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A pocket-size breath lab

The breath tester for the smartphone age

Breathe in, get BAC reading out

LEDs light the way

USB port for charging

Just one button

Made for sharing

A kit that travels

Read your BAC, then share?

Not-so-anonymous data

Meet the new BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer. For $149.99 this little gizmo will test your breath for blood alcohol content (BAC) level in minutes.
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What sets the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer apart from traditional consumer breath analyzers is its ability to pair with an iPhone over Bluetooth and talk to a companion mobile app.
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You blow into the BACtrack's air intake to capture and analyze your breath for alcohol.
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Twin blue LEDs on the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer tell you pairing and power status.
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The BACtrack is rated to provide about 500 readings on a single charge. When its battery needs a refill, connect its charging cable to its Micro-USB port.
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There's just one button on the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer. It turns the device on and also kicks it into Bluetooth-pairing mode.
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Equipped with disposable plastic tips in the box, the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer lets you test the BAC levels of friends, too. The tips are designed to placate the more hygienically squeamish by attaching to the BACtrack's mouthpiece.
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The BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer ships with its own zip-up case for easy storage in bags and pockets. You also get three plastic tips for the mouthpiece.
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The BACtrack takes your BAC readings and also plots an estimated time for your return to sobriety. You can share results via Facebook or Twitter.
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The BACtrack can collect data about how you drink, then post it online for all to see. Called BACtrack WorldView, the Google Maps-based map shows details such as username, time, location, BAC level, and even photos if you add them.
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