The Pavlok Bracelet, available on Amazon, will give you a 350-volt electric shock to lightly jolt you from indulging in something you shouldn't be, like eating fast food or smoking or drinking too much alcohol
How awesome would it be if you had a device which would keep you from those unhealthy habits that you have been unsuccessful at giving up even after trying for years? I know, the very idea of such a device sounds pretty farfetched, but guess what, there exists an electronic gear which does prevent you from giving into these habits by providing a painful reminder every time you are out of line. Pavlok bracelets can now help you sort your life.
The largest online shopping site, Amazon. is now selling these bracelets which could help you get rid of unwanted practices by imparting a 350-volt electric shock to lightly jolt you back to your senses. The wrist strap promises to help you get your life on track by getting rid of your issues like spending too much time on the internet, oversleeping, biting your nails, or even eating unhealthy fast food. Priced at ££193.62 ($244), the bracelet comes in the classic black color which sure looks good on everyone!
You could get Hue lights and have viewers mess with 'em https://t.co/1vnpGPcKtZ, or get a Pavlok bracelet and have them shock you [guide soon, https://t.co/UH4GUiHPSx], or have them mess with the game [if FB is running on different comp, use Input Director to send keys over].— sorryaboutyourcats ̡̳̙̲̭͞ (@SryAbtYourCats) January 9, 2019
Now, if you're looking for a little more drive to be good, the company also has a mobile app that can be downloaded by your friends to give you a "zap" anytime they catch you having an extra chocolatey slice of cake (which you should not be having) or may be going on a mad shopping spree. So, the Pavlok has 150 shocks per charge which should last you for quite some time unless you have been too naughty and exhausted all of it!
During an interview with ABC News the inventor of the device described the feeling saying, "It feels like if you were to touch a doorknob after rubbing your socks on the carpet." Moreover, he advocated how a little pain could actually go a long way to help one resist the urge to give into the habits. "There's real power in using a little bit of pain to help you break your bad habits," he said. Similarly, the description of the product reads: Pavlok helps break bad habits by associating the discomfort of the electric jolt with the bad habit that is being performed.
"Pavlok allows you to speak your reptile brain’s language by adding an unpleasant element (a safe and harmless ‘zap’ of electricity on your wrist) to what you have been taught to love (your nasty lingering habit)," continues the description of Pavlok 2. "Quickly conditioning your mind to associate an “unpleasant” feeling with your bad habit… and stopping it altogether." The product also claimed to be used by "50,000 people to break habits ranging from smoking to oversleeping." It further explains how the device works: When the sensor detects a bad habit it sends a signal to the app, which triggers the programmed function on the device (jolt, beep or vibration).
So far, the product has received some mixed reviews while some claim that it has helped them immensely to counter these urges that are bad for them, the others have heavily critiqued the design and quality of the product. One of the users commented saying, "Unfortunately the shock got super weak after maybe 3 weeks of daily usage to the point that the shock itself was no longer waking me up. It's pretty awesome while it lasts but it turned out to be too expensive for only 3 weeks. If I had known this I would have purchased a fitness tracker for cheaper instead."
It comes in 50 shades of gray, right?— Blixy Scrumpfer (@ghobubo) August 30, 2017
'Wrist band is a little awkward but it does allow for the contacts to be positioned close to your skin for the best results. I’ve only used the button on the device to administer the shock. I can’t comment on how the hand motion function works. The app is ok and does give some information and videos on how to beat whatever habit you’re trying to break. At 100% on a decent charge, it is more than enough of a zap to get your attention. I’m glad I bought it, so far I believe it is working. It’s not going to cure a lifelong issue in a few days so you have to stick to their plan and really work on it,' wrote another customer.
Reinforce _desired_ behaviours? That's some sick thinking behind that.— Anna Petukhova (@apetukhova) August 30, 2017
Another customer who truly loved the band wrote, I have tried a few devices to help me wake early for success without interrupting my wife's beauty sleep. This one I have to say is the best so far. I am able to wake up and get moving quietly. I turn off the sound alarm and turn the shock on about 60% and the vibrate on 100% and it works like a charge if the vibration doesn't wake me the shock will. Not only that but I have the ability with My iPhone to monitor my sleep patterns with Sleep tracking. Truly a great product even though they never got a deal on Shark Tank! LOL. It can help you get rid of bad habits but I have not used this functionality as of yet. I do wish they made the simulated watch band with better quality.