The iDrink Breathalyzer phone case is an alcohol screening device, used for the detection of alcohol in the breath. The iDrink provides a displayed result on the smartphone app, displaying an estimate of the subject’s BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). Before you begin testing, it is very important to read the entire owner’s manual. Failure to do so may result in readings that are inaccurate.
When a person consumes alcohol, the alcohol is absorbed from the mouth, throat, stomach and intestines into the bloodstream. The alcohol in the bloodstream exchanges with air deep in the lungs. The percent of alcohol in a person’s blood (BAC) is proportional to the percent of alcohol in a person’s breath (BAC). The iDrink measures a subject’s lung air alcohol level and converts it to the estimated BAC.
“BAC” means Blood Alcohol Concentration. It is measured in %.
Alcohol is a depressant. It has a relaxing effect on the muscles in your body. The muscles of your eyes relax and lose focus. Your eyesight will become fuzzy and you may experience double vision. Brain activity is slowed. Your judgment, reflexes, and coordination are all negatively affected. Some vision impairments that occur when you have been drinking include:
• Narrowing of your field of vision
• Reduction in your depth perception
• Decreased ability to see in darkness
• Increased sensitivity to glare and a longer time for your eyes to readjust from the glare
Some mental (brain) impairment can occur when you have been drinking, including:
• Reduced awareness of danger
• Becoming overly confident and reckless
• Difficulty in making decisions
• Reduction in balance
• Slowed reflexes
• Impaired judgment
Variations among individuals and other factors, such as altitude and air temperature, affect the degree of intoxication. Some individuals may become intoxicated at low BAC levels. A low BAC on a breath alcohol tester does not mean that a person’s reaction times can respond to any emergency encountered. Individuals should not drink alcohol and drive or use any machinery after consuming alcohol.
We can’t emphasize enough how dangerous it is for you to drink and drive. Your vision and your brain are the most important factors in driving safely. If you jeopardize either by drinking, and then you drive, you are likely to be involved in a serious or fatal collision.
There is no safe way to drive under the influence of alcohol. One drink can make you unsafe and you should use the “Taxi-hail” or have a designated driver.
BAC Dose-Specific Effects1
0.02-0.03% Slight euphoria. Loss of shyness. Depressant effects are not apparent. Impairment possible in some individuals.
0.04-0.06% Feeling of well-being, relaxation, lower inhibitions and sensation of warmth. Euphoria. Some minor impairment of reasoning and memory. Lowering of caution. Driving skills may be impaired at this level of intoxication.
0.07-0.09% Slight impairment of balance, speech, vision, reaction time, and hearing. Euphoria. Judgment and self-control are reduced. Caution, reason and memory are impaired. Driving skills are always impaired at this level of intoxication and higher.
0.10-0.12% Significant impairment of motor coordination and loss of good judgment. Speech may be slurred. Balance, vision, reaction time and hearing will be impaired. Euphoria.
0.13-0.15% Gross motor impairment and lack of physical control. Blurred vision and major loss of balance. Euphoria is reduced and dysphoria (anxiety, restlessness) is beginning to appear.
0.16-0.20% Dysphoria predominates. Nausea may appear.
0.25% Needs assistance in walking. Total mental confusion. Dysphoria with nausea and some vomiting.
0.30% Loss of consciousness.
0.40% and up Onset of coma. Possible death due to respiratory arrest**.
1 Bailey, William J., Drug Use in American Society, 3rd ed., Minneapolis: Burgess, 1993 * The effects of alcohol intoxication are greatly influenced by individual variations among users. Some users will be intoxicated at a much lower BAC than shown above. **Death can occur at a lower BAC in some individuals.
The generally accepted legal standard for alcohol intoxication in the United States is 0.08%. However, your driving skills can be impaired at a level of 0.04% or lower. It is never safe to drink any amount of alcohol and drive.
Download The iDrink app from the App Store. (The iDrink App is free to download to your iPhone).
Charge The iDrink case for two full hours to receive a full charge. This charge should last approximately 1 week for average use of multiple times per day.
Sync the case with The iDrink iPhone application to:
Read the user’s BAC
Play the game
Hail an Uber
Test subjects should wait 20 minutes after eating, drinking, or smoking before blowing into The iDrink Breathalyzer. Failure to wait 20 minutes can provide inaccurate test results and damage the sensor.
STEP 1: open the iDrink App.
STEP 2: hit the “Take BAC” button.
STEP 3: Hit the “Start BAC” button to connect and warm up the breathalyzer.
STEP 4: When the countdown reaches zero, three audible alerts can be heard, your phone will vibrate and a picture of a face blowing, will indicate that you need to blow into the entry port on the side of the iDrink case for three whole seconds.
STEP 5: When finished taking a breath sample, the iDrink app will sound three times and vibrate again to notify you that your breath sample is complete and you can stop blowing.
STEP 6: Once the sensor has analyzed the breath sample, the estimated BAC value is displayed.
Step 1: After taking your BAC reading, hit the “Play BAC Driver” button.
Step 2: Play the driving game by tilting the screen to turn and pressing the gas pedal on the right. To slow down, hit the brake pedal. See how far you can go before crashing three times!
