. on 23/10/2017

Absolutely fantastic device. I was amazed at the quality together with the ease of use. It will be travelling everywhere with me . Worth the price to safeguard your licence ....
Great Product

by M McDonald on 19/10/2017

Great product, well built, clear and easy to use and very reassuring on those occasional mornings after the night before.
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Just buy this and stop deliberating and worrying

by Mad Mole on 17/10/2017

Should state that I already own several cheaper (and some not so cheap) other manufacturers breathalysers. Some i wouldn't trust to even be able to tell I was totally sober or drop dead drunk. Others kind work but tend to be inconsistent, and you are never sure if you are really clear or not. Many of these seem to slightly under read and are more accurate at lower levels (not what you really need)Then I bought an AlcoSense Excel. Well, this is the dogs dangly bits by far. Its easy to use, on screen instructions are very clear. Its easy to blow into, with an easily visible guide that its working and when to stop. The readings are VERY consistent, exactly what you would expect them to be. It is definitely now my reference machine and I trust it. If you are looking around and undecided then just pay the extra and buy this, you won't regret itPros: Clear, Easy to use, Accurate, ConsistentCons: Nothing really except for cost, and a couple of times its not turned on completely when opening the slider (screen corrupted), switching off and on fixed that. not an issue reallyNow my go to device
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Excellent unit.

by crispy on 03/10/2017

Needed to upgrade an old semi conductor breathalyser, this fuel cell one is recommended by auto express, however it was out of stock so I was sent the next model up at no extra charge, result! The unit is well made and easy to use, results of each test are clear. It comes with good and interesting info about how it works. Essential bit of kit for "the morning after" worrier.
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Best of British

by David R H Baylis on 30/09/2017

A well built, easy to use essential piece of kit and British made too. It does what it says on the tin and I would not be without it.
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Five Stars

by G. C. Hurrell on 28/09/2017

Very simple and straightforward to use.
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Great device NEver drink and drive but this helps me ...

by Mr M Whittaker on 25/09/2017

Great device NEver drink and drive but this helps me understand if I should leave the car At home the days after I have been out the night beforeAlso have a teenage daughter who likes to party so provides evidence that she can't use her car the day after
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... that based upon what I read it seemed a good product. However

by Nicholas Dodd on 20/09/2017

I bought one after doing some research and concluded that based upon what I read it seemed a good product. However, I have no means of verifying how accurate it is - just have to trust it. Having said that I don't drink and drive as such so this is to check the morning after and in my case has always shown clear. When I first started to research breathalysers I emailed AlcoSense to ask about the costs and process for re-calibration. They didn't bother to respond so that doesn't bode well as a measure of their customer service. When I first came to use it I couldn't get the blow tube to stay in the socket. It was only after looking very carefully at the socket that I realised that it had to be inserted at an angle. There is nowhere in the instructions that mention this nor any pictures to show it. The rest of the instructions are good and set up was easy. Overall it seems to be well made and easy to use - time will tell.
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I recieved excellent service from this company which went above and beyond ...

by Lea Latham on 19/09/2017

I recieved excellent service from this company which went above and beyond the norm.The product I received was an ungraded version AlcoSense Pro. It was extremely easy to set up and even easier to use. We have tested it out and it is performing very accurately in all senses. I highly recommend this product.
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GREAT GADGET

by h j stiggelbout on 17/09/2017

I bought this because of its good reviews and becauseI wanted a decent, re-usable product. Initially to take to France but later because I wish to check my "status" and that of my children the morning after drinking.I received a free upgrade to the PRO model.The product is good looking, handles well and is a "breeze" to use.Instruction are clear and helpfulGREAT GADGET
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Review on Husbands behalf.

by Elise on 14/09/2017

I ordered these on behalf of my Husband so cannot give a personal review however, my Husband works in a management position within an industry that requires alcohol testing to be done regularly. The fact that he has used this item previously and still continues to use them speaks for itself.Obviously a reliable item.
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Best model in the range

by Mr Richard J Tod on 10/09/2017

Worth the extra money to upgrade from the semi conductor model. Easier to set up and use
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Compact and reliable.

by William Hunter on 04/09/2017

Excellent and much easier and faster to use than previous breathalysers I've owned.
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SImple to use and appears very accurate. Need to ...

by R. Beasley on 29/08/2017

SImple to use and appears very accurate. Need to read and understand the instructions before you use it for the first time!!
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Easy to use.

by H.C. on 26/08/2017

Easy to use. Good for checking alcohol level the morning after a night out. Interesting how quickly the alcohol level does go down...I had 3 glasses of wine over about 3 hours and would not have driven again that day but in 2 hours I was down to half the limit. (shortly after drinking I was just above the limit) However, I have no intention of driving after drinking that much but as we live out in the country and have to drive everywhere I do enjoy 1 glass of wine with dinner so am happy to see that my alcohol level has always returned to 0 by the time I have finished my evening.
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Five Stars

by david allen-butler on 24/08/2017

Excellent product, easy to use.
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Excellent customer service

by Amazon Customer on 14/08/2017

Model was out of stock was given the newest version with no extra cost. Excellent customer service. Easy to use and a accurate as per description.
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Nicely designed and simple to use

by Dr C. on 13/08/2017

Nicely designed and simple to use. We're going abroad and there is the option to set the alcohol breathalyser limits for any country. Very pleased with it.
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Great little gadget

by rabbyboy on 11/08/2017

I have only owned my alcosense breathalyser for a short time.The reason I purchased it was that I could not be sure when it was safe to drive in the morning ,having had some drink the previous evening.I found it easy to set up and use following the detailed instructions supplied with the unit.I have used it a few times now and feel confident to drive when it gives me the all clear as it is set to give a warning while 20 per cent under the set limit. I do not drive until it goes green.I feel the government should subsidize the purchase of these units for all drivers as many are criminalised through lack of knowledge. I would recommend this unit to all drivers especially if their livelihood depends on having a licence.
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... morning after only a few drinks so it was good to see that it confirmed my understanding that I ...

