A common question at this time of year, as a personal breathalyser can be a great christmas gift or stocking filler, and may save a life or a driving license. The best breathalyser to buy depends on what you wish to use it for.
Best personal breathalyzer for France & Europe
If you are looking for an breathalyser for travelling in France, then it depends how frequently you are likely to be using it. If you are likely to use it frequently then an digital breathalyser makes a very good choice.
if you are only going to be needing the breathalyser occasionally, then opt for a cheap disposable breathalyser kit with blow bags
Best personal breathalyser for UK
Again it depends on how often you are likely to use it. If it is a very occasional use then opt for a disposable breathalyser kit . They come in a range of sensitivity, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
if you are likely to be using the breathalyser quite frequently then opt for a digital breathalyser such as the DA5000 digital breathalyser or the AL6000 digital breathalyser. They are both reliable & robust breathalysers, that have stood the test of time, and offer excellent value for money.
I would avoid spending less than this on a digital breathalyser, as you really do get what you pay for with them. The very cheap keyring breathalysers that are available, are just fun novelty items, and their readings should not be relied upon.
Why buy a personal breathalyser ?
We all need to be more aware of our alcohol consumption, and how it affects our abilities to perform tasks such as driving, and a breathalyser can help with this.
A zero tolerance to drinking and driving is by far the safest option ( i.e. if you are driving then abstain from drinking ) Many drivers are caught out, because they do not realise that alcohol can still be in their blood many hours or even the next morning after drinking, and that the absorption & therefore the blood levels of alcohol is affected by many factors.