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kSafe: The safe that only opens if you’ve been good

It’s all well and good having goals, but who really sticks to them? You won’t have any choice with kSafe – it’s a safe that only opens once you’ve achieved what you set out to.

Set your goal using the app, whether it’s to burn a certain number of calories, walk a certain distance, or to go to the gym. Then put your treat in the safe, whether it’s some chocolate, the TV remote or your Xbox controller. The safe only unlocks when you’ve achieved your goal.

If that’s not motivation, we don’t know what is.

You can choose from three types of goals. Activity sets a number of steps or distance to cover. Location means you have to check in somewhere, be it the gym or library. And time only unlocks the safe at certain times of the day, week, month, or once a timer expires. Whatever your goal, it should help you achieve it.

You can reload past goals, which will help in habit forming.

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It’s controlled via an app, which is available for iOS and Android. You can chart your progress on the app, and pair the device with existing fitness trackers like Fitbit. Or leave it to take care of step tracking itself.

But be warned, there is no override. It’s achieve your goal, or suffer.

It’s a good idea. Hopefully you should soon be able to get to your goal without needing the reward at the end, but every incentive helps. It’s seeking funding on Kickstarter, and should ship in October.

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