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iBreath iPod Breathalyzer Review
Author: Michelle Torres
Date: June 15, 2009
Figure 1: The iBreath
The iBreath comes equipped with a 12v car plug (for those times when you may not have an iPod or iPhone with you), USB Cable, and instruction manual.
Figure 2: iBreath Contents
The iBreath also features a timer up to 8 hours and an FM transmitter to transfer your music to your car's radio. Both features are not required nor increase the experience of using the breathalyzer.
No batteries needed
All Functions and results shown on iBreath LCD display
0.000 - 0.200% BAC Range
Margin of error +/- .01%
Wireless FM Transmitter
It's not that we do not like the idea of the iBreath, we just wish it was better thought out. The iMotto of apple design, is "you build it and they will come", which holds true most of the time. The only problem is that there's always a few duds on the market. The iBreath while in theory is great, it is an utter failure to us. Not only did it stop giving near accurate results after the 2nd test and on, it really has no place with the iPhone. It does not come with any application to use with the advanced iPhone. So really, all it uses the iPhone for is an external power supply. What you have is a breathalyzer alcohol tester that hardly works, which requires one to own an iPod or iPhone. It is understandable to us now, why the iBreath came with an FM transmitter; to give the device some use after people realize the breathalyzer doesn't work, and they just lost $50-$80 on this device.
- FM Transmitter actually works
- At least we don't have to buy batteries
- Breathalyzer does not function with any hope of accuracy
- Must have an iPhone or iPod Touch to operate. Must have external power to operate
- No App to work with the device