by CliveW on 09/08/2017

I've only tried this once since my purchase and used it the morning after only a few drinks so it was good to see that it confirmed my understanding that I was clear and OK to drive. I am now confident that I can ensure a potential late night out is safe in the morning as I regularly leave for work early. Easy to use and the write up about the units accuracy is why I bought this. Handy to have around for those occasional times when you are unsure the morning after and do not want to take the chance.
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A great device for the price. Does what you need it too!

by M. Trebilcock on 31/07/2017

This breathalyser is a great device. It provides peace of mind the morning after the night before. Either it confirms that you are safe to drive or warns if you should wait. Have used it several times since purchasing in December 2016 and can find nothing negative to say for the price. Certainly better than friends cheaper devices and I like the fact that you can change the Alcohol limit if it changes in the future negating the need to buy a different device. Highly recommended!
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Awesome bit of tech

by Milo on 30/07/2017

Review is for the pro version as I was sent this as a free upgrade. Excellent piece of kit, tried it the morning after a night out in Blackpool and even though I felt fine the AlcoSense begged to differ. So I waited a few hours as recommended and then I blew again and was ok to drive.Highly recommend and very easy to use.
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The Pro comes with clear simple instructions and is very easy to use

by IS on 26/07/2017

As others have noted there is a supply issue with the Excel model and so I was sent the motre expensive Pro version for no extra cost. That itself is impressive. This purchase was to replace an aging Elite model. The Pro comes with clear simple instructions and is very easy to use. The 'Blow coach' and pressure meter are welcome and significant advances on the old Elite. A great, well-engineered product.
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Great product, simple to use but not compatible with Mac

by M. A. Saunders on 13/07/2017

As with other reviewers was sent Alcosense Pro. Very easy to set up and use, intuitive and no need to check instructions after 1st use.Only gripe is that it only works with a PC and not a Mac so I can't update to the latest software version without returning to manufacturer. Works fine so not bothering to send back, will ask for upgrade when it's calibrated.
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Very pleased & would recommend but note you have to send ...

by Mr Kevin Stockley on 09/07/2017

Bought this as a Father's Day gift for my husband (he asked for one) was pleasantly surprised when it was upgraded to the next version which is more expensive due to stock availability. It has been used several times as he's always concerned about driving the day after having a few glasses. Very pleased & would recommend but note you have to send it away yearly to recalibrate for £25.
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A great product

by Win Tadd on 07/07/2017

Excellent service product was upgraded at no extra cost. British made and easy to use with excellent instruction manual. Accuracy is important and this breathalyser is one of the best.
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Must have before driving these days!

by M. Leadbeater on 02/07/2017

Bought to keep abreast of alcohol limits in different countries. Only used in UK so far and seems to work well.
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Received the Pro model and it seems very good.

by Dave FromKent on 01/07/2017

Firstly, like many others, I was upgraded to the AlcoSense Pro model due to stock issues. I have to review what i received, although I understand that the functionality is very similar.It is a neat unit. Compact and quite solid feel. Instructions are good, but don't mention what the USB cable is for. I still don't know.I suppose like every other reviewer, I had a lot of fun testing! So I had what I thought was 3 units of wine without food, waited for 90 minutes and it said that I was still just OK to drive. I didn't feel OK. So I checked again every 30 minutes for three hours and the meter recorded gradual reductions.Next day I had a single bottle of 10 units over two hours (I told you this was fun!) and 90 minutes later, I blew red. Checked every 30 minutes and sure enough it dropped in gradual proportion. I dropped below red after four hours which surprised me.Testing is now over. I have one nagging doubt and it is that even though I can feel there is alcohol in my system, I seem to be below 20%. The gadget provides a sense of reassurance, but all the same, I wouldn't mind testing it against a police meter - not however, at the roadside!
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5 stars

by Amazon Customer on 29/06/2017

Good quality and easy to use. Mine was delivered within 15 hours and when it arrive it was actually an upgraded model at no extra cost as they had ran out of the model I had ordered.
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... upgraded version at no extra cost it is a brilliant piece of kit although it takes time to get ...

by Amazon Customer on 22/06/2017

i recieved the upgraded version at no extra cost it is a brilliant piece of kit although it takes time to get the blow tube in the correct position. As somoene who did have a drink driving offence this gives peace of mind, i do not get behind a wheel now especially in the morning unless way under the limit thank youfor giving me peace of mind
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Great piece of kit.

