AK Solutions introduces our flagship AlcoMate Premium breathalyzer, which combines professional reliability with exceedingly easy-to-use one-button operation. You may count on the Premium breathalyzer to serve all your personal and/or professional alcohol breath testing needs, as it is DOT Approved for law-enforcement grade accuracy and US Coast Guard Approved to satisfy the necessaries of all marine vessels in US waters to have a breathalyzer-on-board. The Premium breathalyzer likewise incorporates patent-pending pre-calibrated replaceable sensor module technology to eliminate the need for calibration service, saving you the downtime and inconvenience, as well as extending the lifetime of the device.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #15090 in Health and Beauty
- Brand: AlcoMate
- Model: AL7000
- Released on: 2007-12-11
- Dimensions: 1.50″ h x 5.00″ w x 9.50″ l,
- DOT approved for Law Enforcement: Accuracy +/-0.01 at 0.10%BAC
- US Coast Guard approved
- Pre-calibrated replaceable sensor module technology
- 2nd generation re-enforced sensor modules
- Easy-replace sensor panel
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Reproducible results and convenient
By Hope this helps
My wife and I have owned this for a few weeks and have used it a couple dozen times. It seems very solidly made and the readings seem reasonable, given our alcohol intake, and reproducible (within about a 5% range). A suggestion that seems sensible, although not in the instructions and I can’t prove its importance, is to take in a moderately deep breath, hold it for 5-10 seconds, breath slowly out and then start to breath into the breathalyzer without stopping your expiration. This would seem to best assure a reproducible measurement of an equilibrated air sample from deep in your lungs and not from the trachea, which could represent fresh air that you have just inspired.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
Good brand, bad product
By J. Reynolds
I purchased this unit as an upgrade to my AL6000. The AlcoMate brand has been, for me, the most accurate and reliable consumer brand in BAC testing. Supposedly, this AL7000 was even more accurate. I was thinking of replacing my old AL6000 anyway, so I figured I’d try it. Right out of the box, it looked and felt really nice! That assumption went out the window the first time I tried to use it with alcohol in my system. After 3 drinks (and waiting over 30 minutes, as recommended), it told me I was at a .000 BAC. Curious, because I sure felt a bit more buzzed than that. So my friend tries it after drinking 5 beers (and waiting 20 minutes). He gets a .000 reading! So he tests again after the unit resets. Now he gets a reading of .020. Definitely NOT accurate AT ALL. My AL6000 has ALWAYS been extremely accurate, so I was very disappointed in the AL7000′s inaccuracy. I have since returned it and continue to use my reliable and accurate AL6000.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
By K. Rudnick
We purchased this with the goal of checking our teens. I was OK with a small margin of error, but what I found was that this device was not reliable at all.
Essentially I tested as follows:
1. Consumed 4 beers within 1.5 hours
2. Waited 30 minutes from the point of my last beer
The results were continually a BAC of 0.0%
This of course is not satisfactory as I would want to know if my kids had consumed as much.
I am not sure that there is a good consumer priced solution, but this is certainly not it.
As a side note, I did email the manufacturer and never received a response. So not only do you get a dysfunctional product, but you don’t get any customer service.
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