For years, there was no real way of knowing if you were over the legal alcohol limit before getting behind the wheel. This led to numerous DUI arrests and convictions that could have otherwise been avoided. Thanks to the ever-evolving condition of technology, smartphone apps have now given drivers a reliable way to monitor their alcohol intake.
How do these smartphone apps actually work?
There are numerous different versions and each app includes its own unique features. While some require users to actually connect their own breathalyzer device to the app, others simply allow you to plug in the drinks you've had and the app calculates your blood alcohol content for you.
Some of the most popular apps include the following:
- Breeze: Marketed as the "wireless smartphone breathalyzer," Breeze provides users with a portable breathalyzer device that they can then sync to their phone. Users are also given valuable information about when their blood alcohol content (BAC) will be stabilized enough to drive, so each individual can make informed decisions.
- DrinkTracker: DrinkTracker allows users to keep a record of what they've been drinking. The app then compares the individual's alcohol intake with their metabolic removal rate, updating the BAC every 60 seconds. Users can access a personalized GPS and store personal information.
- BACtrack: This app also includes a personal breathalyzer. Users simply blow into the device and the results show up on the screen of their smartphone. Also included is an estimate of when their BAC will be back to zero and the ability to consistently track drinking habits.
The more informed you are about your drinking habits, the stronger your decision-making habits will become. Our firm understands how distressing it can be if charged with drunk driving, especially when you had no intentions of ever doing so. Get in touch with a Dayton DUI attorney from our firm for aggressive legal representation if you do get arrested for drunk driving.