by David Scully on 19/06/2017

Ordered the mid range model. Due to a delay in stock up date the one I had ordered was out of stock. The company very kindly up graded to a higher spec unit without charge. Very neat piece of kit. Easy to use. Just one tiny little niggle is that it needs re calibrating. Sure once that is resolved it will be very useful. Just don't want to rely on readings yet as it says that that may not be accurate until re calibrated.
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Excellent machine

by Jim on 18/06/2017

I have waited 6 months to write this review, as appears to be the case for many other people I received the higher spec Pro version, for which I am very grateful, it was a nice touch to receive the model with the larger fuel cell sensor.It is difficult to come to trust a device like this at first because the reality is that people just don't know the real rate that their own body burns alcohol, this rate is actually fixed it does not matter how big or small you are the 'rate' is the same, however a larger person contains more blood so will read lower for the same number of drinks than a smaller person :)The burn off rate for a normal liver is 0.016% per hour that burn starts as soon as the alcohol hits your liver so even as you are drinking you are also metabolising it. People that have a drink problem can open up other metabolic pathways and burn alcohol slightly faster but that is not exactly something to be desired.This device can be set to display results using the 'per mille' symbol ‰ (parts per thousand), the limit for driving in the uk is 0.08% but the device will show its measurements as 0.8 with the symbol ‰ this is useful as 1.6 ‰ means twice the legal limit in England in my opinion it is easier to read and understand when set this way.So what does it all add up to, for me a device like this has to be accurate and quite simply that means you have to trust it, I bought some chemical breathalysers as well in order to do my own rough calibration, my results showed that this device is accurate and I have grown to trust it.The feature that allows you to set the device for other countries is a nice touch but really if I am at home in Scotland I know the limit is BAC 0.05% or 50mg per 100ml of blood which is less than the limit in England, so while nice it is not crucial.Physically after 6 months this device is still in good condition, it appears well built, it has used one set of 3 AAA Duracell batteries so far the second set are starting to run out now with the device showing 2 bars remaining power.like many other reviewers I too received an email asking me to review the device but this was actually about 5 and 1/2 months ago, I took my own time before writing this, for me it is a very definite 5 star device and many thanks to the company for giving me the upgrade to the better version, much appreciated.
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Brand new device and calibration out of date

by pedro on 15/06/2017

I am hoping that this will be only temporary review as I have emailed the CS and awaiting their reply...Upon switching the machine on, setting country/date etc there is an alarm that the calibration expired on 30/09/2016 (9 months)It is surprising and disappointing at the same time as I have purchased the device directly from Alcosense.I have tested the device last night and believe that the readings were inaccurate.Between 7pm-10pm I consumed 2x 500 ml bottles of 6% continental beer & 3x 40 ml shots of 35% French brandy. Measurements taken at 11pm were as 0.54% and less than 0.2% at 5am in the morning. I would imagine that consuming 8-9 units of alcohol within such a relatively short period would definetely make me illegal/unfit to drive. I certainly felt like i would never get behind the wheel...And yet the machine showed Amber but still within the legal limit in England and Wales... Was over the limit in Scotland as the limit there is 0.5%Dear AlcoSense - Can you please reply to my email sent to support@alcosense.co.uk AND arrange for Free of Charge re-calibration considering that the device is brand new
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Excellent after sales care and support and UK based business & customer service

by pedro on 15/06/2017

I also received the PRO version rather than Excel.After initial concerns about the accuracy (i was surprised that my breath alcohol level below the legal limit). I have contacted the company and within a day i received an email from their Lab asking me to return the device so it can be tested. I have received comprehensive reply, free single use testers as addition, update and new 12 months calibration. Superb service and UK based business.Special thanks to Alison from the laboratory!My PRO version have been tested and confirmed that it is reading accurately and within the specified tolerances. Another thing i have found out is that around 80% of the population processes 1 unit of alcohol every hour from the body which is why it is the accepted average, the remaining 20% process either quicker or slower at up to 2 units an hour, some as low as 0.5 units per hour. I guess I am in the 20% :)THE RECENT UPDATE (released by AlcoSense) is that with any readings at 0.2‰BAC (0.09mg/L) or lower the unit will read LOW and will say that less than 0.2‰BAC or 0.09mg/L of alcohol has been detected and this is in line with BS EN 16280 – the British Standard for the consumer.
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Five Stars

by Ian Findlay on 05/06/2017

A well made and simple to use product and seems reliable so far.
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I have used it for 2 weeks and have found it easy to use with intuitive controls/menu

by Amazon Customer on 05/06/2017

I opted for the cheaper model (Excel) and was pleasantly surprised when I received the Alcosense Pro at no extra cost; this was because the Excel was not available. I have used it for 2 weeks and have found it easy to use with intuitive controls/menu. I am a part-time delivery driver and it is important that I know my BAC before commencing work (my employer requires me to "self-certify" that I am not over the drink drive limit before I commence work so I can now use the archive facility on it to provide evidence in the event of a traffic incident while at work). It is also pleasing that this is a quality British product thus supporting UK industry against foreign competitors.
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Five Stars

by rusty on 03/06/2017

compact and accurate stopped me from potentially becomeing a drink driver thats why i bought it
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Fantastic & Accurate Device for Peace of Mind.

by vRS Stevie on 03/06/2017

Been looking at these devices for a number of years, the concern always being the morning after and not knowing if you are safe to drive or not, so always aired on the side of caution and arranged other transports methods just to be sure. Just to be clear, I am not using this device to make sure I'm just under, I want to make sure it is showing "Low less than 0.20 0/00 BAC" before I consider driving.Again as other reviewers I ordered the Excel model which has issues & was out of stock. Therefore the AlcoSense Pro was provided in its place. Which is the next model up and provided at the same price as the AlcoSense Excel. Which is a fantastic deal, and first time I have had this from any supplier, so many thx.Setting up the product was very straightforward and I have tested it several times and believe it is very accurate, which to be fair is vital as if it wasn't it would be basically useless. Plus you can set your own Country or manually enter the limit where you reside, which proves future proofing as the limits are reduced by Government.5 Blow Tubes are provided together with the batteries required, I also went for the case which is of good quality, but a little tight when you have the provided tubes in the same case, but does close easily.I too wasn't aware that the device needs to be re-calibrated by AlcoSense every 12 months, and has an re calibration date on starting up the device. But as stated earlier without accuracy the device is useless, so a hopefully minimal charge each year is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
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Useful, reliable tester, easy to carry in the pocket.

