BreathKey Breathalyzer: The Digital Keychain Breath Alcohol Tester with Professional Features


imageWhile I will not advocate drinking alcohol and driving, I will advocate finding out if you are actually drunk. That’s where a device like the BreathKey Breathalyzer: The Digital Keychain Breath Alcohol Tester with Professional Features comes in. My hope is that if you use it and find that your Blood Alcohol Content comes back out of the range of safety, you will hand over your keys to a non-drinker and get a cab or a friend to drive you home.

Features of the BreathKey Breathalyzer: The Digital Keychain Breath Alcohol Tester

  • Weighs less than one ounce
  • Fuel cell sensor technology
  • Accuracy certified by FDA to be ± 0.010% at 0.080% BAC
  • Lifetime battery
  • Made in USA
  • Keychain design
  • Durable
  • Easy to use

But I Can Hold My Liquor

Right. Let’s take a couple of examples, shall we? Let’s take a few estimates, using a formula from BreathKey Breathalyzer: The Digital Keychain Breath Alcohol Tester.

  1. A 125 lb. woman drinks 2 drinks over 1 hour. Her estimated BAC? 0.08% Legally DUI.
  2. A 195 lb. man drinks 3 drinks over 2 hours. His estimated BAC? 0.04% which puts him on the edge of a likely charge of DUI.
  3. A 165 lb. man has 4 drinks over 2 hours. His estimated BAC? 0.08% Legally DUI.
  4. A 135 lb. woman has 1 drink in 1 hour. Her estimated BAC? 0.03% Possible DUI.

The point is that it’s tough to tell how alcohol will affect you. And you might not feel drunk even when you are. Since it impairs your judgment, you are in an even worse place to make a decision about driving. This device might help you make the right choice.

Sharing Isn’t Always Good

Some breathalyzer units come with disposable mouthpieces so that the units can be shared. The BreathKey Breathalyzer: The Digital Keychain Breath Alcohol Tester is so tiny that there is no extra mouthpiece. The flow sensor is designed to get a deep lung sample for accuracy so users blow directly into the device. This direct mouth contact with the device prohibits sharing. After all, you might not want to share whatever else might be in that person’s mouth or on their lips!

Calibration

While the battery lasts a lifetime, the unit itself requires recalibration every six months to a year. Without this, the unit may lose accuracy. To have the BreathKey Breathalyzer: The Digital Keychain Breath Alcohol Tester calibrated, users must ship (at their own cost) the unit to the company and pay $14.95 for calibration. This can get costly.

Let’s Gab

So, now you know a little about the BreathKey Breathalyzer: The Digital Keychain Breath Alcohol Tester with Professional Features. But to really decide if this is the unit for you, wouldn’t it be best to hear from some folks who have used it? The current 4 out of 5 star rating includes the following comments:

The obvious comment that using this unit was “better than a DUI” seems pretty silly, doesn’t it? But the ability to provide readings in thousandths of percent can apparently be very important in terms of DUI charges. Some users keep two units. One in the car and one to carry to make sure they always have it with them. An inventive, but very smart use of this device is during a trip to Wine Country! The wine tastings can certainly render people intoxicated. Personally, I hope people are not buying this to evade DUI by trying to be more careful when their readings are high.

The negative comments were mostly about poor accuracy. And one review, which was actually kind of funny, said that he couldn’t figure it out when he was drunk.

Availability

The BreathKey Breathalyzer: The Digital Keychain Breath Alcohol Tester with Professional Features can be purchased at Amazon.com. It qualifies for Free super saver shipping.

Bottom Line

This type of device is great for when you’re out drinking with friends for fun, but don’t depend on it. Choose a designated driver to stay alcohol free for the evening and go from there. The safest way to go out drinking is to NOT drive after you consume alcohol. A device like this will not save your life.


About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.