Are you looking to change your bad habits using tried and proven methods? When it comes to improving the way you live, there’s nothing like a (literal) shock or jolt to keep your mind in the zone. This is where Pavlok comes into play. You see, the patent-pending electrical stimulus releases a zap ranging from 50-450V that quickly gets attention and triggers the brain out of automatic mode.
The makers of the device claim it can track nail biting, snoring, chewing/eating, hair picking, scratching, face touching, and other activities programmed by the user. Users also can ‘teach’ their device customized gestures for it to detect.
As with many smart devices, Pavlok comes with a companion mobile app to significantly enhance the features of the device. With Pavlok Core, users can create modules for different behavior. These components are built around the bad habits the user is aiming to change. Users can unlock additional features by achieving their desired tasks.
In addition to the mobile app, there’s a companion API to provide robust expandability. There also is IFTTT integration and productivity monitoring via a Chrome Extension. The extension, currently used by 1,500 people, enables users to program websites which disrupt productivity and “zap” them if too much time is spent on them.
Putting aside the ability to zap users, Pavlok also has a community which is the foundation of the app. Through the community, users are able to join in with other people, follow routines together, and help others achieve their goals. There’s also the ability to look for accountability buddies and help others achieve their goals.
The perimeter wristband allows customization with any 18mm standard watch band including an exclusive magnetic Milanese enclosure. In addition to this device there are a few different versions in the works including a necklace, Apple Watch & Android Watch watch strap, anklet, and an armband.
Pavlok 2 is equipped with a Nordic NRF52 ARM core processor, Sensor Core technology to learn new gestures, and a redesigned Bluetooth antenna to improve connectivity.
To date, the makers of Pavlok 2 have raised over $114,000 via crowdfunding which is 10,832% of their original goal. Early bird pricing for the device starts at $149 which is $50 less than the retail pricing. It has an estimated shipping date of September 2017, and each purchase comes with one accessory which is selected before shipping.
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