AlcoSense Personal Breathalyzers Comparison

Below is a comparison of AlcoSense Personal Breathalyzers and their features and specifications. For more information on the specific product, click on the Buy Breathalyser button below to view the product page. Otherwise, give us a call on 1300 800 200 for assistance. Read on below for more information on what each specification means for you.

 AlcoSense Zenith Personal Breathalyzer  AlcoSense Pro Personal Breathalyzer  AlcoSense Checkmate Personal Breathalyzer  AlcoSense Volt Personal Breathalyzer  AlcoSense Verity Personal Breathalyzer  AlcoSense Stealth Personal Breathalyzer  AlcoSense Zenith+ Personal Breathalyzer
Zenith Pro Checkmate Volt Verity Stealth Zenith+
Sensor Type SC SC Pro FxCell FxCell FxCell2 FxCell2 FxCell3
Accuracy +/- 0.01%BAC +/- 0.005%BAC
Calibration Frequency  200 tests / every 6 months, whichever comes first 500 tests / every 6 months, whichever comes first
Replaceable Sensor Yes No
Readings in Decimal Places 3 decimal places 2 decimal places 3 decimal places
Warm Up Speed ★★
Good
★★
Good
★★★
Very Good
★★★★
Great
★★★★
Great
★★★★
Great
★★★★★
Excellent
Australian Standards AS3547 Certification No Yes
Built-in Mouthpiece No No No No Yes  No Yes
Passive Test / Fast Mode  No Yes Yes  No Yes  No No
Warranty 1 year 3 years
Ease of Use ★★★★
Great
★★★★
Great
★★★★
Great
★★★★
Great
★★★★★
Excellent
★★★★
Great
★★★★★
Excellent
Display Visibility ★★★★
Great
★★★
Very Good
★★
Good
★★★
Very Good
★★★
Very Good
★★★★★
Excellent
★★★★★
Excellent
Colours available  Black Silver, black Black Black Navy, green, blue, beige, pink, white Black  Black
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Unsure of what each specification means for you? Here’s a short guide on what to look out for when you buy a breathalyzer. For a more detailed read, check out our guide on how to choose a breathalyzer.

Sensor Type
SC – Semiconductor Sensor
SC Pro – Professional Grade Semiconductor Sensor for more reliable readings
FxCell – Fuel Cell Sensor for fast, alcohol-specific BAC readings
FxCell2 – More advanced fuel cell sensor for faster, more stable performance
FxCell3 – Industrial grade fuel cell sensor built for long lasting sensor stability and high volume testing

Accuracy
Breathalyser accuracy range. Semiconductor breathalysers have a wider +/- 0.01%BAC accuracy range whereas fuel cell breathalysers are more precise with a smaller accuracy range of +/- 0.005%BAC.

Durability
How long the breathalyser may last in terms of its battery life and sensor life.

Calibration Frequency
Number of uses before calibration is needed. We recommend calibration every 6 months on all our personal breathalysers, however fuel cell breathalysers typically require calibration after 500 uses, whereas semiconductor breathalysers require this after 200 uses.

Replaceable Sensor
A replaceable sensor means that the breathalyser does not need to be sent back to the calibration centre for calibration. A new sensor can be purchased and replaced into the unit when calibration is due.

Readings in Decimal Places
The number of decimal places provided in a reading e.g. 2 decimal places (0.05%BAC) or 3 decimal places (0.053%BAC).
With a 3 decimal place reading, you get to know more specifically what your breath test result is e.g. 0.041%BAC vs 0.049%BAC, instead of just a 2 decimal place reading which would show up only as 0.04%BAC.

Warm Up Speed
How fast the breathalyser is in terms of its warm up speed, as well as its response time, recycle time, and passive test (fast mode) function.

Australian Standards AS3547 Certification
Yes – Breathalyser is certified to Australian Standards AS3547
Having an Australian Standards AS3547 Certification means that the device has been tested and certified to perform at the stated specifications and accuracy.

Built-in Mouthpiece
A built-in mouthpiece just needs to be slid out or pushed out of the unit for personal breath testing. An additional mouthpiece can be attached to the built-in mouthpiece to test other people hygienically. A built-in mouthpiece helps to make the unit more convenient without the need to carry additional mouthpieces, especially if the breathalyser will only be used for personal testing.

Passive Test / Fast Mode
An additional mode on the breathalyser that allows you to take a quick test. Typically used if you want just a quick indication of alcohol presence (alcohol detected / no alcohol detected) or when testing multiple people at the same time, without the need to know a specific BAC reading.

Warranty
Our personal breathalysers carry either a 1 year warranty or 3 years warranty. But all are covered under our Breathalyser Guarantee.

Ease of Use
How easy the breathalyser is to use in terms of its features, such as the built-in retractable mouthpieces on the Verity and Zenith+ breathalysers that make them extra convenient to use, without the need to carry around loose mouthpieces.

Display Visibility
The display screen’s clarity and backlight.