by Amazon Customer on 01/06/2017

Very pleased. Simple to use. Tested it by by using at various levels of beer consumption over a week. Results were accurate and repeatable, based on expectations from established scientific knowledge of the absorption of alcohol into the bodies blood and then exhaled . Terry Norman.
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I received the upgraded model

by D. Sanders on 31/05/2017

First of all I too received the Pro version. I also had an email asking for an honest review, which was brave of them because I had problems when I sent a device back a few years ago for calibration. Nonetheless that got sorted.I used to use an AlcoSense Elite, which was claimed to be top of its class. Eventually my first would only acknowledge you were blowing in it if you had spent the weekend downing 4 star. The replacement I bought when it couldn't be recalibrated aired somewhat on the side of caution; gave suspiciously high readings. I've also had an AL-6000 from somewhere which has replaceable sensors, but that was like a mate who wanted a lift home from the pub. "Yeah, you'll be alright" it was telling me after my twelfth pint and fourth G&T. I had another too but I lost that in a hotel in Blackpool. If you're interested.After waiting around all day to sober up from the mild session the night before I decided to try another. I bought an Alcohoot plug-in smart-phone device (about £70), with fuel cell technology. This too started well, but after about 50 tests it's started to fail to take a reading, or the app hangs. As someone who drinks a lot I decided to take a punt with the Excel. I was going to order the Pro, but after reading a few reviews here that others had been sent the pro after ordering the standard, I thought I'd take a chance and save £50. It paid off.The differences between the two seem to be the size of the sensor and the Pro has a flow meter to ensure an accurate sample and a "time till sober" calcuator.The design of the product is simple and clean. It fits well in your hand. The system boots rather quickly, and the menus allow you to change the BAC warning level by country easily. The valved mouth-pieces are awkward to get in at first, even harder when you're pissed, but it comes with time/sobriety.The display really does have a low resolution; like something out of a £20 iPhone knock-off, but it's not for displaying photos, it's to tell you whether or not you're sober enough to drive. It does this rather well.The unit displays your measured BAC content in mg/l, and the display background keeps it simple: Green is OK to drive, yellow for probably-best-leave-it-for-a-while-if-you-can, and red for "DON'T BE BLOODY STUPID BRUV!". Being able to easily change the limit by country (I believe the list is can be updated via the supplied micro USB cable) is handy if you're going on a continental pub crawl. It's also worth bearing in mind that Scotland has a lower limit than England, so even driving across the border could get you in trouble.A minor gripe is that the machine doesn't display a figure below 0.2%, I don't know why.I'm personally not a fan of the "Sober in..." display. It doesn't take body mass, level of activity or metabolism in to consideration. I suppose it's a ballpark-figure guide and nothing more.All in all, a useful, good looking device. Time will tell if results are accurate and if the machine is as reliable as it's brethren, let's hope it's better.
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Good quality product

by J. Walton on 24/05/2017

I also got a free upgrade to the Pro model (purchase date was 17/5/17), and I have to say I'm delighted with it. It's very well made, simple to use, and it's just nice to buy a British-made product for a change.
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Greta Product, Great Price, Great Company

by Chris Harbour on 15/05/2017

Excellent product - very easy to set up and use. Great customer service as well - free upgrade received in order to make the delivery deadline. Classy move.
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Fantastic Technology from a UK company...

by PJ N1 on 12/05/2017

Very impressive piece of kit, and upgraded to the Pro model for free.
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Good or is it?

by Mr. A. D. Simpson on 03/05/2017

I was not sure if this worked so got very drunk and took a reading the next day. Said I was OK to drive. Got pulled over by the police and i was completely over the limit. Got 2 year ban and 3 months jail time.Only joking!I have no idea if this gives accurate readings or not. But, it is very easy to use and they gave me a free upgrade so cannot complaint ( yet :) )
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Top product

by Amazon Customer on 30/04/2017

Easy to use, great quality would recommend.
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... to the Pro model fro free which was very good. The item seems very well built and really ...

by D. J. G on 19/04/2017

This was unavailable so the seller upgraded to the Pro model fro free which was very good. The item seems very well built and really easy to use. Ordered this as it has won awards for the reliability of its readings. Better than risking your licence and a fantastic product. Yes the item needs to be re-calibrated every 12 months but at least it should mean the readings are always correct.
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Great product

by Amazon Customer on 12/04/2017

Fantastic product . Readings very easy to read . Easy set up . Had base alcosense but it's not near as good as this . Would highly recommend this product .
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Quality.

by Christopher D. on 08/04/2017

Excellent product , highly recommend it.
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This device can potentially save your career, your driving licence, but most importantly yours and others lives

by Steady Eddy on 31/03/2017

How do any of us really know whether we are above or below the legal alcohol limit to drive? Well only 5 days ago I bought the Alcosense excel and now I know. I do like a drink in the evening and always assumed I was well below the limit in the morning. I am ashamed to discover how wrong I was! I drive for a living and after using this device I am now aware of my limits. I cannot stress how much this device has saved my career and of course my driving licence. Some people may say £99.99 is quite expensive, I say you get what you pay for. I originally was going to buy the cheaper version, but after some research I am glad I chose this model. I wish I could have afforded to buy the best model, but this is still a brilliant piece of kit. When I purchased this I was not aware you need to have it re-calibrated annually at a cost of around £25, however I know this it important to keep the device accurate. Therefore I will pay this fee for peace of mind. I have told all of my workmates how great this device is and most of them never even knew it existed. A massive thank you to Alcosense for this brilliant product.
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I really like the feature that advises you how long it will ...

