Vibro Belt™, once known as the Vibro Power Belt, is offered by the Vibro Belt Company, in N.Y., N.Y. and is advertised as a slimming belt which uses high frequency vibrations, heat and massage to accomplish weight loss in just minutes per day. The company states that users will trim, tone and lose weight while performing other activities in the comfort of their homes.
Product pictures show the belt affixed to various body parts as the vibrations are meant to both slim and tone. The belt is sold with an accompanying CD nutritional program and manufacturers state that best results are achieved with both diet and exercise combined. Also provided is a users manuel and a 30 day money back guarantee. Those living outside the U.S. will need to add $20.00 to their order costs. Shipping time is stated as 4 to 6 weeks.
How Does Vibro-Belt™ compare to The Flex Belt?
|The Flex Belt®||Vibro-Belt™|
|How much does it cost?||$199.00 plus $12.95 S&H||$119.96 plus the $14.95 trial plus $9.95 shipping & handling|
|Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?||YES. Multiple Clinical Trials. In a 6-week clinical trial: 100% of the participants reported that their abs felt more toned and firmed & 92.3% felt the firmness of their ab muscles increased.||NO. There are no published 3rd Party Clinical Studies.|
|Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Belt unique.||YES. The makers of The Flex Belt are the first and original to gain FDA Clearance for this type of product.||NO. This does not mean it is unsafe – the clearance was not required.|
|Do you need exercise while using it?||NO||NO|
|When can you use it?||While at home, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, exercising, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework, taking a walk... virtually anywhere and anytime.||SAME|
|Can you tone other parts of the body?||
YES, you can add additional toning units that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. These additional units are individually FDA Cleared to toning, strengthening, and firming these specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.
|Is it portable? How big is it?||YES, comes with free travel pouch and weighs less than one pound||YES|
|Is it discreet?||YES, the belt is very fitted to the stomach and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side of the belt. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.||NO. It is too bulky to wear under clothes|
|Does it require hard work or motivation?||NO, you do not need to exercise during a Flex Belt toning session||NO|
|Does it actually contract your muscles?||YES, contracts and releases all the muscles in the entire stomach area.||NO. It vibrates on top of the skin and does not make the muscles contract and release.|
|Does it require batteries?||No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.||Unknown – not mentioned on website|
|What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?||For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.||30 Days|
|What is the "Product Warranty" period?||Two Years||Unknown – not mentioned on website|
|Do they ship internationally?||YES||YES, additional $19.98 fee plus S&H|
|Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?||YES: (800) 222-7154||YES|
|Is there bonus material with your order?||YES! Your Flex Belt Order Comes with a Free One Year Subscription to either Fitness, Elle or Maxim Magazine (retail value is $50) and 30 Days Access to Our Patent Pending Online Meal Planning Technology (retail value is $50). These generous gifts are special limited time offers presented by our sponsors. A combined value of $100 in bonus materials!||Included nutritional guide and CD. Value unknown.|
|What is the delivery time for domestic orders?||Approximately 1 week||2-6 Weeks|
We feel the strengths of both The Flex Belt & Vibro-Belt™ are evident. Our mission is to help our customers achieve the attractive figure they want and we hope that The Flex Belt and/or Vibro-Belt™ helps you tone, tighten and strengthen your body. This information was provided to help you make an informed decision. Good Luck with whatever product or program you choose.
--The Flex Belt Nutrition Team