How Pavlok Works

Pavlok is a wearable device that uses electrical stimulus to help you start good habits and stop bad ones. Since 2013, over 100,000 satisfied customers have used Pavlok to reduce cravings, get in shape, and wake up earlier. Here’s a glimpse of how people are using Pavlok to better their lives!

Courtney used Pavlok to start work out and eat healthy!

Pavlok has definitely played a huge role in my lifestyle change (...) it truly is like having an accountability partner on your wrist.”

Heather is using Pavlok to kill her nail biting habit and stick to her diet!

“I have been biting my nails for 25 years... I shocked myself every time I bit my nails... My husband had a good time shocking me when he caught me biting my nails!”

Marty used Pavlok to quit smoking in 4 weeks!

“I was smoking about 18 cigarettes a day. With Pavlok (...) week 4 is my first week not smoking at all! Whenever I (...) think to get a pack, I just ‘snap’ myself with Pavlok and keep driving.”

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The device helps you train your brain.

Pavlok works by associating the habit you want to change or improve with a slightly uncomfortable electrical impulse. 

The device helps train your brain to associate the behavior you want to change with the uncomfortable stimulus. In as little as a few weeks of associating the two with consistent use, your brain begins to say: “Hey wait a second. Maybe I don’t like smoking.” and “Hold on. Maybe I don’t need that second donut.”

You know that friend who won’t eat Taco Bell anymore after she got a terrible case of food poisoning? Or your other friend who swore off alcohol after having three too many shots?

That’s aversive conditioning. We’ll help you use it to your advantage.

Your brain begins to say…

“Hey, wait a second. Maybe I don’t like smoking.” “Hold on. Maybe I don’t need that second donut.”

The World’s Best Alarm.

The specially designed wristband vibrates silently in your lightest stage of sleep to wake you feeling refreshed.

It’s imperceptible to your spouse, your kids, or your roommates. Only you will know when it’s time to get up. And if vibration isn’t enough, the device can release safe electrical impulses to signal your brain to wake up.

It doesn’t just get you up – it keeps you up. 

Anyone can become a morning person. And thousands already have, with the Pavlok.


Your Pavlok Comes With Hardware and Software

It’s really simple. Pavlok works by combing hardware and a mobile app to get you life-changing results! Pavlok is worn around your wrist and it uses a small electric “snap” (just like walking across a rug and touching a doorknob) by simply pushing the button on your wristband… or by remote control on the Pavlok smartphone app… Whenever you find yourself craving or actually doing the behavior you want to get rid of.

It uses the same stimulus to help you establish new, positive habits that you want to form. Some habits are “self jolt” (smoking, nail biting, going to the gym - to name a few) where you will manually press the button on your wristband. And other habits can be set with our app (waking up on time or staying off time-wasting websites).

The Hardware

Pavlok has two parts: the wristband and the module. The wristband is “one size fits all”, and made from a sleek silicone that’s lightweight and extremely durable.

You can also choose from all sorts of different colors. The standard wristband comes in black. The module fits inside the wristband and holds the rechargeable battery, electronic components, and Bluetooth.

Pavlok’s battery has the capacity for over 150+ tiny jolts and it recharges quickly (it comes with a micro USB).

The Bluetooth chip is low energy and connects Pavlok to your smart phone.

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The Software

The full app starts with a 5-day audio habit change course that will literally walk you through every step to getting started with your Pavlok and breaking your habit.

It also provides you with courses helping to break “specific” bad habits…

  • Smoking
  • Unhealthy eating
  • Nail biting
  • and many more

You’ll have full use of a remote control inside the app, to conveniently control your Pavlok from your phone and to set automated shock options for various habits.

One of those “automated shock options” is the Pavlok Alarm, that vibrates to wake you up… But if you sleep through it (or if you hit snooze), it will give you a zap to get you out of bed!


1. Built To Last

Durable stainless steel and silicone construction


2. Electrical Stimulation

Uses electrical stimulation to help people form good habits and break bad ones.


3. Programmable

Can be programmed to deliver a mild electric shock, vibration, or sound when the user engages in a desired or undesired behavior.


4. Water Resistant

IP 67 rating means Pavlok 3 is protected against temporary submersion (10 minutes) in lukewarm water up to 1 m / 3 ft.


5. Long Lasting Battery

Has a long-lasting battery that can last up to 7 days on a single charge.


6. Private Sleep Coach

Help to wake the users up and encourage them to go to sleep.Can also be used to create a bedtime routine and to track sleep patterns.


7. Helpful Community

The Pavlok community is full of helpful tips and support.

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