Upgrade to AlcoSense Elite from £44.99

Upgrade to AlcoSense Elite from £44.99

Availability: Despatched within 2 working days of receiving your old unit back in part exchange


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Upgrade to AlcoSense Elite from £44.99

The AlcoSense Elite just got even better! It can now be set to alert the user at any limit in place in the UK and Ireland, including the new lower Scottish drink drive limit. Winner of What Car? Magazine's Best Breathalyzer under £100.

Upgrade to AlcoSense Elite from only £44.99

*Once purchased return your unit and include your order number*

As a special thank you to existing AlcoSense customers we’re offering you the chance to upgrade to a higher model at a reduced price! You simply trade in your existing AlcoSense against another model, and pay the difference. Your existing breathalyser can be in any condition, working or not. 

Use the table below to see how much you  can save by trading in your old unit. 

 Model to Trade In  Trade in Value  Normal Price 
of Excel 
 Price You Pay for 
Excel After Trade In 

How it works:

1)      Select the model you currently own from the drop down list on the right of the page, check the price and then proceed to the checkout and we will send you an order confirmation email.

2)      Once you have checked out just send your existing breathalyser back to us with a print out of your order confirmation email. Your new breathalyser will be despatched within 2 working days of us receiving your old breathalyser.

Frequent asked questions:

Do I need to send back the box and accessorises?
No, we can just accept the breathalyser back on its own.

What condition does the breathalyser need to be in?
It doesn’t matter – it doesn’t even need to be working.

How long does it take to complete the trade in?
We will despatch your new breathalyser to you within 2 working days of receiving your old one. 

Return Address:
Now Group UK Ltd Unit 3,
Maidenhead Enterprise Centre
Off Cordwallis Street
Maidenhead, Berks,
TEL: 0800 634 4480 

What Car Magazine AlcoSense Review
The multi-award winning AlcoSense Elite is our flagship semi-conductor sensor breathalyser. Having won the Fifth Gear, What Car? Magazine, Road safety Analysis and Wired Magazine Group Tests it's won more awards than all of our competitors put together.

AlcoSense Elite

AlcoSense Elite Breathalyzer

Elite at a glance:

  • Multi Award-winning breathalyzer
  • Premium semi-conductor sensor
  • User selectable limits for Scotland/Ireland and England/Wales
  • Simple, clear results

Easy to Use

AlcoSense™ Elite has been designed to be as easy as possible to use and designed to fit in the palm of your hand. To activate the breathalyser all you do is slide the AlcoSense™ open. Once open it prepares the sensor and the screen will show a count down from 19 to 0, then it will display Blow. When it says blow, blow through the tube for approximately 5 seconds until it beeps.

Scotland, England or both?

On 5th December 2014 Scotland lowered its drink drive limit from 0.80‰BAC (80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood) to 0.50‰BAC (50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood), England, Wales and Northern Ireland stay at 0.80‰BAC. AlcoSense shows you a reading of your alcohol level so you can use the Scottish or English version of the product in either territory. The Scottish version displays a ‘Don’t Drive’ alert from 0.30‰BAC upward and the English/Welsh version from 0.6‰BAC upwards. You can choose which one to purchase in the shopping cart.

You Can’t Get it Wrong!**

AlcoSense Elite uses a revolutionary in built air flow sensor meaning that you can't blow too hard or too softly into the unit. If you blow too hard or too soft you can falsely make other breathalysers read too high or too low respectfully. If you don’t blow at the correct pressure the AlcoSense Elite will display Error on the screen and allow you to re-take the test.

AlcosenseElite slide open

Easy to Understand

The AlcoSense™ unit shows your level of intoxication in either mg/l (milligrams per litre of breath) or ‰ BAC (per-mil blood alcohol content) and shows your reading in increments of 0.01. It will even alert you when you are near or over a pre-set limit, please see the screen shots below.