by John McGrath on 31/03/2017

Simple to set up and use. I really like the feature that advises you how long it will be before you are safe to drive/sober. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Excellent piece of kit to give you peace of mind.
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Nice piece of kit seems well built

by Paul Mason on 26/03/2017

Nice piece of kit seems well built, portable and it's so simple to use, it even coaches you when taking your breath sample by stating how long and how hard to blow with two simple bar graphs on the easy to read screen, I have the AlcoSense Pro.The important bit, it tells you when you are over the limit for the country you are in! You set this in the menu options by choosing the appropriate country. Not only that it if you are over the limit it approximates how long you need to wait before you need to retest and safely drive again. Seems to me if you have a drink you need this!Use mainly for the 'morning after' but even if you have had a couple at lunch it would be worth taking a test, ditching the car and taking a taxi if you are over or near the limit, forget your licence you might just save your life or someone elses!One improvement? Maybe a leather case should be supplied as it's so portable you will be traveling with it quite a bit, lets face it we all drink a bit more when we go away, that hotel for the weekend and those couple of bottles of wine you had with dinner or that wedding you are going to, the morning after it might be worth a minute blowing into the breathalyser.
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It is extremely well engineered and easy to use

by Ian Clough on 22/03/2017

Just been using this for a few days. It replaces a previous cheaper model.It is extremely well engineered and easy to use. The display show you how hard to blow and hence I guess that this must improve accuracy.It is easy to set-up for different countries and is aware of the limits in each country.The only downside is that the blowing tube is separate which means that I need a case. My old unit had a fold out tube so I could just throw it in a suitcase when travelling. Good product, fast delivery.
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Good service from a British provider. Dear

by David S on 09/03/2017

Good service and an upgrade to a more expensive model as they were having software problems with the one I had ordered. Easy to set up and easier to use. So far use has been limited but I can see no reason to think that it will not give good service.
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This is a great investment. I'm not the type to ever drink ...

by Amazon Customer on 03/03/2017

This is a great investment. I'm not the type to ever drink and drive but sometimes I can't be sure about the morning after but with this I can be confident that I'm not risking my licence.It's really easy to set up and use with great features and most importantly when compared to cheaper models its got the accuracy you need. Some of the cheaper models out there have a +/- tolerance that's as high as the legal limit!Buy cheap, buy twice.
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Very easy to use

by Amazon Customer on 12/02/2017

Very easy to use, provides instructions on screen. Great for peace of mind the morning after, and has a real quality feel similar to an Apple product.
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This neat piece of kit is so easy to use and yet it provides such a great ...

by Robert G. on 12/02/2017

This neat piece of kit is so easy to use and yet it provides such a great peace of mind!
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Free upgrade!

by Andrew M. on 09/02/2017

Excel was sold out but my order was accepted received free upgrade to pro! Excellent product and service highly recommended.
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Amazing a no brained buy

by Dazza nautilus on 07/02/2017

Fantastic very accurate and a godsend for peace of mind
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An Invaluable piece of equipment for anyone who needs their driving licence!

by Mr. A. K. Butcher on 02/02/2017

Excellent product. I use this regularly at weekends the morning after I've been drinking. The device not only tells you your alcohol reading, but when you'll be sober enough to drive again! As I need my licence for my job, this is an invaluable piece of equipment!
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Be smart, don't drink and driver at all

by Mr W. on 28/01/2017

I've tried a couple of the lower end BA meter and found them to be flakey and not even trustworthy enough to show a go/no-go level.In our family we all (four drivers) use a BA meter for the morning after, not to indicate how many more units we can get before we are dangerous.Be smart, don't drink and driver at all......Do use the Alcosense range to give you the 'all-clear' the morning after.
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Five Stars

by Peter J. on 27/01/2017

A great product,easy to use.Why take chances? Would definitely reccomend it.
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I Would recommend this product

by Chris Foster on 25/01/2017

After reading reviews I decided to buy the excel. Very quick set up and ease of use. I don't drive after having a drink so it's only used the morning after.I Would recommend this product
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AlcoSense Excel,,simple,inexpensive and so effective.

by louis on 16/01/2017

A very impressive,easy to set up unit!!,i was given the Excel to review,totally free of charge,as i'm already an AlcoSense Elite user..I found the product simple to set up and set the parameter's..I would recommend this unit to anyone,,the cost far outweighs the cost of being inadvertently over the drink driving limit..that's peace of mind!
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Very Impressed with this latest Breathalyser

by Amazon Customer on 16/01/2017

As I live in Scotland, I purchased an AlcoSense Elite a couple of years ago when the drink drive laws changed. As a professional driver and with the drink drive limit in Scotland being so low, I have always been impressed with the AlcoSense Elite, however when I read that the Excel had just won the Auto Express best buy for 2016, I decided it was time to upgrade to the latest model – So far I have not been disappointed!
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Excel model

by M A WEBBER on 15/01/2017

Very prompt delivery. Setting up the product was achieved without difficulty and has been tested by myself and several friends. I believe this is a very sensible device to keep handy when entertaining at Home, or in the Car when going out for a celebration/meal.Sufficient Blow Tubes are provided together with the batteries required to operate the product.The only drawback, if that is a fair comment, is the suggestion that the product needs to be re-calibrated by AlcoSense every 12 months at a cost of around £25.00. No mention is made of the number of times the product could be used without calibration being necessary. That is something I will take up with the Company when the machine advises me, in 12 months time, that it needs to be re-calibrated.
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Very prompt delivery. However the Excel model ordered was ...

