Amazon is Selling a Bracelet That Shocks You For Eating Fast Food or Spending Too Much Money

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I’m not trying to tell you how to you live your life, but you might want to look into this device if you’re trying to lose some weight and lead a more healthy lifestyle…which is a lot of us these days, let’s be honest. This could be a game-changer.

A company called Pavlok is selling a device on Amazon that is designed to improve your life in a number of ways. They describe their product as a “behavior training device that works by utilizing Aversive Conditioning.”

The folks at Pavlok added, “Aversive conditioning is essentially behavior training that uses negative stimuli and association to help reaffirm a specific action as undesirable. The reason so many people continue to smoke even though they know it’s bad… is because for many smoking IS pleasurable. The reason so many people continue to consume an unhealthy snack after unhealthy snack is because it often DOES taste good. And that’s why Pavlok is ultimately so effective.”

Here’s a video that details how the bracelet works.

The Pavlok bracelet promises to break a bunch of bad habits, such as nail biting, spending too much money, or oversleeping.

The bracelet works in a simple way. You get shocked when you step out of line. This could mean consuming an extra piece of pizza, chewing on your nails, or spending too much money at the store. And here’s another deterrent: your friends and family members can download an app and give you a zap if they see you breaking your pledges as well.

The company says that the shock from the Pavlok bracelet “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 Pavlok bracelet is priced at $199.99 so it is a bit of an investment. User reviews have been mixed so far.

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Because while some are positive…

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And even glowing about the product…

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Others? Yeah, not so much…

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What do you think? Does the bracelet sound like a good idea?