I was so excited when I found out that I'd be receiving Slendertone through the post to review. It's a product that I've always wanted to try out to see whether this is something that actually works or whether it's just a fad and a money-making scheme to trick customers into thinking they can get six pack abs without moving from the couch.
Therefore I've decided that for a month, I will not do any ab based exercises and use the Slendertone on it's own to see if it make a considerable difference. I shall take care to monitor my eating habits (so that means no overeating or divulging in excess amounts of alcohol - dang it).
The Slendertone package came in a brand packaged bag and I was surprised at just how much it contained. The Slendertone belt is made out of a thick, stretchy material that's unisex and fits waist sizes between 24"-42". Note that this is probably it's first flaw because it's not going to fit around anyone who has a waist bigger than 42".
The Slendertone belt has three main points of contact with the skin and these are covered with a sticky/cold gel pad that fuses to the skin. I'll be doing a fortnightly post to show you updates and to also explain this in more detail.
Slendertone is not lacking in information, either on it's website or in the hand guide book that comes with the belt. It gives plenty of warnings before use such as not using it if you have any of the following:
- You have an electronic implant (eg. cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator) or suffer from any other heart problem
- You are pregnant
- You suffer from cancer, epilepsy or are under medical supervision for cognitive dysfunction
- You are connected to high-frequency surgical equipment
Part of the belt has an electronic device that is bluetooth enabled and connects to your phone via a downloadable app. After registering your phone to the app and connecting the device, you can adjust the intensity and view your progress all from your phone. Alternatively you can just control it by pushing the buttons on the device attached to the belt.
Slendertone provided me with a storage bag for my belt and two lots of gel pads for when they need replacing. The gel pads last for 20-30 sessions of 30 minutes or 4-6 weeks of use so 1-2 packs will be enough for testing this product out. The weirdest thing that I received though was a branded selfie stick. Now that selfie sticks are going out of fashion, I don't think I'd be using this but it's something extra I suppose!
Make sure you keep an eye out to see the results of Slendertone and my thoughts on the product itself. Slendertone offers a range of toning devices for not just the waist but for the whole body, including bums, arms and even the face?! The products range in price from around £89.00 to £200.00. This waist package is £149.99.
Have you used Slendertone before? Did it work for you? If not, do you think something like this will work? Let me know in the comments below.
Disclaimer - I was gifted this product in return for my own honest opinion.
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