Welcome! We're happy to see you!


If you are ready to change, Keen provides awareness to help YOU take control. We hope using Keen will help you jumpstart positive behavior change.



Keen is very simple to set up. Please watch this short video to see how its done!



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Here's what's included:

1) Bracelet (Sporty or Stylish)

2) Left, right & blank fastening pegs (Sporty only)

3) USB cable

4) Instruction booklet

5) Love & awareness!


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Plug the USB cable into Keen, and attach the other end to a power source like your computer or an adapter for the wall. The LED blinks while charging and is solid when fully charged

Charge time:  3 hours

Battery life:  1-2 days, depending on use.  

Get in the habit of charging Keen every night!



Download Keen's training & tracking app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by clicking an image below from your phone:


4. Wear Keen


After charging, insert one blank peg and EITHER the L or R peg into the bracelet, depending on which hand you plan to wear Keen on.

These pegs will keep the bracelet fastened snugly and are also a helpful reminder if you are using two bracelets. Always wear each Keen on the same hand you trained it for (it won't work otherwise!).

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Face the button towards your fingers.  Always wear Keen in the same orientation that you trained it (it won't work otherwise!).



Slide the peg side through the safety loop. Make sure your bracelet fits snugly to ensure accurate behavior detection.

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5. Connect and TRAIN: The Key step!

Please watch this quick overview of the in-app training process, the key step in making Keen work for you.

Keen works best if you train it in the same location and body position you want it to work.  

Keen is designed for a repetitive motion at the localized area.  During training, feel around for hair or skin imperfections, or bite your nails for the full 15 seconds.  Keen will record this behavior and look for this motion continuously.

6. ADJUST KEEN using detection settings

If you find Keen is vibrating too often or not enough, you can customize Keen by using the Detection Settings.

If you aren't getting enough detections, increase the setting, and if you are getting too many, lower the setting.  Try the new setting for a day to decide if you need to adjust it further.

A lower detection setting will look very specifically for the motion you performed at the area while training the bracelet.  A higher setting will just look for your bracelet to be in the general area.

Remember, we won't be able to eliminate all false alarms, but most people should be able to find an optimal balance. Even false alarms help you develop awareness of your hand position!


7. Tracking your Behavior: Push Button

Push Keen's button any time you perform your behavior, and the bracelet will give a short acknowledgment vibration confirming it has logged an event.  Visit the Me tab in the app to view your progress over time.  Multiple button presses in the same minute will only show up as one event. 

8. Snoozing your device:  Hold the Button for Two Vibrations

If you are getting false alarms, for example while eating, hold Keen's button for two vibrations (~3 seconds) and release.  You will feel an acknowledgment vibration letting you know Keen has been snoozed.  After it "wakes up", it will send you another acknowledgment vibration.  The default snooze time is 7 minutes and can be changed in your app.  You can also wake it up manually by holding the button for two vibrations and releasing.

9. Training Multiple Areas

 Keen allows you to train up to 4 areas. We suggest you start with one area and get comfortable with how Keen works before adding additional areas. You can manage the areas trained by hitting "Manage Band" in the app and selecting "Add an Area" or swiping left on a trained area to delete.


Keen is helping you become aware of where your hands are. This awareness, plus a willingness to change, gives you the power to take control of the behavior. Once aware that you are doing the behavior, ask yourself:

> Where am I?

> What am I doing?

> How am I feeling?

This understanding helps you identify your triggers and choose the best replacement strategy for that moment. One example is built right into Keen: a Guided Breathing Exercise.  Hold Keen's button for 3 vibrations (~10 seconds), and release.  Keen's light will breathe in and out with you for one minute.  Some other examples you can choose to do on your own are:

If you notice you perform the behavior when bored:

> Go for a quick walk

> Drink some water

> Stretch

If you notice you perform the behavior when tired:

> Sleep!

If you notice you perform the behavior when stressed:

> Practice deep breathing

> Do jumping jacks

Experiment to find what you like!

11.  HELP!  My Keen is not working!

Hard Reset:  If Keen is not working as described in the instruction manual, try resetting it by plugging and unplugging the bracelet from the charger.

Connection Issues:  Before starting, ensure Keen is charged up and close by, and make sure your phone's Bluetooth is on.  Now, force quit the app on your phone (don't just close it).  Plug and unplug the bracelet from the charger.  Open up the app, pull to refresh on the initial screen, and wait up to five seconds to see the bracelet.  

Training Issues:  If training started but does not complete, please email support@habitaware.com.  If you have issues training the bracelet for your behavior, please read the instructions and watch the video in Step 5.

Factory Reset:  If you need to reset the device to its original state, hold Keen's button for 4 vibrations (20 seconds) and release.   

WARNING:This will erase all gesture and event logging information from the bracelet.

Other:  Please email support@habitaware.com and we will respond as quickly as we can!