BACtrack Mobile was featured in PC Magazine this week, surprising all with its petite form, adroit flair, and proficient function.
The technology critic at the magazine tested BACtrack Mobile over the course of one drinking session, comparing his results after each beer with an online BAC calculator. To his initial surprise, he found BACtrack Mobile clocking his BAC at a different rate--apparently unaware that online calculators can be egregiously erroneous due to the fact that they take NONE of the following into account: the subject's age, metabolism, medications, amount of food in their stomach, alcoholic tolerance, emotional state, carbonation of the drink, or the half a dozen other factors that affect BAC.
A BACtrack Breathalyzer, on the other hand, takes ALL these things into account since it is basing its BAC estimate on none other than the subject's breath.
In the end, BACtrack Mobile's readings were lauded as consistent. Speaking the truth, the critic writes, "no one should rely on this device to justify driving after a few drinks—the more important statistic provided here is the estimated time to sobriety."
In this, we can fully agree.
"When used responsibly," he concludes, "the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer can, at least, give you a good idea of when you need to stop drinking if you want to get home by a certain time... For the mature, the BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer can be a useful tool to help gauge when you've had enough."
Read the full review: //www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2419435,00.asp