WearSmith – The Instant Blood Alcohol Tester Hits Indiegogo
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
You’ve been out for the night with friends, had a drink or two with your meal, but not sure if you should be driving? What if you could check your blood alcohol anywhere, instantly, and accurately? The Wearsmith let’s you do just that, be it right after a drink at the bar, or for the next day after a long night out on the town.
- The world’s smallest and lightest Bluetooth breathalyzer
- Measures blood alcohol level from user’s breath
- Can be used standalone without a phone
- Built-in OLED display
- Free app for iPhone iOS 9 and Android 5.0
- One year warranty
- MSRP: US$120
“Introducing WearSmith, the world’s smallest and lightest Bluetooth breathalyzer, and the focus of a new Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. WearSmith measures a user’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and displays results directly on its built-in OLED display. A free smartphone app provides extra data and features via a quick Bluetooth connection, estimating recovery time to sobriety, tracking consumption statistics, or even calling a friend, cab, or parents for a ride. Smarter drinking, smarter decisions.” – WearSmith
Test Blood Alcohol Level Anytime, Anywhere
At only 19 g (0.7 oz), the WearSmith personal breathalyzer is so small and lightweight, it’s convenient to slip into a pocket to take anywhere. Personalize it with an assortment of straps, necklaces, and keychains to carry it in any style. Having easy access to one’s blood alcohol level makes drinking and going out with friends safer and more responsible: WearSmith can check a designated driver after a party, or convince a friend that they’re in a poor condition to drive. “We’ve all experienced some scary situations while out drinking,” admits Brian Chen, lead researcher. “Creating WearSmith, our team sought to reduce the risk of poor decisions by keeping people informed about their bodies and limits. Many drinkers have never once taken a breathalyzer test. What if we never measured our weight? Our heart rate? Our blood pressure?”
Quick and Simple to Use Sobriety Test
Using WearSmith couldn’t be simpler – easy even after a few drinks! A user needs only click a button and wait a few seconds for WearSmith’s electrochemical sensor to warm up (this ensures the most accurate reading), then place the mouthpiece in their mouth and blow steadily for a few seconds. WearSmith’s bright built-in OLED screen will display the calculated blood alcohol concentration.
A free app for Android and iPhone easily links with WearSmith via Bluetooth; based on the user’s profile, it estimates how long to wait for complete recovery. If a user thinks they’ve had too much to drink, the WearSmith app can call a friend, family member, or taxi service for a safe ride home.
Tried and Tested Breathalyzer Technology
WearSmith uses an electrochemical fuel cell sensor. Its user-replaceable battery is good for about three months or 1000 breath tests. WearSmith’s prototype won the Computex design and innovation award. Organized by the world-renowned design institute, iF International Forum Design, and moderated by a panel of international design experts, these awards recognize excellence in innovation, quality, value, safety, and craftsmanship, among other criteria.
The WearSmith certainly sounds like a fun little gadget, and when it comes to convincing yourself, or others around you that it’s time to take a taxi rather than get behind the wheel, it certainly couldn’t hurt. Check it out on Indiegogo right here.