Here we review the AlcoSense Lite 2 and AlcoSense Ultra. We all know it’s not wise to drink at all and then drive the same day, but even driving the next day you could be over the legal limit. So having a cost-effective device that gives you peace of mind and an indication on if you are over or under the legal limit is a no brainer in our opinion. So these devices could be an excellent gift for yourself or a loved one if you or they fancy a tipple once in a while. So in the name of research, I tested these devices, drinking a bottle of red wine over a few hours one evening and then testing myself that evening and the following morning.
The AlcoSense Ultra has a retail cost of £249.99 and prior to my testing of the device I saw online that it had 89 reviews with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5. The AlcoSense Lite 2 has a retail cost of £44.99 and prior to my testing of the device I saw online that it had 210 reviews with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5. These devices by all accounts looked very well rated, however, I would stress that these devices may not be as exact/accurate as those used by the police (but close enough I’d assume), however, these devices will give you a very good indication as to whether you are above or under the allowed alcohol limits for whatever country you are based.
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Previously we reviewed the Alcosense Ultra here in 2017. You can read that review here.
So what’s the main difference between an Alcosense Lite and the Alcosense Ultra? Well, the Alcosense Lite 2 is the entry level product and suitable for the general driver. The Alcosense Ultra is for people who drive for a living or extensively, for example abroad. Here’s more facts…
- The Lite 2 has a semi-conductor sensor, whereas the Ultra has a professional grade fuel cell sensor. It’s the same sensor used by several UK police forces for maximum accuracy.
- This means the accuracy of the Ultra is -0.00‰ and +0.07‰ BAC (in other words it never under-reads your level, but might very slightly over-read it to err on the safe side).
- The Ultra has a pre-loaded database of worldwide drink drive limits, the Lite 2 just has the limits for the UK.
- The Ultra shows the estimated time until sober, and you can set an alert to re-test at that time.
- The Ultra features a “Blow Coach” which tells you if you are blowing too hard or too light.
- The Ultra features sensor overload protection (if you test too soon after drinking when alcohol is still present in your mouth).
- The Ultra has a test memory (last 128 results) and you can download them to your PC.
- The Ultra has a full colour 48mm screen which gives you traffic light coloured alerts, with detailed readings of your alcohol level in blood and breath measurements. The Lite 2 is an LCD screen and gives blood measurements only.
More information on the Alcosense Ultra can be found here. If you purchase an Alcosense item from now up to the 27th Sept. 2021 you can take advantage of the my car heaven discount code (see below). A 10% discount is not to be sniffed at, and with Christmas round the corner it would make a thoughtful gift for a loved one or friend.
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