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Contour Ab Belt Review - Does This Waistline Slimmer Work? Are cost and negative customer service deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 2.9 / 5.0

contour-ab-belt-product-imageThere are people talking about Contour Ab Belt, so we concentrated on ingredients, side effects, clinical backing and customer service. We delved into hundreds of dieter reviews and comments. We then summarized and condensed to give you the info you need.

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What You Need to Know

Contour Ab Belt is a waistline slimming product consisting of a belt and gel pads. Dieters can wear it for 30-minute sessions and it supposedly assists in weight-loss. A positive is that you can wear it with discretion. However, it has a considerably low rating of 1.0 on Amazon.

The product, introduced in 2008 by Teksmart Fitness, can be worn anywhere, a nice option. It is available to purchase on the official website. We do like the money-back guarantee and  there are some positive customer comments, but read on…

Cost – It’s that Expensive?

The first concern we had was the Contour Ab Belt cost. “Some dieters look for miracle products that produce immediate results and they’re willing to invest any amount of money for it,” says our Research Editor. “Contour Ab Belt is not a magic abdominal machine and when you look at the cost, you could easily join a fitness club.”

“The real cost was $215.00 and that it would take 30 days to get here,” said one customer.

“When everything was submitted, it said my total was $199.80,” commented a dieter.

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Customer Support – Hello??

According to several reviews, the customer service department isn’t helpful. “I was on hold for 45 minutes before I got to speak with someone… all she kept saying was that my money was not refundable,” said a dieter.

“The client support is awful and that I wouldn’t suggest the product for anybody,” reported a user.

“I asked to speak to a manager or get the number of a land line where I could speak to someone without being disconnected I was transferred to a message machine.  Needless to say, this company ended totally ripping off a disabled person who needed a device like this one to exercise,” said a customer.

Our research shows that any particular part of a product deemed troublesome, like an unsupportive customer service team, could impede long-term success. If Contour Ab Belt doesn’t provide excellent care, that’s not good.

The Science

According to the official website, the Contour Ab Belt is “Food and Drug Administration cleared for strengthening and toning abdominal muscles”, but we can’t recommend it because the FDA simply tests the product. There are no scientific studies supporting weight-loss claims. At DietSpotlight, locating clinical research is critical. If there are no studies, dieter’s may not try it out.

The Bottom Line

After taking an in-depth look at Contour Ab Belt, we’ve reached a decision. The positives include a few favorable comments money-back guarantee, but we can’t recommend it because the weight-loss claims are not supported by published clinical research. The FDA clearance isn’t the same thing as proof. Also, the product is expensive and the customer service isn’t helpful.

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(Feel free to scroll below for our previously published full-length Contour Ab Belt Review)

Previous Contour Ab Belt Review (Updated April 25, 2014):

What You Should Know

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Unlike many product that we look at, the Contour Ab Belt is a device designed to specifically target a user’s abs. The Contour Ab Belt claims to operate as a “core sculpting system” that will help tone and define a user’s abs without any crunches or other traditional ab-related workout routines. The Contour Ab Belt is primarily advertised and sold via infomercials that run on television and also on YouTube.


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Product Features

The basic principal seems to be that the belt wraps around the user’s mid-section and sends electric pulses that cause the muscles to contract. It appears that the manufacturers claim that this would have the same effects on the abs as sit-ups or crunches would. A little more research into the Contour Ab Belt actually yielded some pretty interesting theories on how effective this would be. It seems that the consensus within the medical community, regarding both the Contour product and other weight loss devices based on electronic stimulation, is that they will not burn fat around the mid-section, but they might help with definition. So if you already have ab muscles, these could help you get a sculpted six-pack instead of just a flat stomach, but if you’re trying to deflate a fat tire then the Contour Ab Belt doesn’t have much to offer you.

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  • May help define existing abdominal muscles.
  • Some users report effectively using the Contour Ab Belt as a back massager, but this is not the endorsed form of usage for this product.


Although it is advertised to a very broad section of the weight loss market, it seems as if the Contour Ab Belt is actually only a viable choice for those who are already in good shape. Scientifically, it is not possible to actually burn calories with this device, but it could conceivably contract existing muscles enough to bring out more definition in a user’s physique. The average dieter may want to consider this as an interesting addition to their fitness regimen.
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76 User Reviews About Contour Ab Belt

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  • 1

    I need more jell pads for my contour belt (the old and original one) and I cannot find anyone who sells them. I called the customer service number on line and that number is disconnected. I contacted the company and all they can do is sell me a new belt. I do not need a new belt. Help if anyone knows. Thanks!


