Product - Slendertone Connect Abs
Summary - A padded system delivering electronic pulses to strengthen and tone your abs.
Price - £179.99
Website Link - www.slendertone.com/connect
World's First from Slendertone
So I thought I'd give the sender a call to see what was available. On the other side of the phone was a lovely lady who told me about the latest Slendertone product: Slendertone Conenct Abs. She also mentioned the opportunity to give the product a test-run, which of course we couldn't say no to!
Here's the initial press release statement:
Introducing a ground-breaking revolution in muscle toning, Slendertone unveils its most powerful, interactive and advanced toning device in history: Slendertone Connect Abs, the world's first and only toning belt to be controlled and monitored via an app.
Slendertone Connect Abs is a virtual trainer that supports and motivates users on their fitness journey. Enhanced functionality delivers a superior user experience from motivational tools to a wealth of healthy and lifestyle content, helping users to achieve their fitness goals, boost confidence and ultimately become stronger, firmer and fitter.
Using Apple's built-in Bluetooth Smart software to effortlessly sync with the free connect coaching app *, Slendertone Connect Abs allows you to easily control your workout and adjust the intensity of your toning sessions.
The Connect app offers five motivational toning programmes that cater to specific toning goals and compliment your existing health and fitness regime. Each program includes weekly targets and challenges to help you maximise your results:
Post Natal a gentle program for mums to tone up from 6-weeks after pregnancy
Essential Toning the flagship program to strengthen the core through a deep abdominal muscle workout
Fitness an advanced toning program to strengthen the core
Upcoming Event a challenging program to get you toned and confident for any special occasion
Advanced Toning the most intense program for the most advanced toners
As your virtual trainer, Connect helps you work towards your personalised toning goals by tracking progress and keeping you motivated with personal toning reports, helpful guides, notifications and toning alerts to ensure you'll never miss a session. Plus, users can create before and after selfies within their profile to further keep track of their progress.
For additional inspiration, each week Connect calculates your personal F.I.T. score according to Frequency of sessions per week, Intensity of stimulation level and Toning power based on difficulty.
*Compatible with iPhone 4S upwards and iPad 4th generation upwards.
- keep track of your progress
- benchmark against other users
- access step-by-step exercise regimes
- access expert nutritional advice
- access toning inspirations
- & much more
The online content will apparently be updated frequently and will be targeted to each user according to their lifestyle and selected toning program.
How it works / Does it work?
It's stated that 30 minutes of using Slendertone Connect is the equivalent of 202 sit-ups. The Slendertone Connect Abs belt comes with a removable controller that clips easily into place and includes 3 adhesive gel pads which sit on the body.
As anecdotal evidence, it's been reported that both Bruce Lee and Usain Bolt have used EMS technology, so it's highly unlikely to be detrimental at least!
With regards to it's effectiveness, here at 1 Hour Athlete we can't really say... yet.
Having never tried the product or any of the Slendertone range before, I'm still quite skeptical as to how effective the products are - can you really tone up and strengthen your ab muscles with electrical impulses?
Naturally, if you're looking to really pack on some muscle, you need to be following these 3 essential rules.
However, Slendertone are keen for us to create a completely independent review of the new Slendertone Connect Abs belt.
There is also a disclaimer on the box that the product should be used alongside a healthy diet, so don't stop eating your fish and vegetables just yet!
We'll start using the product in the next couple of weeks to see the results - watch this space!