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Slendertone Abdominal Toning Belt Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

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Pros

  • Effective for most users
  • Doesn't take much effort

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Uncomfortable to use
  • Won't help you lose weight
  • Pads need frequent replacing
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Reviewers say there are a couple of drawbacks to the Slendertone. In a test conducted by the British newspaper Daily Mail, a test subject says the Slendertone Abdominal Toning Belt is very uncomfortable to use. We also found several complaints from users who say the product simply doesn't work, as well as grumbles about the steep cost of replacement gel pads (*Est. $30).

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Charlotte Harding,

This British newspaper asks three test subjects to try out three different types of electronic toning equipment, two of them made by Slendertone. One tester finds that the Slendertone Abdominal Toning Belt is very uncomfortable to wear, saying "one thing it did help me do was run more, as any alternative to the belt was preferable!"

Contributors to MoneySavingExpert.com,

Most of the users participating in this thread have good things to say about the Slendertone Abdominal Toning Belt; one owner points out that "you have to do the required sessions for the number of times per week, and the pads do need replacing."

Stephanie Stahl, Sept. 25, 2007

Reporter Stephanie Stahl talks with a local personal trainer who endorses the Slendertone belt. She also talks with physician, who says devices that use electrical stimulation have little benefit, and with a mother who says she experienced some positive results with the belt. Stahl's conclusion: Slendertone might help you lose weight, but so will regular exercise.

Contributors to HSN.com,

Many of the users posting here are pleased with the Slendertone Abdominal Toning Belt, saying this product works best if you don't expect miracles. Others complain about disappointing results, defective units out of the box, or the cost of replacing the gel pads (Est. $30) -- on top of the $150 retail price of the belt itself.

Contributors to Amazon.com,

Most of the three dozen or so owners posting here are pleased with the Slendertone Abdominal Toning Belt, though there are a few complaints about ineffectiveness. One reviewer points out that Slendertone isn't appropriate for folks who are extremely overweight, but may benefit users who are already in fairly good shape and want to strengthen their abs.

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