All adults who drink have their own sobriety self-tests. Some of us start slurring our words. Others get more clumsy than usual (which takes skill). Some of us who are introverts can tell we're drunk when we're talking to strangers without being acutely aware of it. But, of course, none of these is an accurate test for whether or not it's safe to hit the road.
The BACtrack Vio is a wireless, app-enabled breathalyzer. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE to sync with your device. You breathe into the device; your phone tells you your blood alcohol content level, from 0.000 - 0.400%. But wait. There's more. Because this breathalyzer has your smartphone powering it, it can do a few more things. For instance, it can track your drinking over time. It can tell you at what time you'll be sober (15 more minutes of ill-advised karaoke or are you down for a movie?). It allows you to easily share via SMS or social your details and location with someone who's not with you so you can get home safely. And it'll let you guess your BAC, so you'll know how good your self-test really is.
One final note. For anybody who's argued with a drunk friend in a parking lot before, this app is great for using science to prove to them that you need to take the wheel for everyone's sake. And it comes with three replaceable mouthpieces so you can test multiple friends once they see how cool your little gadget is.
- Detects blood alcohol content from 0.000 - 0.400% BAC
- Compatible with iPhone 5/5S, 5C, 4S; iPad Air, 4, 3, Mini 1 and 2; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3 (some other devices running Android 4.3 equipped with Bluetooth 4.0)
- Wirelessly syncs with your iPhone or Android smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Free BACtrack app estimates when your BAC will return to 0.00%, lets you guess your BAC, tracks your drinking over time, and even lets you easily share details including location and time via SMS or social (if you're calling friends for a ride, make it easy on them)
- More accurate results than standard semiconductor sensors
- Warm-up Time: 10 seconds
- Blowing Time: 5 seconds
- In under 30 seconds, you can know whether you should ride with a friend or call a cab
- Batteries: 1 AAA battery (included)
- Dimensions: 0.95" x 2.85" x 0.65"
- Weight: 2 oz. (including battery)
- Includes BACtrack, battery, 3 replaceable mouthpieces, and manual