User friendly, quick, easy, portable, and discrete. It has allowed me to remain accountable and helped me on my recovery path.
Which Remote Alcohol Monitoring Solution is Right For You?
Disclaimer: BACtrack View is not endorsed by, affiliated with or sponsored by Soberlink.
Looking for a Soberlink alternative?
BACtrack View is an affordable, court-approved remote alcohol monitoring solution that offers video verification and real-time notifications. Read more below to see why BACtrack View is a great alternative to Soberlink.
Soberlink vs BACtrack View Summary
Both Soberlink and BACtrack View offer court-approved remote alcohol monitoring services, but there are two key differences: cost and technology.
Soberlink costs more than BACtrack View in both monthly subscription fees and upfront device costs (BACtrack View provides their device for free). Additionally, to receive many of the features that BACtrack View provides for $79-$129 per month, users must pay $179-$259 per month on Soberlink.
While both services utilize police-grade fuel cell sensor technology, Soberlink’s breathalyzer devices are larger and heavier than the BACtrack breathalyzer device, which could be important when testing multiple times per day.
Soberlink provides a photo of the tester as they’re taking a test, while BACtrack View records a video of the tester as they’re taking a test, which provides a higher level of detail in verifying the test result.
Disclaimer: BACtrack View is not endorsed by, affiliated with or sponsored by Soberlink. Soberlink is a trademark of Soberlink Healthcare LLC, which is a separate and unrelated company and brand. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder or their product or brand.
Soberlink Cost vs. BACtrack View Cost
Overall, Soberlink costs more than BACtrack View in both monthly monitoring fees and upfront cost of the Soberlink device.
How much does Soberlink cost?*
Soberlink pricing starts at $119 per month for the Level 1 Basic plan all the way up to $259 per month for the Level 2 Premium plan.
How much does BACtrack View cost?
BACtrack View’s straightforward pricing starts at $79 per month for the Basic plan and goes up to $129 per month for the Unlimited Pro plan.
Monthly Subscription Fees*
- Basic Plans – $119-$159 per month
- Plus Plans – $179-$209 per month
- Premium Plans – $229-$259 per month
Monthly Subscription Fees
- Basic Plan – $79 per month
- Plus Plan – $99 per month
- Pro Plan – $129 per month
*Soberlink subscription fees as of 10/14/22, according to publicly available information
How much does the Soberlink device cost?*
The cost of the Soberlink device ranges from $299 for a 365 day commitment to $549 with no commitment for the Soberlink Connect device, and between $499-$749 for the Soberlink Cellular device.
How much does the BACtrack device cost?
A police-grade smartphone breathalyzer is included for free with all BACtrack View plans.
Soberlink Cellular Device*
- 365-Day Commitment – $499
- 120-Day Commitment – $549
- No Commitment – $749
Soberlink Connect Device (requires smartphone)*
- 365-Day Commitment – $299
- 120-Day Commitment – $349
- No Commitment – $549
*Soberlink device costs as of 10/14/22, according to publicly available information
Peace of Mind at a Price You Can Afford
BACtrack View offers a reliable and affordable way to rebuild trust and accountability with loved ones, from an easy to use App interface. Instantly see video-verified breathalyzer results directly on your smartphone.
Both Soberlink and BACtrack View are approved for court mandated remote alcohol monitoring in the United States.
Is Soberlink court approved?
BACtrack View Court Partners
Real-Time Testing Notifications
Both Soberlink and BACtrack View offer real-time text and email notifications when a user has completed a breathalyzer test, but Soberlink charges more for this feature.
Both services offer real-time text and email notifications when a user has completed a breathalyzer test.
The difference? BACtrack View offers unlimited real-time text and email notifications for $79-$129 per month, while a user must pay $179-259 per month for the same feature with Soberlink.
What type of real-time notifications does Soberlink offer?*
Basic Plans ($119-$159/mo)
Plus Plans ($179-$209/mo)
Premium Plans ($229-$259/mo)
What type of real-time notifications does BACtrack View offer?
