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    Personal Breathalyzer

    A friend and were discussing last night getting a personal breathalyzer. Today I did some research and figured I would get the input from here. Not looking for a key chain one, assume you get what you pay for in this category.

    What I have found is a couple brands standout, AlcoMate (Prestige and Premium) and BACtrack. I learned that they need calibration after a certain amount of tests. The intriguing thing about the AlcoMates have a replaceable sensor insteading of sending the unit back for calibration.

    Anyone have any experience with these? Are they worth $150+? Are there better ones out there?



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    You could save yourself money and not drink and drive.



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    You could save yourself money and not drink and drive.


    Presumably the breathalyzer would tell him if he was below the legal limit. Having a drink or two doesnt always mean over the limit or even intoxicated.



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    You could save yourself money and not drink and drive.
    You are correct. I could also apply the same logic and not even buy the car! That would be a bigger savings.



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    You should stop driving well short of the point where a breathalyzer is needed to tell you to stop. If that means only one beer, or zero beers for the evening, so be it.



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    If you're getting it just to see how drunk you and your friend can get, I speak from experience...they are cool for about a week, then they loose their luster.



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    You know when you're too drunk to drive, its not even comparable. If it's questionable just stay on a couch.



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    If you're getting it just to see how drunk you and your friend can get, I speak from experience...they are cool for about a week, then they loose their luster.
    Haha, i came home one day when i was in school, my roommate had gotten a cheap one and was drinking 'for science'



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    You know when you're too drunk to drive, its not even comparable. If it's questionable just stay on a couch.
    Except that's not true. Some can feel fine to drive yet be above .08.



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    If you think you need your own breathalyzer then I would seriously consider taking a look at your drinking habits and lifestyle. Considering how expensive a drunk driving charge is the cost of a cab ride home is well worth the money.


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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    If you think you need your own breathalyzer then I would seriously consider taking a look at your drinking habits and lifestyle. Considering how expensive a drunk driving charge is the cost of a cab ride home is well worth the money.
    Or its insurance. "hey, i feel fine to drive, but lets check to be sure"



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    If you think you need your own breathalyzer then I would seriously consider taking a look at your drinking habits and lifestyle. Considering how expensive a drunk driving charge is the cost of a cab ride home is well worth the money.
    Oh dear lord. The average person could go out to dinner with a group of friends, have 3 or 4 beers, and be above .08. I really don't think that person needs to look at their drinking habits and lifestyle.



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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    if you can touch your nose you are sober. that is my general rule of thumb.

    or if you go to reach for your nose and you know to reach for your face.




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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    If you think you need your own breathalyzer then I would seriously consider taking a look at your drinking habits and lifestyle. Considering how expensive a drunk driving charge is the cost of a cab ride home is well worth the money.
    Wow. Overkill.


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    Re: Personal Breathalyzer

    Well this took a hard left right out of the gate. Based on the question you do not have enough information to judge that I need a lecture on the topic of drinking and driving, but since several enjoy that, proceed.



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