Breeze

How do I use Breeze correctly?

It is very easy to use, just open the Breathometer mobile app on your smartphone, power on the Breeze product using the small button on the bottom of the product and the Breeze should automatically pair / connect with your smartphone. Once connected- follow the instruction on the app. Confirm it has been 20 minutes since your last drink, take a deep breath and blow into the mouth of Breeze for 5 seconds. Breathometer will do the rest!

How does it connect with my smartphone?

Breeze connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth LE. Simply launch the Breathometer App and power on the Breeze- using the small button on the bottom of the product. The App will let you know when the Breeze has been connected.

When Breeze is not connected to your smartphone, the blue lights on the product will blink. When connected with a smartphone, the lights on Breeze will be a solid blue. If Breeze does not connect with your Smartphone- check the following settings on your phone:

  1. confirm Bluetooth functionality is turned on
  2. See if Breeze is identified as one of the devices paired with your phone

Often times, a simple re-launch of the Breathometer app will resolve any connection issues you may experience.

What smartphones does Breeze work with?

Breeze works with most iOS devices which support iOS7 or newer (iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6+ and newer, iPod Touch 5th Gen and newer, and iPad Mini). Breathometer will work with select Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 5) running version 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and above. If your smartphone is not listed, we do not guarantee compatibility.

How do I know Breeze Breathometer is accurate?

Breeze is an FDA registered, law enforcement grade product, utilizing a next generation electrochemical fuel cell sensor that has undergone rigorous government lab grade testing to ensure its accuracy. We provide clear guidance in the mobile app and instruction manual to ensure that the Breathometer is utilized correctly. Nothing replaces common sense and you should never drink and drive.

What does it mean if I receive a “Retest Needed” error message on the Breeze?

There are three leading causes:

  • You may be blowing too hard, or too close to the illuminated blue hole.
  • You may be blowing too early for the breath sample to be captured.
  • You are not waiting 5 minutes between tests, which can impact the sensor.

After receiving the message, try gently fanning the Breathometer back and forth in the air a few times—this actually helps the sensor by passing fresh air through the blowhole. Then try a retest and make sure you wait until the screen flashes after the “Get Ready to Blow” message and you see the numeric countdown screen that says “Breathe into sensor”—that is when you begin your blow.

Is it safe to share with friends?

Breeze can be used by anyone. We provide one Mouthpiece cover which fits over the mouthpiece of Breeze, which will keep most germs from making contact with the product. This optional mouthpiece can also be washed and reused. Breeze can also be shared with people you know without a mouthpiece- its kind of like sharing a whistle- so use your own judgement

How does Breathometer know my blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels without taking a blood sample?

We are able to measure your blood alcohol concentration just like other breathalyzers on the market. To be specific- the ratio of breath alcohol to blood alcohol is approximately 2,100:1. This means that 2,100 mL of alveolar air contains the same amount of alcohol as 1 ml of blood. Using this ratio, measurements from the breath can be used to calculate a respective level of intoxication.

Where can I store Breeze when I receive it?

Because of the small size of Breeze and the included accessories, it can be stored in a multitude of places. We would suggest that you carry it on your person, we have provided a clip accessory, which makes wearing Breeze really simple, as well as a keyring attachment for you to easily carry it in a pocket, purse or on your keyring. Please keep your Breathometer safe from excessive moisture, lint and debris. Temperature can also impact Breeze- please use Breeze where the temperature does not exceed 90 degrees fahrenheit (32 celsius) and warmer than 32 degrees fahrenheit (0 celsius).

What if the Breeze gets wet? Will it still work?

No- it is not likely to work if the product is saturated in liquid. Breeze is a hardware product like a cell phone, so you should keep it safe and dry at all times.

How long do I need to blow into Breeze to get an accurate BAC level reading?

When you are ready to blow- it is suggested that you blow for 5 seconds for an accurate BAC level reading. When blowing, use a gentle whistle blow. It may take a couple rehearsals before you get used to providing an accurate steady breath sample. Keep in mind- make sure you keep the mouthpiece away from your mouth when you prepair to blow, or take a long inhale- this breathing activity can sometimes make Breeze believe you are actually providing a breath sample.

What is happening when Breeze does not detect a breath sample?

