Discreet Alcohol Monitoring


Designed to be comfortable so that you can wear it all day and night. Ideal for those who want discreet options for monitoring and tracking their alcohol consumption.


A first-of-its-kind enzymatic sensor detects the presence of alcohol that has been diffused through the surface of your skin, only after it has been ingested. Once activated, the cartridge lasts for 48 hours!


Check your progress as often as you like with the ION™ App. Receive your sensor readings, such as Clear or Signal Detected, with frequent syncing.

ION™ uses patented non-invasive enzymatic alcohol sensing technology.  Cartridges can be replaced daily to overcome the fouling issues that have plagued previous generations of alcohol biosensors. To take a deep dive into how we are able to use enzymatic chemistry to obtain an unprecedented signal-to-noise-ratio, check out our peer-reviewed scientific journal article in the journal "Sensors".

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NIH awarded

ION™ has been developed with support from more than $2 million in federal government grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Wristband Features

Skin-Friendly Materials

Silicone wrist strap attached to combination aluminum (skin contact side) and plastic (non-skin side) encasing for comfortable daily wear.

Memory Storage

Wristband can store up to 72hrs of continuous data.

Connect over BLE

Pair via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to sync data from wristband to app


No moving parts means ION® Wearable is completely silent at all times.

Battery Life

Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery lasts up to 50hrs and takes up to 2 hours for a full charge.

From raw data to signal detected

ION™ uses proprietary machine learning and AI to convert the raw alcohol sensor signals created by our sensor cartridges into an easy-to-read Signal Detected or Clear. Click on any day in the ION™ Calendar to see your history for that day with 30 minute resolution. Available on Android and iOS.

Automatic Report Generation

To share your data with your attorney, family member, or even parole officer, you can use the Automatic Report Generation feature in the ION App to instantly send a PDF via email. Learn more here: https://www.ionwearable.com/blogs/news/automatic-report-generation

Continuous monitoring

ION® does not have set 'testing windows' that may interrupt your activities while you are on the go or in public. Just change the cartridge once every 48 hours, any time you like, and ION® Wearable detects signals for you every step of the way. Take a break to jump in the pool or shower while your wristband charges and syncs at the same time. Just leave your wristband plugged in for up to 45min and press sync in the ION® App.

Skin Proximity Sensing

Multiple skin proximity sensors in each cartridge monitor that the alcohol sensor is against the skin. Removing the wristband results in a status of “insufficient skin contact” for that 30-minute interval.

'Peel & Click' Activation

Fold the clamshell closed until it makes a 'click' sound to activate! Enzymes are active for 48 hours once activated.

6 month shelf life

ION cartridges are stable for 6 months until activated.

On-Skin Sensor

Each cartridge has sensors to detect whether or not it is being worn.

Small Form Factor

 Each cartridge is the size of a small coin.


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This purchase includes:

  • 1 wristband
  • 1 charging adapter
  • Access to iOS app
  • 15 cartridges per month of subscription
  • access to GPS feature
  • Access to your data through the ION® App and ION® Portal
  • Ability to share your data with as many contacts as you would like

The GPS feature is still in early beta testing and may not offer the accuracy, reliability, or functionalities that will be present in the final version. Orders are refundable up until the date of shipment.

If you are in Macomb County, Michigan, and court-ordered to wear ION® Wearable, please contact us to get in touch with All County Tethers to provide electronic monitoring of your data.

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