7 things you need to know about BACtrack Skyn
BACtrack Skyn is the world’s first wearable alcohol tracker. This helps you take better decisions about your drinking habit and much more. It is quite easy to use and attractive as well.
When was BACtrack Skyn released?
BACtrack Skyn was released in the CES 2017 (One of the biggest tech expo in the world) with a sole purpose of taking the arbitrary drinking habit of people in control. BACtrack has been popular for its Breathalyzer for past years and this wearable is one of its best products due to convenience and it will probably be cost-effective as they’ll cost much less than expensive $1000 traditional Breathalyzer. This was one of the most innovative devices in the CES 2017 that happened from January 5 to January 8.
You can read the release here
BACtrack skyn price
BACtrack hasn’t revealed their cost for BACtrack Skyn till now because it has been recently released. You can order it earlier through their website:
The price of the standalone wearable device is not quite known but the Apple watch strap option is predicted to cost around $99 which may give you an idea that it is quite a reasonable price for what it can do.
BACtrack Skyn for Apple Watch
This one is more of an add-on to the Apple Watch than a wearable itself. This gets attached to the strap of the Apple Watch and starts giving you the alcohol readings. All you need to do is turn on the app on the watch and press start. Now, it will track your alcohol intake. As per your need, you may also keep your limits up to how much you can drink and how much will make you illegal to drive. This can help you make better decisions.
All you need to do is turn on the app on the watch and press start. Now, it will track your alcohol intake. As per your need, you may also keep your limits up to how much you can drink and how much will make you illegal to drive. This can help you make better decisions.
As per your need, you may also keep your limits up to how much you can drink and how much will make you illegal to drive. This can help you make better decisions.
You will have to turn on the notification and you will be buzzed whenever you are near to exceeding your limit. This will give an idea of whether you should drive yourself, or call a cab or Uber for taking you to your destination. We suggest you stick to the driving limit so that you do not cause any sorts of inconvenience.
Apart from this exclusive device from BACtrack, as I mentioned earlier, they make excellent breathalyzers as well.
If you happen to be from a health sector or from law enforcement, you might want to keep an eye on the Breathalyzer that is listed below.
BACtrack S80 Pro is a well-known, accurate and professional device and BACtrack Keychain is more of a personal device. Description for both of them has been given below.
If you don’t think BACtrack skyn is something you want and if you seek a more traditional way of testing the alcohol levels, these might be the best choices out there because they are cost friendly and pretty accurate. The best thing about BACtrack is they do not seem to compromise on the quality which can be seen from the user reviews of their best devices on the market.
BACtrack skyn s80 Pro
BACtrack s80 Pro is an ideal breathalyzer for health professionals as well as the law enforcement as well. BACtrack claims that it consists of Xtend® Fuel Cell Sensor Technology which enhances the accuracy of the device as well as makes it pretty convenient to use.
Its one button operation is just amazingly handy and people like health professionals and police will love this for the very reason. It doesn’t require any expertise for operation and its clear LCD screen is clear and bright so that you can see the results easily.
For further convenience, you have an option of changing the mouthpiece as well which can be used for different people. If it is used regularly by a lot of people, the mouthpiece can pretty easily be sanitized.
Approved by the DOT/NHTSA, this breathalyzer stands out pretty perfectly among the other expensive breathalyzer that is pretty sluggish in showing the results.
Here are some specs from the BACtrack website that might give you an insight about the device.
- 6 mouthpieces included
- +/- 0.005 at 0.050% BAC Accuracy
- 10-20 seconds warm up time
- 5 seconds of blowing time and 3 seconds of response time
- 1-year Warranty
These are pretty impressive specifications for a breathalyzer. You can analyze your alcohol content in blood in under 10 seconds and can test up to 3-5 people in under a minute.
In the box, with 6 mouthpieces, you get 2 AA batteries required to operate it, a hard-shell carrying case and of course the instruction manual as well.
Customer review for this device is pretty good as well and people have bought this for not only professional use but also personal use.
You can read more about BACtrack s80 Pro here
You can read the customer reviews on the bottom of that web page as well. For a brief knowledge, it has been given 4.7 out of 5 stars by the customers.
For a reasonable price of $129.99, I think this is a bargain provided its excellent accuracy, convenience and the packed box in which it comes.
BACtrack skyn s80 manual
This shouldn’t be much of a problem because the buttons are quite self-explanatory and the whole device is pretty easy to use. But you might want to know what the LCD display might show and what that means. So, for the deeper knowledge about that, This page should help you with the instruction manual. This manual comes inside the box with the BACtrack S80 Pro but in case you lost it or threw it away, this should have you covered.
For the exact brochure and manual, you can download this PDF form of the BACtrack S80 Pro Owner’s manual.
The manual says that before blowing into this Breathalyzer, one should wait 20 minutes after eating, smoking, or drinking because that provides an inaccurate result and this can damage the sensor of the device as well. So follow these instructions carefully.
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BACtrack skyn Keychain Breathalyzer
This might not be as effective as BACtrack S80 Pro, but customer reviews show that it is not just a regular keychain. It is a keychain with a breathalyzer and its portability makes it a pretty good device that you can carry with you in an alcohol party.
The best thing about this device is that it is very affordable and pretty accurate for that price. You even get 5 color choices to rock a fancy keychain that happens to track your alcohol content as a Breathalyzer as well. This also rocks a one touch operation system making it pretty easy for you to use it and anyone can use it with no problem.
You will need to read the user’s manual to know what the LCD screen displays and what specific things mean and it is quite easy. Here is the user’s manual to the device.
So if you want something that gives you a reading of your alcohol intake as well as fits in perfectly in your pocket and looks stylish as well, I’d recommend you to go for it. For $29.99, this looks like a bargain.
There is no compulsion for you to buy such device but it is recommended because of the quality and the accuracy of the device. Along with the above mentioned BACtrack devices, you have a variety of choices like BACtrack Vio and BACtrack Trace Pro as well which you can go through in the link.
How to use BACtrack skyn?
BACtrack devices are just easy as a toy to operate if you go through the manuals once. For your convenience, the operating instructions manuals are given in the link below. You may choose the device you have and click on its manual to find the operating manual.
There may be some things that you might want to think about using these devices. Most or all of these devices require you to wait 20 minutes after drinking, eating or smoking before you blow into the Breathalyzer. This is a must because this may damage the device or give a false result. Read this manual on how to use BACtrack.
Blood Alcohol limit UK?
Since you just read an article about Breathalyzer you might want to know about the limits of blood alcohol limit and legal stuff about the blood alcohol measurement.
In UK (England and Wales), the alcohol limit for drivers is 35 micro grammes per 100 millilitres of breath, 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine. In most other European countries, the limit is less, usually 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.
Different from other UK countries the alcohol limit for drivers was reduced to 50 milligrams of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood and the breath alcohol equivalent reduced to 22 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.
Drinking and staying in limit is very difficult so if you plan to drink, leave your vehicle and take a cab or ask someone to drop you off because you might have problems legally and you might meet an accident.