    Rich (Editor)

    Hi, Lee. It may be that the product parts are out of production, especially considering the line is disconnected.


  • 2

    The Contour Belt personnel is heartless.I spoke with the supervisor and it was not any different. They do not work with customers. They could care less that they don’t have gel pads for 3 months. Too bad for the customer if you cannot use it. All they care about is that you cannot return anymore because it is beyond 30 days. Who cares they got your money and you are screwed.


  • 3

    My contour an belt stopped pulsating


  • 4

    Do I have to remove the gel pads from the belt after using it


  • 5

    I have the first contour belt and its been 8-10 years later and works great need new pads now do the new pads work on the old one without issues?? thanks


    Your Name

    Did you ever receive a reply?


  • 6

    Does contour ab help menstrual cramps


    Your Name

    NO!!! and do not use while on your cycle. it actually makes them worse. it tells you not to use while on your cycle, but I decided I wanted to try it because I have horrible cramps, and they were right. don’t use it while on your period. haha.


  • 7

    How do you get to the battery box?


    Jennifer Maples

    Hi, you have to remove the belt clip on the back to get to the battery pack. There may be a tab to lift up on your belt clip to slide it off.


  • 8

    Can I just put the belt on and start it or do I Need some kind of ointment so I do not get shocked



    They said use a spray bottle to mist your tummy before using it


  • 9

    can you use the flex belt whal on your menstrual if not why? When i used the belt for the 5th time i had to take it off it was irritating me and the tingling feeling kinda hurt this time n felt sharp prickly!! Does anyone know why that was, i haven’t used it again since then


  • 10

    What if a person has a colostomy bag? The stoma is in the area. Will it hurt the stoma?


  • 11
    Laura Rich

    My Contour Ab Belt works fine for me as far as helping with my stomach size. I did loose inches using this product. However, I ordered new pads and now I have a problem with the new pads. The pads that came with my original order were made in America and the new pads are made in Korea.I am getting burned with the new pads. My skin feels as if it is getting electrical shocks and I have round blisters where the pads are placed. Just wondering what is up with the new pads. Can I get pads made in the USA?


  • 12

    Love the machine however, the inability for the company to correct the gel pad production problem is unacceptable. I have been waiting for over 2 months and it seems there is no end in sight. I does amaze/disgust me that they are still selling to new customers. This means that while the current customers are left hanging without gel pads for out machines the company is reserving enough gel pads to accomodate new orders. I would say anyone who is going to buy the system wait til they fix the gel pad production problem. Otherwise like the rest of us you will soon have a machine colleting dust while they continue to strive for new sales with zero customer support.


  • 13

    I Love my Belt. I’ve had it since it came out and its very effective when used properly. You will see results according to your body type and how long you use it.


  • 14

    my belt shuts off if you try to set the tension past 17?


  • 15

    Works great unless yours turns out to be faulty and the intensity level rockets to its highest intensity without warning, then it feels like you are being electrocuded. Seriously thought about suing.


  • 16

    I would like to know if the contour belt works for the “mothers apron” I had my son in January and during the prgnancy i went from 110 to 173 , I am now at 118 all of my baby wait is gone and i have tried excersises for the last several monther , my sid have slimmed down but theres this flab I cant get rid of , will the conour belt help?


  • 17
    Bernadette Stoll

    I figured out how to get the battery cover off, you need to push the tab with a knife. Why don’t you put that on the web anywhere?


  • 18
    Bernadette Stoll

    I am only complaining about the battery plate, get an easier one. It does not come off without a struggle. I’m trying a leather glove. Annoying!!!


  • 19
    Bernadette Stoll

    I got the clip off and now it comes right off, but you hopefully have made it easier to slip the battery plate off because I can’t get it off. Will try a leather glove. Annoying!!!


  • 20

    I’m a physician, didn’t think this would work. There is no way I could do enough situps to get the results I do with the Contour belt. I feel it for 2 days after using. It’s embarassing, but I recommend it!


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  • 22

    Okay, I had the Contour belt for about 9 years now. I love it! I am not chubby nor skinny, I think I’m average. I really must say, it works! When I used it everyday faithfully it was amazing! To answer the question above; yes, it does tingle at times. That’s because your gel pads are not sticky enough. Either change them or apply a dab of water then cover your gel pads and use them the next day. That usually works for me. Anway, I just purchased the flex belt. I really don’t know if I like it much. To me, there isn’t enough stimulation as the Contour. And their customer service really sucks! I am still not even a month into my owning of the flex belt so I still have time to return it if I do. I still don’t know if I should even re-order the Contour. Overall, the Contour belt works!


