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  • (gasps)

  • There it goes!

  • This thing is a tiny, unpredictable monster.

  • I'm Abby, and I have bitten my nails for my entire life.

  • I've tried sitting on my hands,

  • wearing that gross bitter nail polish, fake nails,

  • dating a boy who cared about what my nails looked like,

  • that didn't work.

  • I've tried everything.

  • So, I'm gonna try wearing this Pavlok 2 bracelet

  • to shock myself into giving up nail-biting.

  • I'm hoping that this will at least decrease

  • the rate in which I bite my nails,

  • if not stop it completely.

  • Let's check it out!

  • Right off the bat, it looks like a Fitbit.

  • Add a habit.

  • We wanna stop nail biting.

  • And so, I can set it to vibrate

  • every time I lift my hand to my mouth,

  • or beep or zap me.

  • We should probably make it zap me, right?

  • 'Cause that's why we're doing this.

  • (gasps)

  • There it goes!

  • Yup, when my finger goes to my mouth, it's gonna zap me.

  • I don't like that at all.

  • I'm gonna do this for the next two weeks.

  • It's day one of wearing the Pavlok 2.

  • There it goes. It's very excited to see me.

  • I really, really wanna bite my nails right now.

  • But I also don't wanna be electrocuted.

  • So, I guess this is a pretty good deterrent.

  • Bad.

  • Unfair.

  • But I haven't bitten my nails,

  • which is actually very impressive.

  • I just don't know how much credit I would give the bracelet.

  • I never got used to it.

  • It was an electric shock.

  • Every time I was doing something,

  • I got shocked probably 10 times as many times

  • for things that weren't biting my nails than were,

  • because it just can't tell a difference

  • between when I'm touching my mouth

  • and when I'm just having my hands at a vertical angle.

  • So, there's a digital manual for this thing,

  • but I might be old, I guess.

  • I need my paper manual so that I can flip through it,

  • really touch it, feel it, learn it.

  • So, I haven't accessed that.

  • So I have no idea how to troubleshoot

  • some of the glitches that I'm seeing,

  • and I especially don't know

  • what the safety concerns for this guy are.

  • I really wanna get the friend remote working

  • because one of the things I was excited about

  • with this wearable

  • was other people holding me accountable.

  • I had a few coworkers try this on.

  • Oh!

  • Oh, I didn't care for that at all!

  • Ow!

  • The shock count is automatic,

  • but the times-you-bite- your-nails count and the

  • times-you-feel-like-you're- going-to-bite-your-nails count

  • you have to manually input yourself.

  • And I don't wanna do that.

  • I'm a little lazy. I don't have time.

  • And then, the automatic one is also counting

  • all the times that it shocks me for no reason.

  • So, it's a little inaccurate.

  • I don't really have a need for that part of the app.

  • After we started this experiment,

  • I saw an ad on Facebook saying that this thing

  • will break a habit in one week.

  • I'm still pretty focused on my fingers.

  • I am very aware that I want to bite them.

  • So, I don't think my habit's broken yet.

  • Honestly, this thing is just

  • reminding me that you don't wanna bite your nails,

  • you shouldn't do that,

  • you're trying to break this habit,

  • and so every time I feel it on my wrist,

  • electrocuted or not,

  • I am aware that I shouldn't do this.

  • So, I don't think we need to shock ourselves.

  • No! More! Electricity! In my body!

  • We're done.

  • I don't think I used it right,

  • but I used it successfully because I have fingernails.

  • But I don't think my brain was rewired,

  • as the product promises.

  • I think it was probably user error.

  • There's meditation involved,

  • there's, like, accountability activities,

  • which are just, like,

  • writing down the negatives and positives

  • of doing your habit.

  • I don't need to do that; it should just be easier.

  • I don't think I would buy this.

  • I don't think it's worth a purchase.

  • It did work, but I don't know how much credit I can give

  • to the actual device

  • as much as I can give to just having a reminder at all.

  • So, I would just go to Michaels and buy a string.

(gasps)

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Electric-Shock Bracelet Made Me Quit Biting My Nails

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/08
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