Breathalyser review - 5th – AlcoSense Lite

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  • Do personal breathalysers work?
  • We test eight devices scientifically
  • Units from £20-£300 tested
5th – AlcoSense Lite
Best Price: £34.99 (alcosense.co.uk)
Sensor: Semi-conductive oxide
For: Excellent performer for such a low price
Against: Very little
Overall:


Accuracy: Follow the instructions carefully and this budget unit can punch above its weight. The AlcoSense Lite was the best of the cheaper models, and not far off the best mid-priced units. The Lite is the pick of the discount devices.


Value for Money: It’s hard to complain at this price.


Ease of Use: You have to remember to press the blow button while giving a sample – which is a bit fiddly – but other than that it's pretty straightforward. The written and on-screen instructions are clear, and the results are displayed immediately. A symbol shows if you are close to or over the drink-drive limit. The Lite’s compact size is another plus point.


Owning: The AlcoSense One needs calibrating every year, at £12.99 or £24.99 for calibration and full service.

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