There are two situations where a breath sample may not be detected by Breeze:

  • If you blow repeatedly into the mouthpiece, the internal sensors may be too warm to detect your sample- try waving the product gently back and forth to cool it off, or wait 10-15 minutes and try again!
  • If you are in a warm environment where the air temperature is over 90 degrees fahrenheit / 32 degrees celsius Breeze may not be able to detect your breath sample. Try letting the product cool off, or find a location where the air temperature is a little cooler.

What does BAC stand for?

BAC is an acronym which can stand for Blood Alcohol Concentration or Blood Alcohol Content. These are the most commonly used terms to measure alcohol intoxication.

What if I don't drink? Do I need Breeze?

Breathometer is not only for your safety but it can be used to help friends and family make more informed decisions.

I just had a drink, when should I conduct another BAC reading?

We ask you to wait at least 20 minutes after having your last drink. There are few reasons for this. It takes at least 20 minutes for the alcohol you have consumed to enter your system. If you have just sipped your drink and immediately conduct a test, the alcohol on your breath will be artificially high- directly impacting the accuracy of the results.

What is the age limit to own a Breathometer?

We don’t encourage drinking and driving at any age. There are no age restrictions associated with owning or using Breeze to make more informed decisions. But please follow the laws addressing legal drinking ages.

What if I drop the Breeze?

We have made the Breeze durable for our customers, but if you were to drop it and it will not work correctly please contact customer service and we will help.

Does Breeze require any maintenance?

Unlike most Breathalyzers, Breeze does not require a re-calibration service. Other than replacing the Coin Cell Battery after 16-18 months, additional maintenance is not required. If you feel that there are any maintenance issues related to your product, please contact Customer Support.

How many uses can I expect before I need to replace the battery in the Breeze?

We have measured battery life to support well over 5 tests per day for over 16-18 months, so roughly 2,000 - 2,600 uses before needing to replace the battery. If the product has been left on for prolonged periods of time, or used repeatedly throughout a long weekend, you may notice battery levels are draining faster.


The Original

How do I use the Original Breathometer correctly?

It is very easy to use, just open the Breathometer mobile app on your smartphone, plug the Original Breathometer into the audio jack of the smartphone and when prompted, take a deep breath and using a gentle whistle blow for 5 seconds, about two inches away from the flashing blue hole. Breathometer will do the rest!

How does it plug into my phone?

The Original Breathometer plugs directly into the audio jack of your compatible iPhone or Android device. Please note, our extra long headphone jack can accommodate case thickness up to approximately 2 mm.

What devices does Original Breathometer work with?

Breathometer works with most iOS devices which support iOS7 or newer (iPhone 4s and newer, iPod Touch 5th Gen and newer, and iPad Mini). Breathometer will work with select Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S4, Nexus 5) running version 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and above. If your smartphone is not listed, we do not guarantee compatibility.

How do I know Original Breathometer is accurate?

The Original Breathometer is an FDA registered device that has undergone rigorous government lab grade testing to ensure its accuracy. We provide clear guidance in the mobile app and instruction manual to ensure that the Breathometer is utilized correctly. Nothing replaces common sense and you should never drink and drive.

Do I need to replace the battery?

The Original Breathometer is shipped to you with a AAA battery in the product. You should be able to get approximately 75 (BAC) tests with one AAA battery before you should need to replace it.

How do I replace the battery in the Original Breathometer?

Opposite of the audio jack, there is a small battery door towards the bottom of the product. Open the door and replace the battery, making sure the positive side of the battery is inserted first.

What does it mean if I receive a “Retest Needed” error message on the Original Breathometer?

There are three leading causes:

  • You may be blowing too hard, or too close to the illuminated blue hole.
  • You may be blowing too early for the breath sample to be captured.
  • You are not waiting 5 minutes between tests, which can impact the sensor.

After receiving the message, try gently fanning the Breathometer back and forth in the air a few times—this actually helps the sensor by passing fresh air through the blowhole. Then try a retest and make sure you wait until the screen flashes after the “Get Ready to Blow” message and you see the numeric countdown screen that says “Breathe into sensor”—that is when you begin your blow.

Is it safe to share with friends?