Basic Plan ($79/mo)
Plus Plan ($99/mo)
Pro Plan ($129/mo)
*Soberlink real-time notifications as of 10/14/22, according to publicly available information
BACtrack View, Lifesaver!
“I have struggled with sobriety for 5 years and have been in and out of treatment for alcoholism. Having relapsed and not being able to fight off the disease has caused major problems in my relationships, career and health. After completing treatment with a major medical system, I found BACtrack View and added this to my recovery support plan. I elected into this program and signed up for a year to help demonstrate my commitment to sobriety and rebuilding trust. This device is much more than a tool. It is a key component to helping me remain accountable, but also regain trust from the ones I love. This is a great asset to recovery and doesn’t always have to come by way of a parole officer or court ordered mandate. It is a great tool for the regular person who wants to turn their life around. Thank you for creating such an amazing device and service.”
– Gary S. from Minnesota
Soberlink Device vs. BACtrack View Device
Both Soberlink and BACtrack breathalyzers use a professional-grade fuel cell sensor, but Soberlink’s devices are larger and heavier than the BACtrack device. This could be important, especially when you have to carry the breathalyzer with you for testing throughout the day.
Soberlink Cellular ($499-$749)*
- Size: 5”h x 2.8”w x 1.4”d
- Weight: 8.4 ounces (238 grams)
Soberlink Connect ($299-$549)*
- Size: 4.75”h x 2.5”w x 1.25”d
- Weight: 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
BACtrack Mobile (FREE)
- Size: 2.75”h x 1.75”w x 0.63”d
- Weight: 2.0 ounces (57 grams)
*Soberlink device specifications as of 10/14/22, according to publicly available information
Soberlink Reporting vs. BACtrack View Reporting
Both Soberlink and BACtrack View offer downloadable PDF reports of a user’s testing history. Soberlink offers automated sending of reports, while BACtrack View reports are emailed to Managers from within the app.
Cost: $179-259 per month
*Soberlink reporting features as of 10/14/22, according to publicly available information
I use this product to help build back trust with my family. Product word great and my family loves getting the results that I’m staying sober and am on track with my sobriety.
I purchased this product first and foremost for my family’s peace of mind for my safety. Since being in recovery, this unit has expedited the trust factor 100% with family. I don’t have to prove to them I wasn’t drinking, they can see when they get the test results that I haven’t been. No uncomfortable questions, no resentments. Also, having it as a tool, it allows me seek solutions to my problems without drinking.
I used this product for an open court case to prove I was not drinking for months. I can testify that I prevailed and won the case! Thanks BACtrack!
I was very satisfied with the service. The app was intuitive and easy to use. The device itself was simple and quick to test with. The PDF printouts were extremely helpful. 10/10
This was a great service and helped me regain custody of my son.
My husband is a musician and has a problem with alcohol. We purchased a BACtrack and he agreed to send results to me at certain times when he’s out playing music late at night. You have no idea how much peace of mind this gives to family members of alcoholics. With this product… I don’t have to wait and wonder.
As an alcoholic in recovery, BACtrack has been an essential part of keeping a record of accountability. In a family court matter, the opposing counsel actually suggested the product, and it has been of great use in working through the difficulties inherent to documenting proof of my sobriety.
I’m tremendously grateful to have found BACtrack View. It is simple, convenient, and a super effective way to help stay on track.
BACtrack View gives my husband peace of mind that I am not drinking. The device is small and the app is simple to use.
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*Breathalyzers are free for you to use as long as you have a paid monthly subscription. If you complete 3 months on your plan, the device is yours to keep, free of charge. If you decide to end your subscription before 3 months, you can either return the device to us or purchase it outright at a discount. Free trials are for new customers only.
*Pre-paid plans are only refundable within the first seven days after purchase. After that point, pre-paid plans are non-refundable.