Pavlok is described as a "behaviour training device" that stops bad behaviour by shocking the person when they do something bad.
Writing on their website, they shared: "Pavlok is a behaviour training device - it vibrates to reward you for good behavior and administers an electric stimulus to train away bad behaviour. Hundreds have quit smoking, nail biting, mindless eating, and sleeping in by using Pavlok's apps. Are you ready to change your habit? ...
"With Pavlok, you can create new good habits, and beat habits you never knew you had! Though many people may not have major habits such as nail biting or smoking that they feel the need to break, some have unconscious behavioral habits that can be broken in order to lead a happier, healthier life! There are also good habits that the Pavlok can help you develop.
"Using Pavlok, you can break these toxic habits. Pick the one you do the most and start there. Every time you find yourself performing one of these toxic habits, use the remote in your app or simply double tap your wristband."
Pavlok have various settings to help the user accomplish certain tasks.
They added on their Kickstarter page: "Pavlok Fit uses a powerful commitment ecosystem to help your form this habit. Choose between hitting the gym (measured by GPS), walking 10,000 steps, or running with Runkeeper. Earn rewards when you succeed to keep you motivated ...
"Pavlok Productive retrains your deeply ingrained "chronic web surfing" habits. In our trial research, we found that a large number of participants have significant trouble getting work done in the face of temptation (e.g. incoming emails, interesting articles, status updates)."