Screen shots AlcosenseElite

Sleek Design

Pocket sized, it can discretely be kept anywhere. AlcoSense™ measures only 95mm (height) x 34mm (width) x 25mm (depth) when closed. It is powered by 3 x AAA batteries (included in the pack) meaning that you can use it anywhere at any time.

AlcosenseElite sleek design

Auto Clean Feature

The AlcoSense™ unit automatically performs a sensor clean after every time it is used, helping to keep the sensor in top condition and reading at its most accurate. Without cleaning moisture, oxidisation and contaminants such as tannin can build up, significantly affecting the quality of readings. With AlcoSense™ Elite's automatic sensor clean after every blow test the unit will continue to perform at its best throughout its lifetime.

For a deeper clean AlcoSense™ Elite also has a feature called ASC (Auto Sensor Clean) which is designed to be used every now and again to give the unit a ‘spring clean', again ensuring that the unit reads to the highest levels of accuracy. All you have to do is press a button and your AlcoSense™ Elite unit will do the rest for you.

AlcosenseElite reliable


Using the latest technology and innovations, such as sensor algorithm and automatic sensor maintenance, AlcoSense™ Elite 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 has industry leading accuracy of +/-0.2‰BAC which is unique in this price 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
AwardsAuto Express Best Buy 2016, Red Dot Product Design Award 2016
Certified StandardISO13485
Product Accuracy+0.15‰BAC, -0.00‰BAC
Sensor TypeFuel Cell
Sensor Size (mm²)64 mm²
Police SensorSmaller version of exactly the same fuel cell sensor used in several UK, US and European Police breathalysers
Breath Sampling SystemIntermediate
Don't Drive Alert When Close to LimitYes
Adjustable Don’t Drive Alert LevelAdjustable - Manual to Any Limit Worldwide
Features - Ease of UseBacklit Mouthpiece Receiver, Don't Drive Alert When Close to Limit, Re-Calibration Reminder, USB Port for Updates & Improvements
Features - AccuracyBreath Sampling Sensors, Sensor Overload Protection, Temperature Compensation
Unit of Measuremg/L (Breath Alc), ‰BAC (Blood Alc)
Reading DetailUp to 3 decimal places
Max Reading (‰BAC)2.0
Test Memory24 tests
Screen Size (Diagonal)48mm
Screen TypeFull Colour TFT
Mouthpiece TypeBlow Tubes, Professional Mouthpieces
Re-Calibration Period12 Months
Re-Calibration Cost£19.99 inc VAT
Expiry DateNo
Product DimensionsNo
Product WeightNo
In The Box1 Breathalyzer, 3 x AAA Batteries, 5 Blow Tubes, Instruction Manual, Micro USB Cable
Warranty12 Months
Media Reviews

Media Reviews

Fifth Gear Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"AlcoSense is incredibly accurate" 
To see the full review including their direct test against rival breathalysers and the Police breathalyser please click play on the video below.





What Car? Magazine Best Breathalyzer Under £100

Last November What Car? Magazine performed one of the most scientific reviews of personal breathalysers ever done by a media company. They tested 8 devices on the market, ranging from £20 to £300 to find if, and how well they work. AlcoSense cleaned up in its price categories!

AlcoSense Elite - Winner – Best Breathalyser under £100.

"The AlcoSense Elite performed well in our tests, giving accurate results throughout. Good performance at a reasonable price."

 Full review can be read here: http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/introduction/1206295


Wired Magazine Group Test Winner

In May 2015 Wired Magazine peformed a mini group test with 4 breathalyzers, the Alcosense Elite won both categories for both the Scottish and English Drink Drive Limit.

"The AlcoSense Elite delivered a reading of 0.76 when tested with the 0.80 solution - the closest of any to the Police breathalyzer. Blown through with the 0.50 BAC solution, it returned an exact reading."

Rated 9/10.

Read the full review here.



Diesel Car Group Test Winner - AlcoSense Elite

In December 2014 Diesel Car Magazine performed a group test of 9 consumer breathalysers, the AlcoSense Elite won the group test with the AlcoSense Lite coming in a close second.

