Review Details

AlcoSense Elite 2 Breathalyzer (Multi Alert Level)

Product Review (submitted on 18 May 2010):
The most obvious question is "Is it accurate?" This is difficult to answer, but this is a top end product and from my own experience and other sources of reference I am reasonably confident that it's accurate if used sensibly and in accordance with the instructions.If used too soon after consuming alcohol the results will be affected by residual alcohol in the mouth and throat. The reading can also vary dramatically according to the breathing pattern just before use. It can be hard to get this right. For a reliable reading it is important to relax and breathe normally beforehand. I would recomment taking three readings to verify that a reasonable consistency of readings has been achieved.All in all I think this is a useful device which can make users aware that their blood alcohol levels are higher than they realised, even some time after drinking. It certainly isn't something that can be used to "drink up to the limit".As a gadget, it feels well made, is well designed and easy to use. It looks and feels like a slightly oversize mobile phone. My only criticism is the slightly awkard (for me) method of selecting "modes".