iRenew Bracelet - A Comprehensive Review

The iRenew Bracelet commercial promises to restore your balance and renew your energy, but does it really work? This review will tell you the truth behind the iRenew bracelet.

How the iRenew bracelet supposedly works

On the outside, the iRenew bracelet is a fairly ugly product, so what makes it so special? According to the iRenew commercial and official website, the bracelet works by sending electrical waves at ‘natural frequencies’ that your body ‘positively responds to.’ They claim to renew your balance, strength, energy, overall health, increase mental and physical performance, and reinforce ‘natural immunity to stress’ and enhance a sense of well-being. It looks like the folks who make this bracelet are promising anything and everything they could think of.

The harsh reality

Does this $20 bracelet sound too good to be true? We thought so. The fact of the matter is that there have been no scientific studies which link radio frequencies of any kind to a ‘positive effect’ in humans. Period. In fact, radio frequencies in most spectrums have no measurable effect on human health at all. We’re surrounded by radio waves every day, including radio stations, wireless mice and keyboards, wireless network cards, cell phones, over the air HD television channels, background radiation, etc. So right away we know there is no scientific basis for how this product could actually work. Even if there was a magical ‘natural frequency’ that the body responds too, I find it incredibly hard to believe that such a small bracelet would ever have enough power (and I’m not talking about magical power, I’m talking about electrical power) to make any noticeable effect o human health.

Scam, or well intentioned company?

For years, I have been fascinated with scams and have studied many of them. The iRenew bracelet falls squarely into the pseudoscience fraud category. This is where the designers of the product are well aware that their claims are bogus, but they don’t care. The commercial throws in words like ‘biofield’ and ‘frequencies’ in an attempt to dupe television viewers into buying their hoax. They’re scam artists, and their goal is to take your money. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that their bracelets don’t even send out any frequency of any kind. Fortunately, I do not send my money to scam artists to find out. However, I do hold a BSE and MSE, both in electrical engineering, so if someone would like to donate a bracelet, I’d be happy to dissect it, measure any electrical signal, and post the results online.

But it worked in the commercial!

What? The test where the host of the commercial pulls people backwards and they lose their balance? This is purely a placebo effect. Don’t believe me? The results in the commercial are remarkably similar to this video. Should you decide to watch the full video, you will immediately see why it worked in the demonstrations on the commercial, and why it is strictly a placebo effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_MzP2MZaOo

The Verdict

The iRenew bracelet product is obviously a scam. There is no scientific basis behind the product; the demonstrations in the commercial are successful because of the placebo effect. The commercial tries to tell you how their product is a good deal because athletes have spent thousands of dollars for the same ‘technology.’ Notice how they didn’t mention any names. And even if they did, it doesn’t matter. Athletes aren’t typically known for academic knowledge. Stay away from iRenew. It won’t hurt you, but it certainly won’t help you either.

Posted under Avoiding Scams, Technology

This post was written by admin on July 6, 2010

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