the gadget

the gadget

We Try Pavlok, the Wearable that Shocks You

16h ago
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I strap the gadget to my wrist and double-click the only button it has. I wait to be shocked; not ‘surprised’ shocked, but physically shocked. With electricity. Nothing happens. Maybe it is such a mild shock that I didn’t even feel it. Yes, that must be it. I have a high pain tolerance, and this consumer device couldn’t possibly put out enough juice to… Yow! Ok, that hurt. I am testing a prototype fitness tracker and motivational device called the Pavlok. If you think you could be motivated by a gadget that punishes you, check it out.