You Can Buy A Bracelet On Amazon That Shocks You If You Eat Too Much

I'll be needing this over the next couple of weeks...

Written byEric Blair
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Struggling to curb those carb cravings? Well, we may have just the thing for you… 

If you’re determined to cut out a particular bad habit the Pavlok bracelet could be just what you’re looking for. Whether you’re spending too much time on the internet, biting your nails, oversleeping or succumbing every time someone says the word ‘pizza’.  

So, how does its work? Well, every time you step out of line, the strap will give you a 350-volt electric shock, just to give you a gentle reminder. This should help you to break bad habits through ‘zaptic feedback’ - a theory based on  aversion therapy studies.


Available on Amazon for £193, all you’ve got to do once you’re wearing your Pavlok is download the app, and choose the habit you want to break. And if you’re really a sucker for the punishment, you can even have your friends download the app so they can give you a little buzz if they catch you up to your old tricks… What could possibly go wrong?

According to the manufacturer: "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.”

Speaking to ABC News, Pavlok’s creator 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.”


It’s fair to say that reviews have been ‘mixed’ so far… 

One customer wrote: "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."

Worth a shot?

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