Breathometer is the world's first smartphone breathalyzer

By on March 14, 2013, 7:30 AM

Meet the Breathometer – a keychain-sized portable breathalyzer designed to work in conjunction with your smartphone to determine if you are fit to get behind the wheel after a few (or several) adult beverages. The $20 gadget has already raised the $25,000 needed to fund the campaign after just one day but the company will of course need to wait until the end of the campaign to collect the funds.

The device will plug into your phone’s headphone jack and using the accompanying app, you simply blow into the unit to measure your blood-alcohol concentration. We are told that it will work with Android devices as well as the iPhone and there’s even an option in the software to connect to local transportation services if you are too impaired to drive.

According to a recent poll from sodahead.com, 64 percent of respondents said they have either driven while intoxicated or have been in the car with someone that was driving under the influence. Furthermore, 67 percent of people said they know someone that’s been involved in an accident involving a drunk driver and a whopping 81 percent of people know someone that has been arrested for driving under the influence.

Early adopters can pre-order a Breathometer for just $20 which is estimated to arrive in January 2014. As of writing, however, there are just over 300 devices left at this price. After that, you’ll need to throw down $50 for the early, early bird Breathometer that ships later this year in November.




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yRaz yRaz said:

I can see it now, "I've got one right here officer"

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

If I spent 50 bucks on a product like this I wouldn't have enough money left to get intoxicated, if fact I'd have to be intoxicated to consider buying something like this.

MilwaukeeMike said:

Well... I hope they sell a lot... here in Wisconsin they treat drunk drivers sorta like speeders. Slap on the wrist with a ticket. Then when they're caught going the wrong way down the freeway (which happens like almost once a month) we hear about how it's their 7th or 8th offense.

Timonius Timonius said:

Enter 'controversial' (?) laws requiring 'anti-drunk' devices being installed in motor vehicles to prevent them from starting if the driver is drunk.

Guest said:

So when will this be modified to prevent drunk-dialing?

yRaz yRaz said:

So when will this be modified to prevent drunk-dialing?

I think the drunk texting is more important, not many people answer the phone at 3am

Darkshadoe Darkshadoe said:

I see a drinking game using this product in the future.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Well... I hope they sell a lot... here in Wisconsin they treat drunk drivers sorta like speeders. Slap on the wrist with a ticket. Then when they're caught going the wrong way down the freeway (which happens like almost once a month) we hear about how it's their 7th or 8th offense.

Yeah here in South Africa you slip the cops 10 bucks & they generally let you go. It's sad really.

2 people like this | cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I see a drinking game using this product in the future.
Hahaha

$10 ante-up to start the game. $100 for the one that gains the highest breathometer score. Just remember to spend your winnings on a cab ride home. lol

HiDDeNMisT HiDDeNMisT said:

I see a drinking game using this product in the future.
Hahaha

$10 ante-up to start the game. $100 for the one that gains the highest breathometer score. Just remember to spend your winnings on a cab ride home. lol

Lets play. I'm totally down.

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