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An exercise band that can provide 'shocking' results

July 09, 2014


There are a lot of ways to motivate people to exercise, but when nothing else works, maybe it's time for a little shock treatment. Get this, an inventor has developed a prototype fitness bracelet—known as Pavlok—that actually gives you an electric jolt if you fail to meet a work or fitness goal. The shock is "mild" says product founder Maneesh Sethi, and is intended to serve as a reminder to keep up with healthy habits.


The band, which could be available to the public before year's end, will have a number of other functions including wake-up calls (don't expect soothing waterfall sounds at 6 a.m.) and notifications to friends/family on how you're progressing. The band is expected to retail for $250. recently did a more detailed article on the product.

Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor of Golf Digest.