Ever wanted to keep an eye on how much you eat? But the effort of counting calories and logging your food just seems too much… Well Amazon is now selling the Pavlok bracelet. The smart gadget will definitely help you out with issues such as spending too much time on the internet, biting your nails or over consuming your food..
The bracelet will shock you the second you step out of line, giving you a 350-volt electric shock… lovely.
Even your friends can download an app linked to it which means they can give you a buzz if they catch you eating an extra slice of pizza or that packet of biscuits.
The manufacturer states:
“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), quickly conditioning your mind to associate an ‘unpleasant’ feeling with your bad habit… and stopping it all together.”
The shock gadget will cost you $199 (£158), and it has 150 shocks per charge, so maybe it will teach you to be ‘good’ sooner rather than later.
The inventor of the device said:
“It feels like if you were to touch a doorknob after rubbing your socks on the carpet.”
“There’s a real power in using a little bit of pain to help you break your bad habits.”
Reviews are mixed about the bracelet, some have praised the device saying it’s helped them change their bad habits but others have criticised its quality.
One customer siad:
“Wrist band is a little awkward but it does allow for the contacts to be positioned closely 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 percent 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.”