"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.
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."
AlcoSense Lite - Winner – Best Breathalyser under £40.
"Excellent performer for such a low price. Follow the instructions carefully and this budget unit can punch above its weight. The AlcoSense Lite was the best of the cheaper models, and not far off the best mid-priced units. The Lite is the pick of the discount devices."
Full review can be read here: http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/introduction/1206295
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
"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."
"This was our cheapest device in our test, and can be picked up for around £40. It certainly doesn’t feel cheap though, and in my opinion has the nicest looking display of all of the devices we’ve tested. It’s results were around about on the mark. It performed formidably in the lab testing."
Reproduced with kind permission from Road Safety Analysis Ltd.
"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."
"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."
"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 "
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Just three large glasses can put you over the limit the next day. If AlcoSense comes out positive, get the bus!"
"Breathalyse yourself, before the fuzz catch you doing an Alistair Stewart, with an AlcoSense Pocket Breathalyser. Be Safe"
"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"
"To prove my inebriation I test myself when I arrive back using an AlcoSense portable breathalyser. At 0700 the reading was clear..."
"Breath testing specialists at AlcoSense have a range of breathalyzers that are affordable, portable and easy to use and TrafficSafe took the AlcoSense Lite model to test over a period of six months. It’s been passed around the office, flung into briefcases, kept in glove compartments, forgotten, accidentally set off a couple of times when sat on and subjected to the usual rigours endured by portable electronics but it still looks good, works well and even still has the original batteries in it. Interpreting the readings is also simple. The display shows the %BAC figure and a warning triangle if you’re close to the 0.8% limit and a “don’t drive” symbol if you’re 0.8% or over. At just under £40, the AlcoSense Lite is an inexpensive addition to the contents of your glovebox and highly recommended.
Read the full review by clicking here."