New Bracelet Zaps You to Break Bad Habits

The Pavlok wristband can send a shock through your body when you do something wrong.
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many are working to make good on our resolutions and now there is a piece of jewelry that can help. A bracelet that zaps you into breaking bad habits and kendis Gibson has the details. Reporter: From quitting smoking to losing weight, let's face it a lot of people kick off the new year with new resolutions. That for some of us might come to a screeching halt. But now a shocking new idea. Reward yourself when you fleet your daily goal. Commit to a penalty when you fail. Reporter: Pavlok that has one primary job, to send an electrical shock to your body every time you find yourself doing something wrong. There's a real power in using a little bit of pain to help you break your bad habits. Reporter: Watch as the inventor tests it out. That kind of hurt. Reporter: It is designed 0 give yourself a shock any time you give in to temptation. But other people can also use an app to remotely send you a jolt to keep you in line if they catch you misbehaving of you can even program it to shock you if you don't stick to your healthy plan. It's not the sort of shocking pain a taser delivers or your pet gets from its dog collar but 350 volts isn't nothing. The first time is always the worst. Ha. Feels like if you were to touch a doorknob after rubbing your socks on the carpet. Reporter: The internet packed with testimonials from people who have used the pavlok to help quit biting their nails, eat less, even stop smoking. I'm just more aware of what I'm doing. Reporter: While some experts say the device is likely safe, it's not a science. Devices like this don't really work. Unless these are locked on to people's wrists, they're going to take them off. Reporter: But some psychologists say it might work as a temporary fix for ill-fated resolutions. For "Good morning America," kendis Gibson, ABC news, new York. How does it know when you're eating French fries? I think you give the app to your friend. And they buzz you. Otherwise you're doing it to yourself. Yes. You guys going to zap me. You should try it. Do you know how to do it? I thought they were going to do it by remote control. This is fascinating TV. When it works it'll be available starting in April.

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