If you’ve seen the iRenew ads where people put on a bracelet and they can immediately feel the benefits of wearing it you might have wonders does this really work? On the outside it doesn’t really look like much, just some plastic and a little metal logo. Could there really be some technology behind it where it actually has an effect on the way you feel?
One trend as of late is celebrities and other high profile people like professional athletes wearing necklaces and bracelets that are purported to give them special benefits, either with increased stamina, balance, energy, or just good feelings. As technology keeps improving each year, these sort of products seem more and more likely to work. The scientific side of us wants to believe that one day we’ll be able to slip on a piece of jewellery and it will make us feel better.
Put on the iRenew and you might have increased feelings of balance, strength, and endurance. If you take what the people in the commercial say as a claim then it also provides increased energy and better feelings all around.
The hype arrives when they show people putting on the bracelet and being shocked that they are already feeling the sensations that it claims to provide. If a product like that really existed all it would take is one or two sales for word of mouth to spread like wildfire. Since this hasn’t happened, and they are still relying heavily on infomercials, it’s safe to say that the majority of users buy an iRenew and then sheepishly put it in their sock drawer after a few days or weeks.
iRenew is conveniently priced at that favorite as-seen-on-TV level of $19.95 plus shipping and handling. At the time of this writing their official site will not let you order just one. They make you order the buy one get one “free” special which requires paying extra shipping for the second bracelet. This brings your order to a total of $35.85 for both bracelets, or a per bracelet cost of $17.93.
They don’t show you that total, you’re just encouraged to enter your credit card information. If you aren’t careful you’ll end up thinking you’re going to pay the $19.95 plus a modest shipping fee, but then they get you for nearly double that buy the time the card is processed and you’re able to see what happened. It’s all there in the fine print if you’re savvy enough to look.
There is next to no commitment involved, all that is required is to slip on the iRenew and let it do its thing.
These are the most dangerous products to be introduced to as far as your money goes, because they will talk right to your human nature. We all want the quick fix, no effort solution. You shouldn’t feel guilty for feeling this way, but you should use reason and rationale to fight off the desire for products such as these.
The reviews coming back from users that have tried the iRenew are overwhelmingly negative. There are more Poor ratings than Excellent by a 2 to 1 margin. If that were an election it would be considered a landslide, but it does beg the question as to why there are any positive reviews at all if the product doesn’t work.
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What most likely is working here is the placebo effect. If you desperately want more balance, strength, and endurance in your life and you’re under the impression that an iRenew bracelet will give you these qualities, you might bring yourself to believe that it works. No matter how much of a quack your product is if you get enough people to try it out you’ll eventually stumble upon people who say it works or who love it.
And if that doesn’t happen you can always pay people to give a positive review.
A healthy diet and regular exercise are a time-tested way to get more balance and energy in your life, and over time they will increase your endurance. All of the pseudoscience involved with the iRenew just complicates the matter. Stick with the tried and true methods towards better health and well-being and leave the gadgets alone.