The Contour Belt Vs The Flex Belt

by Ian on March 24, 2012

Questionably the most popular ab belt on the market is the Contour Belt. They’ve been around for quiet a long time and likely have thousands of customers.

The Contour Ab Belt

The Contour Core Sculpting System is the #1 competitor to The Flex Belt.

It’s logical that people shopping for an ab toning device are going to come across both The Flex Belt and The Contour Abs belt. So what’s the difference?

That’s what this post is all about.

The Contour Abs belt uses the exact same type of technology as The Flex Belt. Electronic Muscle Stimulation, or EMS for short. It’s also FDA approved as a Class II medical device for toning and strengthening abdominal muscles, the same as The Flex Belt.

It also comes with your initial set of Gel Pads (4 with the Contour), 4 AAA batteries, the EMS pack which connects to the belt and several refenerence materials (quick start DVD, diet and exercise guide etc.).

The premise of the device is more or less the same as the Flex Belt, with a few exceptions to the operation.

Contour has 100 intensity levels, as compared to Flex Belt’s 150 intensity levels, and from what I was able to find out during my research the contour belt uses the same program to train your abs during each session, of course you can increase the intensity though.

The Flex Belt

The Flex Belt offers more intensity levels, different workout programs and a rechargeable batter.

The Flex Belt has 10 built in programs which adjust how the EMS trains your abs. This helps support muscle confusion and never allows your abs to get used to the training. Combining this with the additional 50 intensity levels means there’s a greater potential achieve better results using the Flex Belt then the Contour belt. Of course this is not scienftically proven, I’m just comparing the facts I was able to come up with online.

Where The Contour Belt uses AAA batteries, the Flex Belt has a rechargeable battery pack which is part of the wired control device. Also in comparing the EMS control device for the contour to the Flex Belt you can see that the Flex Belt is far easier to move around while wearing as it’s less bulky.

In terms of price these devices are pretty close. If you use either my 25% off Flex Belt Coupon or the 10% off and free shipping coupon you’ll be able to purchase the Flex Belt for a bit less then the Contour. However comparing their retail prices at time of this writing, Flex Belt sells for $199 before discount, as does Contour, but they have a 10% off sale running on their website.

Last but not least, if we compare the guarantee offered by the companies. Contour offers customers 30 days money back, while Flex Belt offers their customers 60 days money back.

So in conclusion, while both belts are similar, there are enough differences in my opinion to want to get The Flex Belt over the Contour belt.

Just to highlight once more what those differences are:

  • Contour takes AAA batteries while The Flex Belt has a rechargeable battery
  • The Flex Belt includes 150 intensity levels and 10 programs to The Contours 100 intensity levels and one program
  • Flex Belt offers their customers a 60 day money back guarantee compared to Contour’s 30 Days
  • Price wise you’ll pay about the same price using one of my exclusive Flex Belt Coupon codes

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