  • 23

    What is it suppose to do, I put it together as per instructions. It does nothing but lay there no pulses no nothing. I think I wasted money.


  • 24

    I want to buy yhis product but I want someone to give it to me straight. DOES IT WORK? I know I have to eat right and still do some cardio. I had back surgery a year ago and recently hurt it again and I know part of the reason for the back pain is that my core has not been properly worked out in forever due to the injury. Please, someone with insight, tell me if the $200 is going to get rid of this PAIN! in due time of course…


  • 25

    can you use the contour belt and do excercise at the same time



    I plan to. It’s will probably work better if you do.


  • 26

    Instead of wasting your hard earned money on this junk, take that money and get a gym membership and buy some jack3d to help you get motivated if need be. This product represents everything that’s wrong with this country. Nobody wants to work for anything anymore! C’mon people!



    Not necessarily. I’m going to be using it while I’m working out or walking. It only works to enhance, not to solve all your weight problems. I know the ad portrays it diffetently, but I do have a brain and know better.


    Your Name

    ive been using the belt for a couple of months already and it doesn’t even work


    Your Name

    I used the product on day 1 high intensity workout and I saw quick results. Doesn’t burn fat but I did see a difference in my 6 pack. I think it’s just for toning.


  • 27

    Working on day 4 with the contour..I’m concerned im not using it properly.. wish the video would have shown a workout of some sort.. I’m doing level 4’s 60hz.. is that too much for a beginner?


  • 28
    vonda williamson

    lousey mailing system, package never get to you it is very aggravating trying to track down your mail between two mailing companies. dumb way to business I cancelled my order I am done.


  • 29

    I have a question and someone plz get back to this asap, bc i c most of everyone on here has not b on n years or months. I have love handles but who now a days in 2011 dont have them. But i also have a roll on my back below my braw strap. Will that work that out and help me loose it because on all the commercials they use it on the bottom of there stomachs please someone write back asap



    It doesn’t reduce any rolls or love handles… no toning exercise alone can. All the fat loss you must do with diet or cardio. Toning for women is best done after we have reduced our body fat.


  • 30
    ronald parker


    this message is for contour. I just submitted an order for your trial period offer of $14.99.

    But, when everything was submitted, it said me total was $199.80. so, when this arrives, it most certainly will be refused. I should have known better. Walmart has almost the same thing. But, it least they are honest and ethical.





  • 31
    Bob Lewis

    I previously had written about the relief I received from the back pack for my degenrative disc disease but not sure it was delivered. I do have one question. I have been using the belt for about two months. The first month it worked perfectly. Since I can only feel the stimulation in one side of the ab belt and it is very weak on the back. New batteries, making sure all connections are properly connected but nothing seems to help. I had worked my way to the 2nd level at about 60ab/80 back but not have to put it on the highest level and still don’t get very much stimulation. What could be wrong with the belt. It was good for my back but for only a month and now it is not working correctly enough to even use it. I need answers and help



    you need new gel pads. mine did the same thing.



    My friend has never replaced the pads one time and has put over 7,000 minutes (330+ uses) on his Contour belt. All you have to do if you don’t have the money or want to be ripped off is get a spray bottle with water and mist the pads pretty well and or your stomach before you put it on and I’ve never felt issues when I used it. Contracts your muscles like a s.o.b, the less fat you have the harder it hits you, so the lower you can keep the percentage and the batteries will last forever. There is 5 different settings or so, so it’s not all one type of EMP, you can do different stimulation work outs, some are one thick charge followed by a small burst and continue on or you get what is like a jack hammer of repetition in an endurance sort of setting and I find that my favorite, it feels like I’m doing crunches at the speed of light. The best combination for someone who doesn’t want to do much other exercise or whatever your reasoning, is simple cardio work outs like running, biking, tread mill, elliptical or continuous jumping jacks to keep your heart rate pumping.



    Thanks man, this was very helpful.i thought my belt was going out on me, then I tried what you said, uts like the belt is brand new again. I now moisten the pads prior to use.

    Washboard abs…LETS GET IT!!!

  • 32

    i want to get a belt..
    but i’m stuck between contour and flex belt.
    I read online that some people thinks contour is a scam and it doesn’t work. while flex is supposed to be better. what should i do?



    Get the flex belt it works much better much better my brother has the contour belt and I have more defined abs than he has even though we both started at the same time and same weight and size.He also plans on getting a flex belt


  • 33
    jennifer johnson

    what do you do when the heat goes out of your contourbelt


  • 34
    joyce smith=oguynn

    how many times a day can i use the core belt/ and how long will it take me to see results


  • 35
    A. Debban

    I ordered the belt and just wasn’t using it enough to get any results. I shipped it back using all of their requirements within the 30 day time period. I checked my credit card and they had already charged it. I went to the post office to verify it had been delivered and found out it was received a week ago. I called to get it taken care of and the person I talked to was very rude. They need to offer customer service to their employees. Watch out if you return the belt because they are not as helpful as when you order it and they may charge you for it.


