New Wearable Shocks You into Working Out

OK, I get it. Change is hard. Finding motivation and holding yourself accountable to a strict routine of daily workouts and fit habits can be challenging. But, do you really need a jolt of electricity running through your body to put down the slice of pizza and get up off of the couch?

To me, Pavlok is a little intense. This new wearable promises a whole lot. Let’s see if it lives up to the hype in 2015, since it’s still technically a prototype. Here are some of the features and benefits of this new fitness wearable.

Goal Setting

Choose your “habit” and Pavlok takes care of the rest.

Accountability

Pick a level of commitment and share it socially with your friend online. If you miss your workout you could have to pay a fine, lose access to your smartphone or even get a jolt of 340 volts of electricity. Or, if you meet your goals you could earn money or prizes—like what? I’m not sure, but it sounds like a fun concept.

Join a Team

Find a partner or join a team to hold you accountable during your fitness journey. Whether you achieve your goal or you miss the mark for the day you will have your friends to fall back on.

Progress

Once your goal becomes a habit you can set new goals to keep improving.

Sleep Tracking

A built-in accelerometer can track your sleep patterns. And, Pavlok can provide a daily, habitual wake up call each morning.

Haptic Feedback

Vibrations, LEDs and sounds act as notifiers.

Bluetooth 4.0

Built-in bluetooth conserves battery life and allows for seamless connectivity.

Pavlok is available for pre-order now, but won’t ship until 2015.

Image taken from http://www.pavlok.com

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