by M A WEBBER on 15/01/2017

Very prompt delivery. However the Excel model ordered was apparently out of stock and so the AlcoSense Pro was sent instead. This upgrade was provided at the same price as the AlcoSense Excel.Setting up the product was achieved without difficulty and has been tested by myself and several friends. I believe this is a very sensible device to keep handy when entertaining at Home, or in the Car when going out for a celebration/meal.Sufficient Blow Tubes are provided together with the batteries required to operate the product.The only drawback, if that is a fair comment, is the suggestion that the product needs to be re-calibrated by AlcoSense every 12 months at a cost of around £25.00. No mention is made of the number of times the product could be used without calibration being necessary. That is something I will take up with the Company when the machine advises me, in 12 months time, that it needs to be re-calibrated.
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Great product and worth the piece of mind!

by T.J. Turner on 12/01/2017

After researching the market I chose this product as a result of its consistently being ranked the most accurate device available at an affordable price. I am not disappointed. It is straightforward to set-up and use, and its size is such that it takes up little room in my bag. The Alcosense customer service is excellent as they were out of stock of the model I ordered and sent me a superior product at no cost to me.
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Quality, easy to use and reliable personal breathalyser

by Miguel on 10/01/2017

I upgraded from the Alcosense Elite. The device is a little larger than the previous model but still fits easily in a pocket (or the glove box). The Excel is easy to set up and to operate with clear on screen prompts to guide you (only afterwards did I think to look at the instructions booklet).Once set-up the device is simple to use with no need to delve into the settings unless you're travelling between different jurisdictions or just curious. If needed, the setting's menus are simple and straight forward to follow. The Excel powers up quickly (within 5 seconds) and does so silently (a nice feature compared to the whining noise of the Elite, which took about 15-20 seconds). Following a test the results are displayed with a large digital display (in the units of your choice BAC% or Mg/L) and a clear colour indication warning you not to drive as appropriate.The Excel comes boxed with 3 x AAA Batteries and four mouth pieces -although a pack of 25 at £10 is almost twice as much as the Elite "straws" they are much more robust and if limited to personal use can be washed and reused.Having read the Auto Express review (backed with a little science), and spent a little longer using the earlier Elite model, I am reassured that this is a quality product and one I am prepared to depend upon (the morning after) to protect my licence. Product was dispatched quickly and arrived within a few days.Disclosure: As an existing AlcoSense Elite user I received the Excel as a free upgrade in exchange for an honest product review.
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Great product, easy to set up

by Finchy on 04/01/2017

Great product, easy to set up, easy to use. A must have for anyone considering a few drinks in the evening knowing they need to drive the next morning.
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Really Quick and Easy to Use - No Brainer

by Mrs. Amanda R. Axel-berg on 27/12/2016

As I had previously purchased the AlcoSense Elite, I was offered a free upgrade unit of the AlcoSense Excel in exchange for an honest review of the Elite.This are my experiences of this unit, the information provided is accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time this review was written.Consult the user guide, manufacturer and your local laws for advise on alcohol limits and the driving law in your area.Do not drink and drive.PROS:- Easy to use (menu driven with three buttons)- Calibration before each use is very quick (takes around 10 seconds before it's ready to use, much quicker than others I've used)- High quality and easy to read screen (really impressed with this)- Very Good build quality (family member described it as looking like an Apple product)- Quick Response with Reading after test- You don't have to blow into unit for too long before it reads the result (Elite took quite a lot of time breathing into unit before it would analyse)- "Accurate" - Several concurrent tests produced the same or very similar results (also tested with a group of people)- Easy to know when not to drive - if within 20%-80% of drink drive limit goes amber, if within 20% of limit clear do not drive warning displayed- Unit powers on quickly- Unit can be updated via included USB Cable- Easy to change settings, if neededCONS:- The tester blow tubes can easily be lost (spares ARE included, however)- One result produced a wildly inaccurate result (the user had just had a drink before testing - AlcoSense clearly warn against doing this)After receiving an eMail from AlcoSense offering me a free upgrade, I sent off my existing unit and ordered I a replacement unit at no cost, which arrived promptly.N.B. I notice AlcoSense offer a discount on each of their models, if upgrading from a cheaper model (just send back your existing unit in exchange).The box includes the breathalyser, USB Cable, Batteries, Tubes for testing and the user manual.After opening the box and installing the batteries, I powered on the unit and was immediately impressed by how much better the screen is (high quality colour TFT Screen).The initial setup is very easy (and can be done without the manual!). You set the time/date and alcohol limit and unit type (will give you a country list for reference).To use it, you slide the top of unit up and insert a blow tube into the hole at the bottom.I tested the unit on a couple of occasions with both myself and my family over Christmas and everyone was impressed by the build quality and easy of use of the product.I also tested myself 3-4 times over 15 minutes to make sure the result was accurate and found the result initially returned the same result then slowly dropped.I would definitely recommend spending the extra money and going for this over the Elite, and would avoid cheap breathalysers!I've had bad experiences with cheap breathalysers in the past, but have been very satisfied with both the Elite and the Excel.Both units are small enough to fit into my glove box and storage draw in my car. I've kept both in the car and always use them the morning after to check I'm safe to drive.N.B. It's important that you don't test yourself for at least 45 minutes after your last drink as your alcohol level may continue to rise as your body will continue to absorb alcohol for some time after your last drink.It's also worth noting that if any alcohol gets onto the sensor it will give an invalid reason as the alcohol concentration is too high (and can damage the sensor).One family member blew a result of around 4% BAC, which was way higher than anyone else (who'd drunk more). He'd taken a drink just before blowing into it.However, after a minute or so, I tested myself again and found the result was the same as my previous result so it appeared not to have damaged or affected the unit adversely.It's better not to drive at all the same day and use a breathalyser for the morning after.You can get any of the Alcosense Breathalysers calibrated for about £20, so you know they're still accurate after a year.
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Excellent

by RH on 24/12/2016

First breathalyser I have owned. Very easy to use and seems like good quality. Tested the morning after a party and was over the limit, scary how easy you could lose your licence. Very happy with my purchase.
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Excellent product

by Sally/John Coleman on 21/12/2016

This is a great product that performs exactly as stated. Very simple to use. Company also great to deal with. Would certainly recommend.
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Highly Reliable and Accurate Breath Analyzer!

