Simply turn on the unit and begin testing your alcohol level in a matter of seconds. Featuring a Microcheck sensor (an advanced semiconductor technology).
What's In The Box
- BACTRACK S30 Alcohol Breathalyzer
- 2 Mouthpieces
- 2 AAA alkaline batteries
- User manual
- One year warranty
- Breath Intake Area – Versatile design allows quick use with or without replaceable, hygienic mouthpieces.
- MicroCheck : An advanced semiconductor technology
- Dimensions : 1.33×4.05×0.98 inches (3.4×10.3×2.5 cm)
- Weight : 1.87 oz (53 grams) with mouthpiece and batteries
- Detection Range : 0.00 – 0.40 %BAC
- Test Count : Displays total number of tests performed
- Battery Life : Approx. 200-300 times
- Warm Up Time : 10-20 seconds
- Response Time : 5 seconds
- Sensor Accuracy : +/- 0.01 %BAC @ 0.02 %BAC
- Operating Temperature : 50-104 °F (10-40 °C)
- Crisp 3 digit multifunction display – Easy to read test results and alerts.
- One Button Operation – Simply turn it on and begin testing in seconds.
- Compact size and sleek design – Easily fits into a pocket or purse for on the go lifestyles.
Anything I should know about the use of these units?
Users must wait 20 minutes after eating, drinking, or smoking before blowing into the BACTRACK Breathalyzer. Failure to wait 20 minutes can provide inaccurate test results and damage the sensor.
How does the BACTRACK Breathalyzer measure blood alcohol content?
The BACTRACK takes a deep lung air sample from a subject and converts the breath alcohol value into the blood alcohol value.
Why do users need to wait 15-20 minutes after eating, drinking, or smoking before blowing into the tester?
Any residual alcohol in the saliva will cause test results to be incorrect and read very high. For example, if you have a sip of beer and immediately blow into the BACTRACK, the sensor will display a very high alcohol concentration. This is measuring the amount of alcohol in your saliva, not your blood alcohol content.
By waiting 20 minutes after drinking, you are allowing the alcohol to be absorbed into your stomach, intestines, and other areas and then into the bloodstream.
Why does one need to exhale with their mouth open?
After thousands of controlled tests, our engineering team determined the optimal breath sample for an accurate test result is performed with the mouth open. This method: 1) ensures air enters the unit for the full sampling period and; 2) hits the sensor at the optimal velocity.
What does the “ERR” message mean?
ERR is displayed if a subject does not exhale a sufficient air sample through the Dual-Flow tube. This can occur if a user does not exhale for a long enough period of time, or if a user does not blow continuously for the test period. (Do not exhale for one second, stop, and exhale again.)
During first use, users may experience difficulty in exhaling for this extended period. However, this technique is critical for accurate test results, as the BACTRACK samples all of a subject’s lung air. The longer and deeper the air sample, the more accurate the test results.
What is BluFire Sensor Technology?
How accurate is the BACTRACK Breathalyzer?
The BACTRACK is perhaps one of the most accurate breathalyzers in the world that does not require a mouthpiece. Although the BACTRACK is only intended to screen for the presence of alcohol and provide a rough approximation, our internal laboratory tests show that the accuracy compares favorably to $500 fuel cell-based alcohol testers.
BluFire is a propriety alcohol sensing algorithm applied to the BACTRACK’s Dual-Flow air chamber. The sensor software takes multiple samples during a user’s breath in order to compare beginning BAC values to the eventual deep lung air sample achieved through a 3-5 second open mouth breath. The software is able to produce an especially accurate result because the velocity of a user’s breath is controlled inside the Dual-Flow tube.
Which side should I blow into, the left side or right side?
Users can blow into either side. This makes it equally easy to test oneself or hold it out and test someone else. Not to mention equally easy for left-handed and right-handed users.
BACtrack Breathalyzers was featured on The Dr. Phil Show titled "Under the Influence." Dr. Phil encourages everyone to buy and use a BACtrack. BACtrack was also featured on Oprah's All Stars, The Doctors, and in The Wall Street Journal last year.
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