If you’ve ever struggled with productivity (which is probably most of us), you know how hard it can be to keep yourself accountable and focused. Imagine having a device that’s synced to your goals so you can get constant reminders to stay on track. That’s the goal of the Pavlock 2 Habit device. If you don’t know, Pavlov’s theory is a learning procedure that pairs a stimulus with a conditioned response. The idea of this device is to give you notices with your habits so you can stay on track. Based on 80 years of science-backed aversion therapy studies, this device is designed to be the thing that finally gets you to start your good habits or stop your bad ones.

How the Pavlok 2 Device Works

The Pavlok 2 will sync with IFTT or your own settings to create the habits you want. Depending on when you want it to alert you and for what triggers, starts with a slight vibrate, then goes to beep, and finally will zap you to get a stronger response. You can customize it depending on the habits you want to start or stop. While a lot of habit-assisting devices try to get people to stop bad habits, such as quitting smoking, the Pavlok 2 works to also help you build good habits. By telling it the triggers you want to receive, you’re able to condition yourself to start your new, better habits.

The Pavlok 2 will work with sensors, other friends you have, your phone apps, GPS, internet browsers, and more so you can fully customize it for tweaking your specific habits.

Some ways you could use the Pavlok 2

If you’re looking for some ways to use the Pavlok 2, here are just a handful of the thousands of possibilities:

  • Spending too much could elicit a shock
  • Cut back on your tendency to oversleep
  • Set a reminder to go to bed
  • Limit your social media usage
  • Quitting smoking
  • Manage your stress eating
  • Start an exercise routine
  • Quit biting your nails
  • Control your cravings
  • Stop drinking diet soda

The device comes with the Pavlok Core app for you to use on your phone so you can customize the settings. It also lets you check out their various habit-breaking courses so you can make sure you’re getting the most out of your habit changes. You also have the ability to chat with a community so you can make sure you’re accountable to other people or get ideas for how you can tweak your habits. The app also has a progress tracker so you can know whether you’re making progress or not.

Aversive conditioning

The reason this device works is that it uses aversive conditioning. That is training that uses negative stimuli to reaffirm a specific action. This makes the action undesirable. Imagine getting zapped every time you want to smoke; eventually, your brain will start to associate the desire to smoke with the pain, leading you to not want to smoke. This forces your brain to take a second look at the action or habit you were just about to do and make you second guess if it’s really a good idea to do.

Updated version now released

The updated version of the Pavlok has a better processor and a longer battery life. It also has improved Bluetooth connectivity and motion sensors that learn from your actions. This can help make sure all of your setting work every time and you have to charge your device less often.

Features:

  • Used by over 50,000 people
  • Receive a free eBook to help you pick your habits
  • Customize it completely
  • Based on 80 years of science-backed aversion therapy studies
  • The Pavlok Core app works on both Android and iOS
  • Stay paired for up to 30 feet

Jackie Pearce
Jackie is a writer out of Denver, Colorado with a never-ending passion for good TV shows, gadgets, and old-school video games. Compensation Area of Interest I've been writing articles online for over 8 years, but I'd like to start getting into the review world. I love, love, love TV shows and gadgets.
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