Good Morning America: Pavlok Wristband Shocking Resolutions
A popular choice when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions is to give up a bad habit. Whether that means quitting smoking, changing your diet, or getting in shape, it’s often easier said than done, especially when no one else is watching. Good Morning America featured a new gadget that could help keep you accountable, the Pavlok Wristband.
Pavlok is an electronic bracelet that can shock your body when you veer off course from your goals. “There’s a real power in using a little bit of pain to help you break your bad habits,” said inventor Maneesh Sethi.
GMA: Pavlok Voltage
Pavlok will give you a shock when you become tempted. Plus, you can give your spouse or a friend the option to shock you using a smartphone app when they spot you indulging in the bad behavior you are trying to give up.
How painful is it? It won’t be as severe as a taser, and it’s different from the shock that a dog collar gives off. However, it does deliver 350 volts, so you probably want to ask your doctor about this if you have a heart condition or are on certain prescription medications.
Good Morning America: Does Pavlok Work?
Those who have tried it have shared online testimonials, talking about successes in stopping the bad habits of biting nails or smoking. Though the device is meant to be safe, it does have its naysayers.
“Devices like this don’t really work,” said psychologist Dr Greg Cason. “Unless these are locked on to people’s wrists, they’re going to take them off.” Others believe it could be a quick fix for someone who wants to break a resolution in a short period of time.
GMA: Pavlok Preorder Release Date
George Stephanopoulos wondered how the bracelet could know what you are eating, and whether it is good or bad. Do you think you would have the discipline to shock yourself and stay focused on your goals? If you are interested in trying out the Pavlok Wristband for yourself, they will be on the market in April 2015.
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