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Is waking up a problem? Try Pavlok's wrist-shocking bracelet

I'm not sure about how normal people act, but I set three different alarms to wake me up in the morning, then completely ignore them until my flatmate gets fed up with the noise and comes into my room yelling. I keep hearing that my solution isn't exactly optimal, so in my quest for an alternative, I ran across a new product from Pavlok. It's a smart wristband that will use electric shocks to make sure that you're not oversleeping. It sounds a bit extreme, but I bet it's effective.

Pavlok's "Shock Clock" wristband works together with your smartphone. The app will allow you to set the time when you want to wake up and the kind of awakening that you wish to receive. You can choose between three options: a haptic buzz, which will be like an easy tap on your wrist, a loud and irritating beep or a "powerful and effective" zap. The device doesn't have a snooze button, but let's be honest, no one would want to use it anyway. As far as actually using the device goes, things are pretty easy: simply put the wearable on your wrist (it's quite comfortable when it's not shocking you), then use the app to pair it up with your device, set the alarm and you're good to go. In order to stop the waking up process, you will need to find the paired smartphone and tap it or you can take the easy way out and simply unstrap the wearable from your wrist.

The Shock Clock has been founded through a Indiegogo campaign, and now retails for $129. If you're interested in purchasing it, you can do so from the product's Indiegogo webpage.

In case sleeping and waking up are topics that you're interested in, you should also check out some of our older stories such as: "Best Android apps to help you sleep better" or "Best Android Apps to Wake You Up".