Best Breathalyzers: Avoid Driving Under the Influence
Our top picks for the best breathalyzers for maximum accuracy and reliability
- Best OverallBACtrack S80 Professional BreathalyzerSummarySummaryThe BACtrack S80 Professional Breathalyzer is the best breathalyzer to consider if you want the precision only police-grade tech can deliver. Features an accurate sensor which shows no false positives. This device is trusted by clinics, law enforcement, and hospitals.ProsPros
Incredibly sensitive and accurate device.
Easy to use. Comes with a discreet case. Capable of conducting thousands of tests before recalibration. Features a four-digit LED display for comprehensive test results. Comes with a one-year warranty.ConsConsThe sensors in this breathalyzer need recalibration once every 12 months. Rather large to be portable. High price tag.
- Best ValueAlcoHAWK PT500 BreathalyzerSummarySummaryThe AlcoHAWK PT500 is an ideal device for those looking for a high accuracy device with the capability to eliminate false positives. Use this device with confidence since it meets U.S. Department of Transportation standards. A highly dependable device with consistent accuracy regardless of how many drinks you have.ProsProsFeatures an easy to use LED display. Sleek, stylish and user-friendly design. Long-lasting batteries for extended use. A simple menu-driven operation that allows for quick and accurate BAC readings. Lasts more than a 1,000 uses before recalibration.ConsConsThis device is sensitive to high and low temperatures. Only comes with 10 mouthpieces. Its build construction is not durable. This breathalyzer will need recalibration after 12 months. Steep learning curve.
- Honorable MentionBACtrack Trace Portable BreathalyzerSummarySummaryThe BACtrack Trace Portable Breathalyzer is well regarded by users for its police-grade sensor technology capabilities. It’s an ideal choice for users looking for a mid-range device with good accuracy. Offers really good battery life, meaning it should be ready to go when you need it.ProsProsExtremely accurate device. Sleek understated design for ease of use. Sold with a convenient carrying case. Provides accurate BAC readings within seconds. Great battery life for extended use. Listed by the FDA as a medical device. Full one-year warranty.ConsConsDoes not provide the date and time of reading. Needs recalibration once a year. Reviewers say readings are not accurate immediately after taking a drink. Not many mouthpieces are supplied with this device.