"The prestige breathalyzer, neat and easy to use, very accurate."


 Sunday Post Breathalyzer Group Test WinnersGroup Test Winner

On 7th December 2014 The Sunday Post newspaper performed a group test with 4 consumer breathalyzers pitched head to head against a Lion 500 Police Breathalyzer. The AlcoSense Elite won the group test, with the AlcoSense Lite finishing runner up. At the reference reading of 50mg/100ml of alcohol in blood the AlcoSense Elite exactly matched the Lion 500 Police Breathalyzer.



Road Safety Analysis Group Test Winner

In December 2013 Road Safety Analysis Ltd, a not-for-profit road safety research company, performed a head to head test of 7 consumer breathalysers vs a Police issue Lion Breathalyser. The test had two elements, one to test the devices head to head in a ‘street’ real world environment and the second part to test the devices head to head in laboratory conditions using Police grade alcohol simulators. The AlcoSense Lite and Elite were both tested and came out highly recommended, the Elite winning hands down over the competition – even against breathalysers twice the price!

The full test can be read by clicking here:http://www.drivestart.co.uk/wp/news/breathalyser

Alcosense Elite

Road Safety Analysis Group Test Winner

"Without a doubt the leader in our street test was the Alcosense Elite. It consistently performed well against the police issue breathalyser, giving accurate readings every time… It’s very simple to use, and a lot of attention to detail has gone into the design… Priced at just £59.99, it can be bought in such stores as Halfords, and certainly would make me part with my money for that price."



"If a fuel-cell breathalyser is beyond your budget, this semi-conductor Elite is a good buy. It couldn't match the accuracy of AlcoSense's fuel-cell units, but it was best of the rest by some margin" 

Read the full article here

The Times Review of AlcoSense Elite

"If you have had a heavy night and intend to drive the next morning, I suggest that you invest in AlcoSense, A mobile phone-sized breath-tester that can accurately measure if you are near or over the drink drive limit."



Stuff Magazine Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"Rather than join the 17% of drink drivers who are busted the morning after, the AlcoSense let’s you know when you’re safe to hit to road. It's remarkable how long into a Sunday you can get before you're legal."


Geeks Tech Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"Overall AlcoSense is highly recommended and a great bit of kit to own."

Watch the full review here.


MSN Motors Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"A peace of mind tool that could possibly save your licence - and your life - I think the AlcoSense is well worth its £60 price tag "


Autocar Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"The AlcoSense is durable and easy to use, just breathe in to it and it tells you if you are over the limit… useful for the morning after."


Telegraph Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"Are you sure your blood-alcohol levels will have lapsed sufficiently by the time you drive your car the following morning? That's the kind of folly the AlcoSense is designed to combat: it is based around the same principles as police-spec breathalysers and provides an instant read-out that tells you whether or not you are fit to take the wheel."


What Car? Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"Test yourself. AlcoSense is a tool to help judge if you’re safe to drive the morning after. We tried AlcoSense and it proved to be accurate when compared with the Transport Research Laboratory’s equipment."



Bella Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"Just three large glasses can put you over the limit the next day. If AlcoSense comes out positive, get the bus!"



T3 Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"Breathalyse yourself, before the fuzz catch you doing an Alistair Stewart, with an AlcoSense Pocket Breathalyser. Be Safe"



Motorboat Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"It won't stop you drinking but it will warn you if you're over the limit the morning after. It may not be the merriest Xmas present, but it could well be the most useful"



Liecestershire Builder Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"Seems like a good idea to us!"



Daily Star Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"Don't get nicked the morning after the night before...buy AlcoSense"



BBC Review of the AlcoSense Elite

"To prove my inebriation I test myself when I arrive back using an AlcoSense portable breathalyser. At 0700 the reading was clear..."





"This could be the device that comes between you and a night in the cells"

"The AlcoSense Elite is an update of a classic that's been around for a couple of years now"  "The AlcoSense... works a treat...especially for those iffy morning-after drives."

Read the full article here


Customer Reviews