The Patec Breathalyzer is a conveniently sized personal device which can aid you in determining whether you have had enough to drink. It can even be used for fun, to see who is holding up better as the night goes on.
The device arrives in a plain brown box, but everything is neatly packed and secure. Included are 4 mouth pieces as well as an installed rechargeable battery, charging cord, and user manual. The inclusion of several mouthpieces is a nice touch because it allows you to share the device without having to share the germs. The display is large and easy to read, and the buttons are well placed and easily accessible when holding the device with one hand.
The unit is easy to operate, just be sure to take a deep breath before blowing, you have to blow steady for about 7 seconds before your results are registered. Speaking of results, they seemed to be accurate, slowly increasing as each person had more drinks as the evening went on. I have nothing to compare these results to however, and would take them only as a guide and not an absolute, just to be safe.
This is my first alcohol tester, and while it is interesting to know what your blood alcohol content is, I will still live by the motto that if you have even one drink, you shouldn’t get behind the wheel.
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*Full disclosure: This product was provided to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. No guarantee of a positive review was made and all insights are my own.