At what point is one too many? Well, if you plan to drive after the threshold for “too many” is pretty much anything past one but many people make the terrible mistake of getting behind the wheel not realizing what their BAC actually is. We always try to be fun and joking on this website but getting behind the wheel after too many drinks is dangerous to you and everybody else on the road. So why try to even risk guessing whether that next beer could put you over the legal limit or if that Appletini is just too much for you to have? We found a gadget that can take the guessing game out of the equation and make you feel confident you’re either good to go or need to call an Uber immediately.
The gadget is called AlcoMate Revo and they sent us a demo of the product to test out. If you read our reviews regularly, you know that we judge on quality based on “how solid an item feels” when we pick it up a lot of times. When we picked up AlcoMate, we quickly realized that this was not the run of the mill cheapo breathylyzer that was more of a gag gift than the real thing. AlcoMate utilizes PRIMS technology along with fuel-cell exactness to provide their users with reliable and accurate data making it one of the strongest commercial breathalyzer’s on the market. The device comes in a kit that includes interchangeable mouthpieces, a case for the device itself (which makes it to carry around in a vehicle) and then a big giant hard case to carry all of these items together.
The one thing you need to be aware of when trying this (as many may pull this out in party settings for a good chuckle) is that you shouldn’t use it until after you’ve stopped eating, drinking or smoking for 20 minutes as it will affect the test. You also have to be careful using this if you’ve recently used mouthwash or breath spray which can also make the reading fluctuate.
The thing that we really liked about Alcomate is the confidence it gives you in the results. There are a lot of smartphone breathalyzers out there (some we might have even featured on this site) that seemed to be more of a party trick than something you want to stake you true BAC on. AlcoMate gives you the ability to have a breathalyzer that won’t require you to send it in for calibration and still feel confident in the readings you get if done correctly. Click here to purchase the AlcoMate Revo.