This Wearable Electrically Shocks You Out of Bad Habits

We all want to break at least one bad habit of a lifetime. But with habits so engrained in our routines, most are virtually impossible to shake without help. Which is why the makers of the Pavlok wearable device have gone to extreme lengths. To break your bad habits and reduce your cravings, the Pavlok releases a mild electric stimulus.

The makers of the Pavlok claim the device can change your natural behaviour through something called ‘classical condition’. When you perform a bad habit, you either teach yourself to stop by giving yourself an electric shock or the Pavlok automatically gives you one. The idea being that you’ll soon subconsciously associate the bad habit with electric shocks and thus not want to perform it.

Pavlok claim that their device can help quit the likes of smoking, nail biting, hair touching, negative thinking, procrastinating, eating sugar, and more. Not only that, you can also programme the device to wake you up in the morning if you’re forever ignoring your usually alarm clock.


So how does it work? Simply place your Pavlok hardware on your wrist, download the Pavlok app on your phone and then choose your habit module. Some habits are “self jolt” (smoking, nail biting, going to the gym etc.) where you will manually press the button on your wristband. But other habits can be set with the app e.g. waking up on time.

Pavlok has two parts; the wristband and the module. The wristband is one size fits all and is made from a sleek silicone that’s lightweight and extremely durable. You can also choose from a range of colours. The module fits inside the wristband and holds the rechargeable battery (enough for 150+ jolts) and Bluetooth.

The Pavlok 2 device is currently being sold over on the Pavlok Website for $199.99 plus $15 for delivery worldwide, so essentially you’re looking at around £170. Personally, we’re extremely sceptical about how effective it’ll be – especially at that price. So do let us know if you’ve tried the device in the comments below.


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