Now, $80 'Sharkbanz' wristband to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks

A new wristband has recently been developed that claims to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks and is available for 80 dollars.

ANI| Updated: Jan 09, 2015, 14:07 PM IST
Now, $80 'Sharkbanz' wristband to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks

Melbourne: A new wristband has recently been developed that claims to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks and is available for 80 dollars.

Sharkbanz, a rubber band that resembles a FitBit bracelet, uses a magnetic field to repel sharks by disrupting their electro-receptors , which they use to figure out when something was in the water, News.com.au reported.

Nathan Garrison, co-founder of the new shark-repellent technology tested on up to 10 species of sharks, including the reef and bull shark but not the great white, and it claims to "increase the chance of survival" of the casual Australian beachgoer "quite a bit."