The Future of ocean safety

Sharkbanz 2

TLDR: Are you afraid of shark attacks? You probably shouldn’t be, because they’re extremely rare, but they do happen. Regardless, just to be safe, here’s a device that should make them less likely. The Sharkbanz 2 can strap on your wrist or ankle, and it confuses sharks so they’ll stay away from you by emitting electromagnetic waves that sharks can sense.


The Sharkbanz 2 uses powerful magnets to confuse sharks’ senses and make it far less likely the shark will attack you. Sharks can detect electromagnetic fields, and the Sharkbanz “provides a sudden sensation that is thousands of times stronger than the signal produced by anything in a shark’s normal food chain.” Essentially, the bracelet emits electromagnetic waves that confuse the shark. That means the shark will want to move away from the person wearing the bracelet.

Since it’s a magnet, it doesn’t require batteries or any other power source, and it will last for years. If you regularly find yourself swimming in the ocean, it might be a good idea to make sure you’re not at risk of having a dangerous encounter with a shark. It works up to 300ft down, it’s light and it comes with a magnetic-shielded box for safe storage.