Breathometer Turns Your iPhone Into a Breathalyzer

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Breathometer is a new iPhone accessory that analyzes user’s breathe for blood alcohol level and gives an accurate Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) measurement via an iPhone app so that the user can take an informed decision whether or not it is safe to drive.

The portable breathalyzer is the size of a car key, which connects to the iPhone or Android smartphone via the audio jack.

Breathometer is both a device and mobile app that will transform iPhone and Android smartphones into a breathalyzer. Breathometer provides options beyond informing users of their impaired state and plans to connect to local transportation services to quickly connect with a cab or taxi. Upon launch, Breathometer will be available at Breathometer.com, the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Breathometer will be FDA approved and is patent pending. It is ideal for anyone who enjoys even a casual drink, as just one drink can affect judgment or the ability to drive safely. The company will make Breathometer available in Summer 2013, anticipating that the affordable price combined with a quality equivalent to current consumer breathalyzers will encourage widespread use and help grow the market for such devices. 

Breathometer is available for pre-order for $20 on Indiegogo, a Kickstarter-like crowd funding website. According to the Breathometer website, they hope to start shipping the product later this summer.

Let me know what you think of the accessory in the comments.

Via: MacRumors

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  • Somebody

    Whoever invested into making this is so out of their money right now. Mobile devices are good and in high demand and writing software for them is great way to make some money as long as your business model does not involve chugging another accessory around. This is useless mainly because why would I carry this accessory that requires the iPhone when I can carry a normal breathalyzer that doesn’t require my phone instead… People don’t carry one in either case because its inconvenient and this doesn’t make it any more convenient, in fact it makes it less convenient because your breathalyzer now requires the phone as well… In fact you can already buy a breathalyzer that doesn’t require your iphone is the same size and is cheaper.

    • BoozinBruce

      I agree. They make tiny key chains that check BAC for cheap and they work well. And like any gadget, they will shrink and require less juice with each generation.

  • Rick o’ Shea

    Sounds like a good idea. But in reality, if you’ve had 2 or more drinks, your prob over the limit.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Actually, a better rule to follow is to not drive if you drink as any amounts of alcohol in case an accident can get you in trouble not to mention the safety issue.