BACtrack Select S80 Breathalyzer Professional Edition

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imageYou’re out with your friends when you realize that you forgot to assign a designated driver. A couple of you have only had a beer or two, but if you got pulled over would you pass a breathalyzer test? And is it really safe for you to drive? The BACtrack Select S80 Breathalyzer Professional Edition can give you these answers and make sure you are safe on the road and safe from getting a ticket for DUI or DWI. It will let you know if you have a safe driver or if you need to call a taxi.

Drinking and Driving

Before I go any further, I have to say that drinking and then driving is inappropriate, not to mention illegal. People should choose one person as a designated driver who will not drink alcohol or everyone should agree to take a taxi or limo. Driving under the influence of alcohol is irresponsible and could cause injury to you, others in your car, and others on the road. The driving limit for DUI in all 50 states is 0.08% BAC. As an example, a 175 person who has 5 drinks over 3 hours will have a blood alcohol concentration that will land in the 0.08% and up zone. That same person who has 4 drinks over 3 hours is also impaired with .05%-.07%. These are all unlawful levels. If your blood alcohol content is .05-.07% you are 5 times more likely to have an accident if you get behind the wheel. At .08% your chances of having an accident increase by 25%.

In Other Words

Use this device to make sure you are safe to drive, not to avoid the police or try to evade them.

What’s in the Box?

  • BACtrack S80 Pro Breathalyzer
  • Hard-shell carrying case
  • Six disposable mouthpieces
  • 2 AA batteries
  • User guide

Top Choice

The BACtrack Select S80 Breathalyzer Professional Edition has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for personal use, as well as by the US Department of Transportation. It is a top choice for those seeking a safe, high-quality product.

Ease of Use

The S80 Pro is very easy to use. It has simple one-button operation that allows testing to begin in ten seconds. It has a 10 to 20 second refresh time. The four digit results are easy to read on the large, bright LCD screen. The unit is easy to carry as it is cell-phone sized. It will yield approximately 1,500 tests per set of AA batteries. Mouthpieces are disposal for sanitary reasons and more may be purchased as replacements.

What are People Saying About It?

The 4.2 out of 5 star rating indicates that a majority of users are happy with the BACtrack Select S80 Breathalyzer Professional Edition. Here are some of their comments:

Users are impressed with the constancy of this unit. They recommend purchasing extra mouthpieces to avoid contamination. Some smart reviewers even use this before driving a boat!

One negative review from a law enforcement officer pointed out that it was not accurate and the only really accurate devices were the $500 units. Another reviewer indicated intake of two shots of vodka, two shots of tequila, and a pint of beer and had a reading of 0.0000. Another had calibration issues and was unable to receive decent support from the manufacturer.


The BACtrack Select S80 Breathalyzer Professional Edition is available at a discount on and qualifies for Free super saver shipping.

Bottom Line

This is NOT a product you buy to get out of a DUI. This is a product intended to reveal whether or not you are safe to operate a motor vehicle. Used properly, it just may save lives.

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.