  • 36

    I’ve had the ab contour belt for 4 days, I got the belt because I had back surgery in Jan and have no core strength. I can really feel it working all my core muscles, even on my sides, where we all know its hard to work those obliques!!! I think this is a great product – it may be the “lazy way” but the hell with it! If it works, use it!!!


  • 37

    I’m 17. When I used it everyday at least twice for a month it provided great results. I stopped for like a week and my body lost it’s shape and I saw everything faulter. It works, had mine for over a year. Mother got it for me. It’s good. I love the burning sensation that it gives while it works the muscles.


  • 38
    Erin Forbes

    ive been looking into the contour belt and it seems like it actually works but i dont think im toned enough already for it to work as effetively as i want it. How fit do you have to be for it to benefit you?



    Not to tone… Not too much flabby on ur stomach


  • 39

    Ihave had the contour belt 4 saturday the 1st of may and I use it twice a day I am alittle chubby but I can still feel a diffrence stomach already feels tighter I push myself and put it to were I feel alittle discomfort but can still handle it. IT DOES WK if you are really dedicated


  • 40

    I bought two contour belts, one for me and one for my mom. I used it for about two weeks and then have not used it since this past August. I think my mom only tried it a couple of times and then quit. I wish I would have saved my money


    Mike Kamalo

    Would you like to sell yours and mom’s?


  • 41

    Does it work


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  • 43
    william lewis

    how do you install new batteries



    How Do You Change The Batteries?


  • 44
    william lewis

    my contour belt has quit working haven’t had it a year yet. What can I do?


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  • 46
    mike jones

    Can a 14 year old have a contour Ab Belt?


    Susan Goldstein

    I don’t know about the Contour Belt, but my daughter found the Flex Belt online. I called in to the belts customer service to ask them if it was ok for a teenager and they said yes. she loves it, btw.


  • 47
    gordon miller

    how do you remove the clip as to replace the batteries?



    It’s pretty hard to get that clip off for battery replacement. You have to be careful not to break the clip, a it’s plastic. You push the little plastic button that releases the clip (from the compartment housing the batters) while simultaneously sliding the clip down with your thumb. I hope this is helpful.


  • 48
    william lewis

    belt doesn’t work



    Beware. I am afraid to use it now since the adjustment level button got stuck and rapidly rocketed to highest level. I had to endure two sets of the highest level before I could remove it. The off button was not working; probably because it was still escalading the level. I ended up ripping it off and it just added insult to injury as it felt like I was ripping my skin off while being electrocuded. Seriously thought about suing the company. I don’t know if I can ever trust it again. I’m afraid to use it now. And I liked the results I was getting but I don’t want to go through that again.



    um next time unplug the wires



    I want to purchase but you say it doesn’t work and I believe you. Thumbs Up or Down and what is the rating from 1 to 5. The flex belt has a 4.5 do you think I should just save my money


  • 49

    i have the contour ab system….its insane… but yes i am already in some type of good shape, and yes the system does’t burn calories, but it builds muscle with the flexing of them, just as any work out. . im at 30% on 90hz….this is my second day having it… i feel and see results already…it is not a scam….but i dont think u will see fast results if your really chubby…i think this is more for people who already lost a ton of weight and need to get rid of the kangaroo pouch! but with all that being said im satisfied with spending 200$ plus extra gel pads on this system! : )



    does it really work?



    You stated, but i dont think u will see fast results if your really chubby. My question to you is: Do you believe that someone like me that needs to tone my abs muscles and lose my belly/abs gut can not benefit with this Contour belt? Since I started walk now 5 miles a day and stated lifting free weights. I am unable to do sit-up since I injured my back several times in the past and I am 56 years old. I have changed my diet to also eat healthier. It may not work fast but then I did not gain this belly fat over night.


  • 50
    robert brown

    will this strenthen me to help support my lower spinal cord to support my lower back.


    Bob Lewis

    I have severe degenerative disc disease. After approximately 2 months use, I can definetly state the back stimulation has helped with the pain and flexibility. It may be my imagination but though my stomach hasn’t been affected. the back relief is worth the money.



    I also have lower disc herniations, with pinch nerves. Physical therapist have suggested to strengthen my abdominal muscles and back muscles. Can you use the belt on the back to?


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