Excessive alcohol intoxication impairs judgement, coordination and concentration. As a result, excessive alcohol consumption can severely damage people’s health and ability to work in the short and long term. Studies show that intoxicated driving causes about 250000 out of the 1.25 million road fatalities annually worldwide. This growing concern for road safety and alcohol intoxication results in the public and the private sector taking many measures to keep the roads safe. In addition, breathalyser technology has advanced in accuracy and accessibility. These developments have led to more accessible breathalysers for personal use and new devices such as the BACtrack wristband.
The BACtrack wristband, or the BACtrack Skyn, is an innovative device that users can wear on their wrist alone or with an Apple watch band. When the user’s alcohol level rises, the app signals them to drink less or stop altogether. BACtrack Skyn is currently available only in the United States due to its Beta status. However, BACtrack is already working to open this technology to the general public. Therefore, you can read more about a BACtrack Skyn review before it is available in Australia. In addition, Breathalysers Australia will bring the BACtrack wristband or BACtrak Skyn to the Australian market following its eventual launch by BACtrack. The continuing development of personal and professional breathalyser technology helps ensure safety on the road and in the workplace. Breathalysers Australia currently provides a broad range of BACtrack devices for the workplace and personal use.
The Skyn BACtrack Wristband is the first of its kind, the first wearable alcohol monitor. Furthermore, the Skyn Wristband is an innovative combination of accurate and reliable alcohol testers and wearable technology. In addition, the BACtrack Skyn applies new methods of alcohol testing. As a result, the device reads alcohol levels as they continuously emanate through the skin via sweat.
Currently, the BACtrack Skyn is only available for use with iOS and is not yet available for android devices. However, BACtrack continues developing the new TAC technology for the wristband to be available for all smart devices. Furthermore, more features are being developed for the device with its final release. Presently, two iterations of Skyn BACtrack wristband devices are in development. The first is an Apple Watch Band that quickly scans the user’s sweat to measure their TAC in real time. This band works in tandem with the Apple Watch for easy integration. The second is a standalone wearable device that the user wears on the wrist and pairs with the BACtrack Skyn app on their iOS or Android device.
BACtrack Wristband – How does it Work?
The innovative BACtrack wristband or Skyn uses advanced biosensor technology to read Transdermal Alcohol Content (TAC). Similar to how breathalysers read Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) from a breath sample, the BACtrack wristband measures alcohol levels in the sweat. The new BACtrack wristband continually processes sweat samples, allowing users to read their alcohol levels constantly. The Skyn wristband then produces a BAC reading after gathering enough TAC data.
The Skyn BACtrack wristband allows habitual alcohol consumers to monitor their alcohol consumption and receive a notification from their phone when the BAC reading reaches a certain threshold. In addition, people can also watch over the BAC, their family and close friends. The upcoming BACtrack wristband is still in its Beta phase and is yet to be released in the Australian market. Until then, Breathalysers Australia provides practical and accessible devices for testing.
BACtrack Wristband – Key Features
BACtrack breathalysers use fuel cell sensors to estimate the user’s BAC. Law enforcement officers, hospitals, companies and government agencies all utilise fuel sensor breathalysers to promote sobriety on the road and in the office. The BACtrack wristband also uses fuel cell technology to produce an accurate TAC reading. This TAC reading is converted to BAC for a general estimation of impairment and intoxication. In addition, the Skyn wristband will also come with the following features.
- Biosensor – the wristband uses innovative sensors that trace ethyl alcohol exiting the body through sweat every 20 seconds.
- Smartphone connectivity – the Skyn BACtrack wristband uses long-lasting lithium-ion batteries and has a 10-day battery life with a single full charge.
- Water resistant – the BACtrack Skyn is water resistant to light moisture and splashes.
- Connectivity – the device pairs via Bluetooth to the iPhone for consistent alcohol monitoring.
The Personal and Workplace BACtrack Breathalysers from Breathalysers Australia
Breathalysers Australia provides BACtrack breathalysers for accessible and accurate BAC readings. Many people use personal breathalysers like a BACtrack device to monitor their BAC and avoid going over the legal limit for driving. In addition, companies also employ breathalysers to enforce workplace drug and alcohol testing policies. These devices have highly accurate sensors, are cost-efficient and deliver consistent results. While the BACtrack wristband has yet to be launched, Breathalysers Australia’s current product line consists of the most accurate breathalysers in the market today. These include the keychain-sized Go Keychain and the law enforcement-grade BACtrack S80 Pro. In addition, Breathalysers Australia also provides the BACtrack Mobile Pro, which pairs with smart devices through Bluetooth and the BACtrack app. These devices offer a new level of convenience to alcohol testing. In addition, BACtrack breathalysers can track alcohol consumption over time and accurately predict how long BAC levels return to 0.00%.
In addition, all BACtrack breathalysers come with replaceable and reusable mouthpieces and extensive recalibration and warranty services. Furthermore, BACtrack Breathalysers from Breathalysers Australia are all FDA, DOT, CE, and NHTSA certified for effectiveness and testing accuracy, passing rigorous trials to ensure reliability standards. The BACtrack breathalysers are ideal for alcohol monitoring before the BACtrack wristband’s launch.
The Types of Breathalysers from Breathalysers Australia
People can avail of the vast array of personal and workplace breathalysers available at Breathalysers Australia while waiting for the BACtrack wristband to go global. Breathalysers Australia provides the following types of breathalysers for specific testing situations.
- Workplace – The Pro Series range of BACtrack workplace breathalysers is the prime choice for employers and companies to implement their testing policies. These professional-grade breathalysers manage numerous tests and provide consistent results for multiple uses.
- Personal use – The personal breathalysers from Breathalysers Australia come in different designs and sizes for accessibility, convenience, and affordability.
- Smartphone Breathalyser – These breathalysers pair to smartphones via Bluetooth, allowing access to testing records and accurate tests on the go.
BACtrack continuously develops and expands alcohol testing technology for personal and workplace use. Alcohol intoxication brings many risks and impairments, especially on the road or in a high-risk work environment. In addition, Breathalysers Australia is BACtrack‘s partner in the Australian market. As a result, Breathalysers Australia will bring new technologies, such as the BACtrack wristband, to the Australian market with their global launch. Alcohol monitoring in the workplace and at home is now made easier and more accessible with BACtrack breathalysers and the upcoming BACtrack wristband. These devices help more people, habitual or casual consumers of alcohol, to better monitor their alcohol levels and make better decisions on the road, at home or in the workplace.