BACtrack Mobile Pro improves performance
February 2016 – We first looked at the BACtrack Mobile Pro in 2015 on both iOS and Android devices. Following CES 2016, we had a chance to take another look at the product and improvements made in the software and device. The base product itself is relatively unchanged. The unit provides police quality alcohol measurement, connects via Bluetooth, has in integrated breath capture pump for consistent results and a fast cycle for repeated use with the washable mouthpieces and now features extended battery life for not only more tests but also faster transfers to the mobile device.
The functionality and compatibility has been improved and is now equal on both mobile device platforms featuring compatibility with Apple iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, and 6+ and most of the popular Android smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher. The Apple Watch is the only wearable supported at this time.
The new version of the app that appears on the cell phone allows for personalization of the data. Allows you to track and attach notes or photos to your results. What you drank and ate, who you were with, and how you felt; personalize results to make more meaningful. The app has updated Privacy & Sharing functionality that allows the user to choose what happens to the results that are captured. You can choose to: delete, track privately, send as anonymous & randomized data, share only with a specific person, or post it to social media.
As the product incorporates a police / medical grade sensor and the sensor is measuring a gas, it is important that the device be stored & carried away from sources of alcohol such as perfume / cologne, nail polish & remover, and some cleaners located in office buildings. When stored near those sources, the unit may pickup the outgassing and have it in the device prior to a user measurement giving a false reading. The unit is designed, when stored and carried properly, to not show a false positive due to the presence of acetone, which some competitor models misread for someone who is diabetic or on a low calorie diet.
Both products are available now from their web site and major electronics and technology retailers.