Finding The Best Breathalyzer


Once you have realized the benefits of carrying and using a breathalyzer, it comes down to finding which one is right for you, or for the family member for whom you want to get one. There are many breathalyzers on the market these days, and they range in price from a few dollars to several hundred dollars.

So, the question is, how do you know which is the best breathalyzer for you and your needs, or for the needs of your family? Fortunately it really is not all that hard to figure out. The old saying that says you get what you pay for happens to be very true when it comes to hi tech devices like breathalyzers. Although you will find many breathalyzers on the market for less than $20, if you think you can use one of those to make decisions like when to drive after drinking, I am afraid you are asking for trouble.

Price point is only one factor, but in general you should expect to pay close to $100 for any breathalyzer that will be of a high enough quality and accurate enough to be trusted for actual driving decisions after drinking. On the other hand, if you just want to educate your family or friends on the affects of alcohol on their body, there are few better ways than to use a breathalyzer as a teaching device in the home. When it comes to this, there are many in the $25 to $50 range that are perfectly suited. You will not get perfectly accurate readings from them, but you will be able to display a rising blood alcohol content after each drink. Many people even make a game of it, and as long as no one is driving, why not make education fun?

If you are in the market for a quality breathalyzer, consider the Alcomate Accucell AL9000. This will set you back a couple of hundred dollars, but it is absolutely top notch in accuracy and has low maintenance requirements. In fact, it is the first breathalyzer on the market that features a replaceable sensor so you don’t have to send the unit back to the factory for recalibration.

When shopping for a breathalyzer, do some online research and the one that is right for your situation will become evident pretty quickly.

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