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Is the Zap Safe?
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Written by Deon Don
Updated over a week ago

Pavlok’s Zap has been engineered to be safe, effective, and painless. You can adjust its intensity inside the app if you’d like it to be weaker or stronger. The purpose of the Zap is to grab your attention and bring you back into the present moment.

The circuit is complete on your skin, and the voltage/amperage is not enough to harm you.


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  • Children

  • Pets

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  • Those with certain heart conditions

  • Persons with an internal medical device (such as a pacemaker)

  • Those with pre-existing medical conditions that may be affected by mild electrical stimulus.

Although Pavlok has been tested for safety, please consult with your physician should you have any specific concerns to your health before using Pavlok. Pavlok is recommended for those that are 18+


I was just curious if it's safe to use the zap feature when handling electronics that could be sensitive to static electricity. Related, can the zap be transmitted to someone else when giving them a handshake / touching them? Has that actually been examined? ie. if I am working on sensitive computer components. Thanks!

Wed. May 31 2023 15:24 EST

It is safe to use the Pavlok while you are working on electronics. We do that all the time here at the design lab. I am assuming the person is wearing it in the normal wrist location. The zap goes into the user's skin and does not leave the body. Static electricity, which is the main risk, for electronics is typically 20,000V. The Pavlok is 450 Volts. 44X less.
A safety consideration to keep in mind if using the zap feature is to avoid possible damage or injury if you are startled by a zap while doing precision work. This is similar to not using Zap while driving a car.


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