by AC on 20/12/2016

If you are reading this review, I am sure you are looking for a Breath Analyzer which is reliable, accurate and provides peace of Mind. ALCOSENSE make some great products in this area. Their products are not only good, but they have an EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SUPPORT and provide very quick replies to all inquiries.There are lot of breath analyzers in the market which are cheaper. These may or may not provide accurate results. DO YOU WANT TO USE A NON-RELIABLE BRAND AND RISK YOUR LIFE AS WELL AS LICENSE? I do not think so…. please do not buy something which cannot assure accurate results… as this nullifies the need to purchase a breath analyzer in the first place.The product from AlcoSense, looks great, has a nice screen, intuitive menu options and provides very accurate results. I recently bought and tested this myself and also my friends have used it. Everyone was really very impressed by this little device which provides assurance similar to Professional Grade Police breath analyzers.ALCOSENSE ALSO HAS NUMEROUS REVIEWS AND AWARDS FROM THE TOP REVIEW SITES WHICH AGAIN VALIDATES THEIR CLAIMS AND HELPS MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE.Again, if you are looking for Breath Analyzers, invest and Get Alcosense Excel. And if you Budget affords get the Pro version. Take the Guess work out and Have a Safe and peaceful Drive. 10 Stars to Alcosense for their products!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and a MUST BUY!!
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Easy to set up

by T Coan on 19/12/2016

Easy to set up .Easy to use. Gives you the confidence that you are legal and safe to drive.I received the AlcoSense Excel free of charge to review as an existing AlcoSense Elite user.
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Never lose your Driving licence

by Riz F. on 18/12/2016

I owned the Elite Alcosense and was offered a free upgrade to Alcosense excel for an honest review.Arrived on time as promised. Well boxed and packaged. Compact and modern design. Measurements are L= 10cm, W=5cm, D=2.5cm but can carry in your pocket. It comes with batteries and five tubes. Setup takes less than 5 mins. If you read the clear instructions and follow as requested, you will not go wrong. Tried it after one drink followed by a coffee and 30 mins, came back with below limit as expected. Tried it on a friend after three drinks and it failed him. Clear colour readout and immediate result. A definite upgrade from the Alcosense elite.You carry this in your pocket or handbag. No guesswork required. I can drink and party without worry. Other plus points are that it can be setup for use in pretty much most countries in the world besides the UK.Well done Alcosense.
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Five Stars

by Amazon Customer on 17/12/2016

excellent product backed up by first class service
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Simple to use.

by Mr D. on 16/12/2016

Easy to use. Even a child could do it. I love the bit that gives you hrs/mins to sober. (I'm actually reviewing the Pro version not the excel because they gave me a free upgrade.) I work on a mine with zero tolerance to alcohol so hopefully it will secure my job.
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... an existing AlcoSense Elite user and I am really happy with it

by Charlie on 15/12/2016

I received the AlcoSense Excel free of charge to review as an existing AlcoSense Elite user and I am really happy with it. The Excel is a big step up on the Elite, not only is it super easy to use but the higher accuracy of this model gives you piece of mind. I really like the display as you get a lot more information from it than what you got with the Elite. It's really quick and easy to perform a test, just what you want to check that you're safe to drive.
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Excellent product. You know it makes sense !

by Amazon Customer on 15/12/2016

This is an excellent product. Not cheap but the accuracy determines the quality. I need my driving licence and the new alcohol limits here in Scotland have been lowered making drivers ultra cautious. I read the rigorous test results in Auto Car magazine and bought on the strength of that. Since then I have done a fair bit of testing out of curiosity to give myself a better understanding of BAC ( breath alcohol content) and the educative ,clear and instructive guide included helped greatly. The ability to easily change the various parameters for different countries is useful and simple. Why can't more products be this good. Honestly, I'm impressed. I am not an employee or shareholder in this company but will check and see if they are listed. I bought this breathalyser for the "morning after" especially this time of year( Christmas) but it has been useful in other circumstances too. We had to return to a restaurant as a friend had left his meds, after waiting the appropriate time , the breathalyser showed he was below the limit to drive and saved a costly taxi fare. It has a quality finish too, reminiscent of an apple product.
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Was easy to set up and use and is very accurate ...

by Phil on 14/12/2016

Quick delivery of item. Was easy to set up and use and is very accurate with clear readouts and advice. A must to ensure you are OK to drive, especially the next morning after a night out. Can be quicky changed in the menu to use in many other countries with differing legal levels of alcohol in breath or blood.
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Top choise

by Pawel on 14/12/2016

Superb, had few different before but nothing like this. Very solid build and dead easy to use. Highly recommended 5*
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easy to set up (around 3 mins) and intuitive to ...

