Product Comparison: BACtrack Trace Pro vs BACtrack S80

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General Specifications
Trace Pro
About the Product
An easy way to get an accurate BAC reading in seconds, the new BACtrack Trace Professional Breathalyzer is perfect for every alcohol-sensing application. Slim, understated design combines with ease of use and uses BACtrack’s award winning, state of the art, Xtend® Fuel Cell Sensor Technology.
BACtrack’s premier professional breathalyzer, the S80 Pro is an ideal choice for law enforcement, health professionals or anyone who requires the most dependable BAC results. It features police-grade Xtend® Fuel Cell Sensor Technology with enhanced linear accuracy, and convenient one-button operation for fast and accurate BAC results.
Key Specs
Warm-Up Time
20 sec.
20 sec.
Response Time
10 sec.
3 sec.
0.000 – 0.400 %BAC
0.000 – 0.500 %BAC
+/- 0.005 %BAC @ 0.1 %BAC
+/- 0.01 %BAC @ 0.02 %BAC
What customers say about "Key Specs"
BACtrack Trace Pro For Personal & Professional Use
  • Love this thing. Very reliable. Have only had it for a couple weeks now but I use it every weekend and the readings are consistent.
  • Great Accuracy, easy to use, doesnt seem to collect moisture inside it like other units ive used. The beep is a little loud.
  • Works perfectly in the medical office or to check yourself prior to driving.
  • Having an accurate indication of my BAC is priceless. The accuracy is totally worth the money. Super simple to use.
  • Hmmm...hard to tell the accuracy. You can take a sip and it will register sooo high. Then wait 2 mins and you are almost down to nothing. Hard to tell...
  • This is total piece of junk. And it is not returnable. The numbers are all over the place. 4 hours after 2 glasses of wine it reads 0.4. NOT 0.04, but 0.4. I should be in a coma, but I'm writing this review. An older analyzer is reading 0.01! Defective, and you won't get your money back.
BACtrack S80 Professional Breathalyzer Alcohol Tester
  • Not only does this tester measure to the thousandths place, it also has features to ensure the most accurate measurement possible
  • It is easy to use and very accurate plus fits on glove box nicely. Been using it for years now and would highly recommend to others.
  • Simple to use. Very accurate. (Compared accuracy to two other devices by other manufacturers.) Super fast results. It functions perfectly. So simple a drunk could use it.
  • I think the most important aspect of a breathalyzer is accuracy and this device is one of the most accurate you can.
  • The only downside is that this product's instruction manual recommends re-calibration every 6-12 months without any place to mail in the unit, or instructions for how to do this. I'd be worried about accuracy in the long run.
  • Okay product to make you think before driving but the accuracy is questionable. With a price tag like this has, I would go a different route.
  • Not so sure on accuracy. But a cool tool to get an idea of where your at with B.A.C
Size & Weight
4.25 in.
4.8 in.
1.875 in.
2.3 in.
0.625 in.
0.8 in.
3 oz.
4.8 oz.
Sensor Type
Electro-chemical fuel cell
Electro-chemical fuel cell
LCD Screen
4 digit LCD display
4 digit LCD display
Power Supply
2 x AA batteries
2 x AA batteries
One button operation, Xtend® Fuel Cell Sensor Technology, Built In Memory, DOT/NHTSA Tested and Compliant
Sleek, rounded edges maximize style and comfort, Replaceable, hygienic mouthpiece, Low power requirements. Get up to 1500 tests on one set of AA batteries, One button operation, DOT/NHTSA Tested and Compliant
What customers say about "Features"
BACtrack Trace Pro For Personal & Professional Use
  • This thing is very portable and lightweight, having a slim design feature. Perfect for fitting in your pocket when you are out on the town. Also, I love that it comes with a case.
  • This digital readout device features a reverse LED display that can be viewed in low light environments (like bars or cars) and weighs 3oz. including the weight of the two AAA batteries.
  • It is small and sleek. It comes with removable, clear plastic mouth guard tubes.
  • The results are stored in 10 memory slots. It also comes with a storage pouch and several removable reusable tips see photos
  • This unit has a memory function that stores up to 10 recent readings, all the better for someone to track their progress direction.
  • Product worked just fine, however the mouth pieces provided did not fit at all... Had to buy seperate mouth pieces.
  • Don't waste your money! Right out of the box kept reading "FLO" error, even after troubleshooting and MULTIPLE attempts to correct. And heads is not returnable.
BACtrack S80 Professional Breathalyzer Alcohol Tester
  • Good product and features. You can program the unit to require 3, 5, or 7 second breath samples (the longer, the more accurate). Mine is set to the default 5 seconds and seems to be accurate to within .01% BAC.
  • This unit uses fuel cell technology, which is absolutely what you want. The number of samples that can be taken before requiring recalibration is impressive, and the recalibration only costs $20 (I have not gone through this process yet).
  • 3 digit read out is a good feature. Fast, dependable, and appears to be very accurate.
  • Battery stays charged for a very long time and this is an indispensable addition to my car's glove compartment.
  • One feature I would have liked is a little memory, which it doesn't have.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
99.99 $
129.99 $

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