The Original Breathometer is safe to share with your friends, as the product should never make physical contact with your mouth. The Breathometer App lets you select if you are testing for yourself or letting a friend test. When you select "Start for Friend", results will not appear in your activity log. Start for Friend still provides the BAC results, as well as Back to Zero™ and local ride contact information.

How does Breathometer know my blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels without taking a blood sample?

We are able to measure your blood alcohol concentration just like other breathalyzers on the market. To be specific- the ratio of breath alcohol to blood alcohol is approximately 2,100:1. This means that 2,100 mL of alveolar air contains the same amount of alcohol as 1 ml of blood. Using this ratio, measurements from the breath can be used to calculate a respective level of intoxication.

Where can I store the Original Breathometer when I receive it?

Because of the small size of the Breathometer, it can be stored in a multitude of places. We would suggest that you carry it on your person, we have provided a keyring hole for you to easily carry it in a pocket, purse or on your keyring. Please keep your Breathometer safe from excessive moisture, lint and debris.

What if the Original Breathometer gets wet? Will it still work?

No- it is not likely to work if the product is saturated in liquid. The Breathometer is a hardware product like a cell phone, so you should keep it safe and dry at all times.

How long do I need to blow into the Original Breathometer to get an accurate BAC level reading?

After the illuminated blue hole begins to flash, it is suggested that you blow for 5 seconds for an accurate BAC level reading. When blowing, use a gentle whistle blow from 2 inches away from the flashing blow hole.

What does BAC stand for?

BAC is an acronym which can stand for Blood Alcohol Concentration or Blood Alcohol Content. These are the most commonly used terms to measure alcohol intoxication.

What if I don't drink? Do I need Breathometer?

Breathometer is not only for your safety but it can be used to help friends and family make more informed decisions.

I just had a drink, when should I conduct another BAC reading?

We ask you to wait at least 20 minutes after having your last drink. There are few reasons for this. It takes up to 20 minutes for the alcohol you have consumed to enter your system. If you have just sipped your drink and immediately conduct a test, the alcohol on your breath will be artificially high- directly impacting the accuracy of the results.

What is the age limit to own a Breathometer?

We don’t encourage drinking and driving at any age. But please follow the laws addressing legal drinking ages.

What if I drop the Breathometer?

We have made the Original Breathometer durable for our customers, but if you were to drop it and it will not work correctly please contact customer service and we will help.

Does the Original Breathometer require any maintenance?

Like most breathalyzers, the Original Breathometer will require calibration to ensure high-quality accuracy. Calibration is needed approximately every 250 tests, or 9-12 months. We have a simple calibration service online so you can send back your device and a re-calibrated unit will quickly be sent back to you. The Breathometer app tracks how frequently your product has been used in the "Device Info" menu. For more information, please contact customer service.

How many uses can I expect before I need to replace the battery in the Breathometer?

Up to 75 BAC tests can be read with 1 AAA battery. Frequency of use and number of consecutive tests may have an impact on the battery life.

If my Breathometer appears to be defective how do I return it?

Please contact customer service so we can address this for you.


The Breathometer App

What phones or devices does this app work with?

Breathometer works with most iOS devices which support iOS7 or newer (iPhone 4s or newer, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod) and will work with select Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 5) running version 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and above. If your smartphone is not listed, we do not guarantee compatibility.

Where can I get the Breathometer app?

Download the App from the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone.

Does Breathometer ever share my personal information?

Breathometer values your security and will never voluntarily share your personal information with any source unless you request it. On test results, Breathometer has no way of knowing the identity of the individual who actually conducted the test. The registration information simply identifies who owns the product.

We do support sharing test result data with Apple Health Kit- but this is only done if you approve it on your Apple product.


Customer Service

What is the Breathometer refund and return policy?

Breathometer honors a 30-day Money Back Guarantee to all direct consumers with valid proof of purchase. Returns must be handled through the store where the item was purchased. Breathometer provides a 1 Year warranty on our hardware products. Customers must receive an RMA by contacting our Help Desk number prior to returning any product.

How can I recommend Breathometer to the community I live in to spread the word?

The Breathometer App includes a simple “Tell a Friend” option in the menu. This will allow you to tell your friends about Breathometer through Twitter, Facebook or email straight from the app!