Ab toning belts like the Contour Abs are a very popular way of keeping your abs in shape without doing thousands of crunches or sit-ups.
While earlier versions of ab belts were not always that effective, the latest versions of Electronic Muscle Stimulation devices have been cleared by the FDA for firming, strengthening and toning the ab muscles.
What is the best ab belt? The Flex Belt or the Contour Abs? Does the Contour Abs really work?
We put both to the test side by side in a direct comparison to show you which has the highest quality and the best features.
The Contour Belt has to be the perfect choice after all those great looking TV infomercials, right? Before you buy an ab belt better read on and find out which is the best!
|The Flex Belt||The Contour Abs|
|Are the claimed results backed up with scientifically proven clinical trials and research?||Yes||No|
|Rechargeable battery?||Yes, Flex Belt has a rechargeable power pack||No, needs 4 x AAA size batteries|
|Can I order from outside the USA?||Yes, Flex Belt ships worldwide||No, Contour Abs ships only inside the USA|
|Is it FDA cleared?||Yes||Yes|
|How long is the warranty?||2 Years||1 Year|
|Money back?||60 days||30 days|
|Bonus or free gifts?||Yes, a free 1 year subscription to Fitness or Maxim magazine worth $50+||Yes, DVD exercise guide – unknown value|
|Endorsements from sports stars?||Yes, hall of famer Jerry Rice among others||No|
|How much does it cost?||$199.99||$199.80 + $14.95 ‘trial fee’|
|Where to buy?||www.theflexbelt.com||www.thecontour.tv|
If you take your health seriously then I it’s obvious from the comparison table, that the Flex Belt should be your choice given the benefits in quality and features.
The Contour Abs is also a good product, and it’s very popular due to the TV commercials but it feels to be of lesser quality and poor value for money compared to the Flex Belt. There are also some complaints on the internet about the Contour belt, with reports of slow shipping times and poor customer service.
Overall, we recommend the Flex Belt! Visit the official Flex Belt site and read the interesting results of their third party clinical trials.
Please find below the detailed ab belt reviews:
Contour Abs Review
Contour Abs (a.k.a. Ab Contour, Contour belt or Contour Core Sculpting System) is available on a ‘free trial’ for $14.95, plus four monthly recurring payments of $49.95, but doesn’t offer the performance or ease of operation and quality of construction of the Flexbelt.
Since the price is nearly the same as the Flex Belt, the Flexbelt is obviously much better value for your money than the Contour Abs. Check out the comparison table above to see how the features compare. There is only a 1 year warranty and only a 30 day money back guarantee offered, which is of slight concern given that this ab belt is the same price as the Flexbelt.
Flex Belt Review
The Flexbelt is the most up to date ab toning belt you can buy. It’s also known as Slendertone System Abs because it’s officially the next generation of the Slendertone Flex. For $199.99, you get the Flexbelt abdominal toning belt, the rechargeable battery pack, three gel pads, an extension for larger waists, a carrying case and a user’s manual.
The Flexbelt offers a full 60-day money back guarantee and a 2 year warranty – this alone shows that the manufacturer is very confident in their product, which is always a good sign.