Pavlock smart wristband zaps you with 225 Volts to wean you off bad habits

A smart wristband that helps you to wean yourself from bad habits has successfully completed its IndieGogo funding round. The smartband is called the Pavlok – you can see the name derives from the famous Pavlov’s Dog experiment amalgamated with the word ‘lock’. Using an accompanying app you can set the wristband to give you shocking reminders should you partake in some activity you have set in the app to be a no-no.


Facebook deterrent?

Many sites are reporting that this Pavlok smartband is a device to stop you watching Facebook. But it can do much more than deliver electric shock every time you cave in to the need to check your status. Its purpose is to “turn your resolutions into reality”. Things Pavlok and its app can track and monitor include:

  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Time keeping
  • To do lists
  • Learning tasks
  • App/website usage
  • Other tasks and commitments


You can set the band to give you electric shocks up to 225 V should you stray from your pre-decided routine as set in the app. You can set much lighter stimuli too – such as a subtle tingling or vibration.

Creative examples of using Pavlok in your life include:

  • A shock you when you text your ex-lover
  • Beep loudly any time you step inside of a McDonald’s
  • Reminding you to take medicine
  • Train and remind you not to go on distracting websites in real-time
  • Improve your golf swing or powerlifting technique using other wearable sensors and our scalable vibration motor

As mentioned in the intro Pavlok was a successful funding project. It is now pre-orderable from the makers. Remember to put Tech Assimilate in your daily must-visit site list!


Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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