Step 1: Go back to the main menu and hit the “Uber” button.
Step 2: Call the available cab through the Uber App functions.
If a user’s case is not charged enough there may be an error signal and that should prompt you to charge your case before attempting to take another reading. Never attempt to take a reading while the case is charging as this may damage the sensor as well.
By default, The iDrink will display test results in %BAC, which is the standard in North America and in many other regions.
By default, The iDrink does not sound an audible warning after a specific %BAC result. The only warnings are to signal when to blow a breath sample and when to stop the breath sample.
The default blow time is 3 seconds.
Dimensions – 3” X 5” X .5” (same size as an iPhone 6-8s models)
Weight – 1.2 oz
Sensor Technology- Advanced semiconductor
Detection Range – 0.000 – 0.400 %BAC
Power Supply – Internal rechargeable battery (charging cable included)
Battery Life – Approximately 150 tests
Warm Up Time – Approx. 20-30 seconds
Breath time – Approx. 3 seconds
Response Time – Approx. 3 seconds
Sensor Accuracy – +/- 0.01 %BAC @ 0.02 %BAC
Operating Temperature- 50-104 °F (10-40 °C)
This device has not been tested using NHTSA/DOT procedures. In this testing, the accuracy of this device was established at Blood Alcohol Concentrations (BAC) ranging from 0.00 – 0.20% BAC.
1. Wait at least 20 minutes after drinking, eating or smoking before testing. Not observing this waiting period can cause inaccurate readings and damage the sensor.
2. Do not blow smoke, food, or liquids into The iDrink as this will damage the sensor.
3. Do not test in areas with strong winds, smoke, or in an area where a large amount of alcohol is being consumed.
4. Recharge the battery when the battery indicator icon reaches 25%.
5. The iDrink Breathalyzer is designed to be used in a temperature range of 50-104 °F (10-40 °C). Operation of the unit in temperature ranges above or below this range may affect the accuracy of results.
6. Avoid testing in the presence of any substances that contain methyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol or acetone. These substances may interfere with the results of the test.
7. You cannot use the results of this product in court.
8. Do not use The iDrink as a tool to determine whether you should operate a motor vehicle or equipment, or perform any other dangerous act.
9. Do not drink and drive. Always have a designated driver when alcohol is being consumed or use our Taxi-hail option!
The iDrink is calibrated during manufacture using advanced alcohol simulation equipment. Known alcohol concentrations are passed through the sensor to set baseline values for testing. During testing, the unit compares users’ breath samples to these baseline values.
If this product is providing inconsistent test results, is not providing any test results, or provides unusually high or low test results, the product should be recalibrated immediately by a trained professional. Send back to iDrink Inc. for recalibration. Address is listed below.
During recalibration, a professional technician will reset the sensor baseline values and also perform a full diagnostic check to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the product.
iDrink Inc. warranty obligations for this product are limited to the following:
iDrink Inc. warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of retail purchase by the original end-user purchaser (“Warranty Period”). Except as provided in the preceding sentence or applicable law, iDrink Inc. provides this product “as is”. If a defect arises and a valid claim is received by IDrink Inc. within the Warranty Period, at its option, iDrink Inc. will either (1) repair the product, (2) exchange the product with a product that is new or which has been manufactured from new or serviceable used parts and is at least functionally
equivalent to the original product, or (3) refund the purchase price of the product. When a refund is given, the product for which the refund is provided must be returned to iDrink Inc. and becomes iDrink Inc. property. This warranty is limited to the original end-user purchaser and is not transferable to, or enforceable by, any subsequent owner.
IDrink Inc. makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the ability of this product to determine whether, or the extent to which, a test subject’s mental or physical functioning, or judgment, may be impaired by blood alcohol including whether the test subject is intoxicated under any definition of that word. IDrink Inc. expressly disclaims any liability for direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages of any nature under any legal theory. Any act or failure to act based on a reading from this product shall be at the test subject’s or user’s own risk. IDrink Inc. assumes no responsibility for consequences to or of test subjects who use this product and later are shown to have been under the influence of alcohol or to have had their judgment or any mental or bodily function impaired by alcohol. Correlation between breath alcohol content and blood alcohol concentration depends on many variables, including environmental factors (such as air quality, wind, humidity, temperature, etc.) and health conditions of the test subject. A low BAC reading does not mean that the test subject’s physical or mental performance or judgment (including reaction times) can respond to an emergency. The concentration of alcohol in the blood of a test subject cannot be exactly determined by using a breath alcohol screening product.
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Obtaining Warranty Service
Please be sure to read this instruction manual carefully if you believe your product is not operating properly. If you still feel that your product requires warranty service, please follow these instructions:
Obtain a Return Authorization (RA) number by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
When shipping the product back to IDrink Inc., please package the product carefully and ship using a major carrier (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc). To ensure proper credit for a returned item, be sure to obtain a delivery confirmation on the return shipment. The customer is responsible for all return shipping charges.
Include the following information with your returned product:
• Your Return Authorization number
• Name, address, and phone number as stated at the time of order
• A copy of your original sales receipt
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