Sharkbanz is a wearable wrist band that repells sharks

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Summer’s here and the weather is perfect for going to the beach and taking a dip in the ocean. But ever since the 1975 movie “Jaws”, the level of awareness for shark attacks has been heightened. While rare, shark attacks do happen and can be deadly. Recent data shows that shark attacks are on the rise. In 2015 there were 98 shark attacks resulting in 6 fatalities. So the question is can anything be done to prevent shark attacks other than staying out of the ocean? Enter Sharkbanz,  a wearable bracelet similar to a Fitbit. Sharkbanz emits a magnetic field that they claim will repel almost all breeds of sharks with a range of 3 to 6 feet.  It’s not battery powered either, so no worries about charging. You just slip it on your wrist and you have the peace of mind to swim in a shark free environment.

Click through to watch an impressive video detailing the effectiveness of this device. Be forewarned that while this device allegedly will prevent attacks from most shark breeds, it may not prevent attacks from the Great White Shark. Sharkbanz claims the shelf life for this $65 device will last about 3 years. For more info visit sharkbanz.com and Amazon to order.

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  • Jackie Cheng July 18, 2016, 11:59 am

    Some inventions are too good to be true. No scientific evidence to back their product which are just plain magnets in a plastic band. Their video isn’t a continuous video showing if the sharks really are afraid of the band. Also some sharks are just friendly in general. Better video would be of the inventor in the water with sharks while wearing the band and a big juicy bleeding meat while splashing around. Also: http://icbseverywhere.com/blog/2015/05/a-new-bracelet-scam-that-will-take-a-bite-out-of-your-wallet/

  • vn33 July 18, 2016, 2:35 pm

    Just curious, if this band is not battery powered, why does it have a “shelf-life” of 3 years?

    • Neil Henning July 18, 2016, 3:52 pm

      I believe the magnets loose their effectiveness over time or if exposed to high heat. From their FAQ:
      How long will my Sharkbanz Last?
      As long as your Sharkbanz are not exposed to heat over 140°F (60°C) and the chassis is not physically damaged, then the magnetic technology will not lose its power. With regular use, we expect your Sharkbanz band to last approximately 3 years. If there is a problem with your Sharkbanz, please let us know.

  • Chris July 18, 2016, 5:20 pm

    “If there is a problem with your Sharkbanz, please let us know.” Umm…might be a little late by then.

  • John July 19, 2016, 11:53 pm

    Another issue is that the most aggressive sharks attack at relatively high speeds. By the time they are within the range of this band, they are already going to hit you hard with all teeth.

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