Pavlock Shocks Your Bad Habits Right Out Of You

We all have bad habits we’d like to break. Gee, I have so many, I wouldn’t know where to start, but would have to say nail bitting it the worst. Every time I vow to quit, I end up chewing my nails a few days later. I seriously need the Pavlock device that is supposed to help you get ride of any bad habits for good!

Shock The Vices Out Of You

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The Indiegogo campaign is a small device that will send small shocks to you whenever you engage in a bad habit you’d like to break. All you have to do is input whatever it is you’d like to stop doing into the accompanying app and then wear it. It takes inspiration from the work of Ivan Pavlov and his idea about classical conditioning. It gives you a small electric shock every time you don’t meet your goals, no matter what they are. So the thought behind it is that your brain will gradually begin to associate that negative stimulus with whatever bad action your perform. Over time, you’ll know you’ll get a shock if you do it, and your brain will instinctively feel inclined to stop doing that bad habit – all without the shock.

Easy To Use

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You can use the app to enter any goal you’d like to make and a corresponding punishment.Right now there’s only three main areas the app focuses on: sleep, exercise and productivity. For example: the sleep function will wake you up in the am with small vibrations on your wrist. But if you hit the snooze button or its built-in accelerometer doesn’t detect you doing anything, you’ll get a shock. The exercise function allows you to enter the location of any gym and schedule for when you want to go. So if your phone doesn’t detect the geofence around the gym by the time you said you wanted to go, then  you’ll get a shock. For the productivity function, you enter what websites you want to avoid visiting and then if you don’t meet that, then zap (you have to use an accompanying Chrome plug-in for this one). The device itself is super small and can be worn on its wristband or clipped to your clothes.

Not Just About Bad Behavior

Although it’s meant to shock you if you don’t don’t quiet your bad habit, it can also reward you for achieving your goals. To do so, it offers incentives so that if you meet your goals, it rewards you. If you achieve your exercise goal, you can win money that other uses have lost or even get cool gift cards from partners of Pavlock.

If you’d like to kick some nasty habits, the Indiegogo campaign is looking for pledges of $175+, with expected shipping June 2015.

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Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.

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  1. They sometimes use acupuncture for smoke cessation and some hypnotherapist will send patients home will a rubber band around their wrist training them to pop themselves to relieve stress which is a trigger for smokers is their a bracelet for smoke cessation that can be used same as acupuncture or a rubber band. Is there an app for that one.

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