by Bronco on 12/12/2016

The Alcosense Excel is a Breathalyser that is well packaged, easy to set up (around 3 mins) and intuitive to use. Size wise - it's slightly bigger than the Elite, I guess about the same size as 2 decks of playing cards stacked on top of each other or just a bit thicker than a pack of cigarettes (does anybody smoke anymore?) so it can easily fit in your pocket, handbag or car glovebox.I've been using this product and the Elite for just over a month now - it's Party Season and I can't afford to take any chances with either the safety of others or my livelihood which depends on me being able to drive. It's been surprising/sobering to see just how much alcohol is in your system - on a couple of nights I've returned home (via taxi of course) and felt "absolutely fine to drive", I tested myself and on one occasion I was at 0.85 BAC so definitely not good to drive and on the other occasion I was under 0.5 BAC so legally able to drive in the UK - I couldn't discern the difference at the times with how I was feeling. This produce is marketed more as a "morning after" tool and to that end I was surprised when going back to our friend's house to pick up our car how much was left in my system from the night before - 0.28 BAC which was a good 9hrs after my last drink (it was a good night).So my advice is, take the guesswork out - don't risk being over the limit and driving... get one of these today. My family have been hearing me rave/bore on about these and have all asked for one in their Christmas stocking - which I'm only too happy to oblige.Cheers!BPlease Note: I received the AlcoSense Excel at a small discount to review as an existing AlcoSense Elite user. I've decided to keep both and I can recommend both, they each have their separate price points - the differences as I see them are... Excel is: slight bigger; easier/quicker to set up (can be used straight out of the box whereas Elite requires you to activate the sensor with a small bit of alcohol); has a better display (colour); is slightly more expensive to service £25 compared to £20 (annual service recommended).
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AlcoSense Inhaler tubes

by O G. on 11/12/2016

The inhaler tubes don't seem to fit the machine very well
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Save your licence

by W. MCDONALD on 10/12/2016

Upgraded to this having previously had the Elite.This model uses same tech as police.Very easy to set up and seems very accurate.Used after a party next morning also on some guests who had stayed over,after following instructions 4 out of 5 failed they were shocked but saved their licence.In comparison to losing you licence this is well worth the investment.BEWARE of cheap Chinese machines that are not accurate!
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The Excel does it all

by Mr. J. G. Sutherland on 09/12/2016

Like many, I have upgraded from an Elite to the Excel and I am certainly not disappointed. Whilst it is a slightly larger unit, it is still compact in the using and transporting sense. A lovely piece of kit which certainly does the job with ease. The whole offer is superb - the packaging is great - the style and finish of the product is excellent and the instructions are so clear - a delight. It is really nice to come across a product and a company that deliver a great product and service. I assume, with great confidence, that the product does the job. It is a reassuring product. Thanks
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Auto Express best buy 2016 review – spot on.

by RichmtBat on 07/12/2016

I bought the AlcoSense Excel after reading the Auto Express best buy 2016 review. It’s really simple to set up and use and from the tests I’ve carried out on myself, it appears to be very accurate.
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I’m not disappointed at all

by Theo on 04/12/2016

I got this to replace an AlcoSense Elite I’ve had for many years. I went ahead and got it after seeing the Auto Express group test it won last week. I’m not disappointed at all! It’s a great bit of kit and a big leap from the Elite model I previously had.

Pros: The design is nice, screen easy to use and the alerts clear. The menu is easy to use and straight forward. I can’t test the accuracy scientifically but it seems exactly where I would expect it to be from experience and the readings are very consistent and repeatable, however, Auto Express tested the accuracy scientifically and it came out top so that’s good enough for me!

Cons: none yet!
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The best product ever. Recommend.

by Driver on 03/12/2016

Perfect breathalyzer for morning after. It is very accurately.
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Peace of Mind

by GAN on 02/12/2016

Accuracy, that's the big question.I've been looking for a Breathalyser for a while as I have been worried by the "Morning after" risk. I don't drive the day after if I have been out on a night where I have a lot to drink but hearing people quoted as saying "I felt fine but I was over the limit" was a concern, I wouldn't drive unless I felt fine but what is my actual Blood alcohol level? Looking at items on market, very few quote accuracy, this brand does and also offers a re-calibration service! So then it was cost. Having personal experience of Fuel Cells they are a recognised method of measurement, so this offered the best value for money for me. The item is quite chunky and solid and offers a PC connection for results.In this time of "You get what you pay for" this offered me the best balance of Cost vs Do you believe what it is telling you? This made sense.
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Fantastic Product

by Dingo on 30/11/2016

This is a fantastic product.. as someone who drives for a living. The morning after always worried me. As I have to dine out with Clients a couple of times per week. Event if I only have 2-3 glasses of wine I never knew if I was legal to drive the next day.. now its a simple test and I can drive with confidence... would recommend this to everyone . I think everyone should own one...
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Brilliant

by Fraser on 29/11/2016

Great bit of kit. Well built and easy to use
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Excellent breathalyser with Police Breathalyser technology.

by abm on 24/11/2016

Really happy with this Breathalyser . The AlcoSense Excel was really easy to set up and use with clear display screen results. The fact that it uses the same technology used in many Police Breathalysers inspires me with confidence. It’s compact size makes it really easy to keep into the glove box in the car and I would recommend this for all drivers especially coming up to the Christmas drink drive period as it may save you your license.
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Brilliant piece of kit to protect my driving license.

by Emma on 23/11/2016

I am absolutely delighted with the new Excel and it is easy to see as to the reason it has won the Auto Express Best Buy award. It was simple to set up with very clear instructions. I regularly drive early in the morning and therefore it is an absolute must to protect my license. Would definitely recommend.
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