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New Fitness Wristband Gives Slackers Shocks

New Fitness Wristband Gives Slackers Shocks
Posted July 25th, 2014 @ 10:34am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER)¬†‚Äď If what you need to meet fitness targets is a device attached to your body that will jolt you with electric shocks, then a new company called Pavlok has just the thing for you. Founder Maneesh Sethi says the fitness-tracking wristband he devised can keep track of things like gym visits and steps walked in a day‚ÄĒand gives users a brief but sharp electric shock in the wrist if they fail, theTelegraph¬†reports. The idea is to jolt people into adopting better habits, he says. "Research shows that consistency is the key to forming a habit," Pavlok says on its¬†website. "When you use Pavlok to stick to your goals, you'll find that they become easier and, eventually, automatic."

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