Pavlok March Release Madness Month continues today with one of Pavlok’s biggest feature releases ever: IFTTT integration!
Ever since launching Pavlok, the most common question people ask has been “Can it tell when I’m doing my bad habit?” and the answer has always been “for breaking bad habits Pavlok doesn’t need to know, YOU need to know”. That is still absolutely true – habit awareness and self-administering the zap are the best way to break a bad habit rapidly and permanently.
But what about those habits you don’t realize you’re doing, so you can’t break it manually? Or those situations where you want to use Pavlok’s haptic feedback to stay on task, remember important information, or just alert you when something happens? Pressing the button on the Pavlok releases a zap, but what about all of the other types of haptic feedback that Pavlok uses (beep, vibration and LED lights)?
For months now, the Pavlok team has been hard at work trying to get Pavlok to integrate with a service called If This Then That (IFTTT). The software team at Pavlok has worked tirelessly to create an integration that will allow users to use every single feature of Pavlok with IFTTT – beep, LED lights, vibration and even zap. According to sources at Pavlok, it’s been difficult getting all of the features to work well, and there has been a lot of trial and error. Maneesh Sethi, the founder of Pavlok said: “We’ve known all along that Pavlok had the ability to be so much more than just a habit breaking tool, and today we’re unveiling a whole new set of features that will let you use Pavlok in ‘automatic mode’.” So today, Pavlok proudly announces…
The Pavlok IFTTT channel is now live!
You can now connect your Pavlok account with an IFTTT account, opening up a world of possibilities for automatically triggering feedback on your wrist from Pavlok – not just zap. Using IFTTT “recipes” you can create triggers based on data from other devices or your online activity that will automatically trigger Pavlok’s beep, vibration, LED or electric stimulus – at whatever strength level you want!
What does this mean for you?
You can now integrate Pavlok with other connected devices.
Want a vibration from your Pavlok when you reach a fitness goal, or an automatic zap when you don’t? Since many popular fitness trackers are also on IFTTT (like Fitbit and Jawbone Up) you can now trigger Pavlok based on your fitness activity. Want the ultimate in tough love? Connect your GE smart fridge with Pavlok to receive a zap if you open your refrigerator door late at night, and receive a push notification asking “are you sure you’re hungry?” 🙂
Here is an example “recipe”:
Pavlok can automatically remind you to perform important tasks (or behaviors).
Need a reminder to get up from your desk and walk around every hour? Want to be reminded to get to bed on time, and receive a zap if you do something like go on a time-wasting website after bedtime hours? All of that and more is now possible with the Pavlok IFTTT integration. Integrate with other powerful services like Rescuetime or your Google calendar to stay healthy, focused and productive.
This recipe reminds you to get up from your desk every hour and move around with a vibration from your Pavlok:
Never miss a critical update
Missed an important meeting, or that email that contained time sensitive information? Never have it happen again with Pavlok and IFTTT. Connect Gmail, Google calendar and many other programs to receive a notification on your wrist when you receive an important email, if there is an important meeting or even if you just want to know when that package you’re waiting on is delivered.
Never miss another important email:
Or you can have some fun with your notifications:
The possibilities are virtually limitless, which is why the Pavlok team (and surely many users!) are so excited about this integration.
Here is a video about how you can integrate with IFTTT: