I already have a perfect bum, everyone knows that, but for the rest of you out there this new little device from Ansharinc may be just what you need to keep your own in shape or help exchange it for a new one.
The device arrived simply but attractively packaged and resembling more a high tech gadget than an exercise device. In many ways that is what it is as it aims to simplify and rationalise muscle toning through the application of smart new technologies. Of course, electrically stimulated muscle toners have been around for quite a while but this is one of the first I have seen of this type and at such a low price.
In the colourfull display box were the lower back gel pad holder, the controller and a large, well printed but poorly translated read User Guide. I attach a scan of it to my unboxing video. Don’t throw the box away, as no storage bag is provided and you will need to keep the device somewhere and keep the gel pads moist when not using it. Build quality is not premium but is fine for the price and nothing looks likely to fail anytime soon.
The way this device works is simple enough and very similar to that of TENS machines widely used for pain relief and other medical therapies. With the controller clipped in place the device is attached to the skin and the two electrode pads it contains cause the muscles beneath to alternately contract and relax in predetermined patterns set by the controller unit. This tightens and firms the muscles to give a firmer and more clearly defined profile to the buttocks and lower back.
Using the device is simple enough. Fit the gel pads to the body, pushing down carefully and holding in place for a second or so if necessary. Make sure the skin is dry, clean and sweat free first. Take care the pads are applied correctly as failure to do so can be painful when the device is turned on. Remember to replace the peel-off cover to the gel pads after use to keep it sticky. After multiple uses, the pads may dry out and lose their stickiness and conductivity but gel pad fluid can be easily and cheaply obtained online as can replacement pads.
Turn the unit on by pushing and briefly holding the Power/Increase button in the middle of the controller and the LED will turn on. It begins at intensity level zero and the level can be adjusted from one to ten using the Power/Increase and Off/Decrease and minus buttons. The device will scroll automatically through six exercise modes automatically or users can select the desired mode using the PROGRAM button and this will take around twelve minutes in total to complete. The LED display shows the currently active mode. The device will then switch off. To turn off before then long press the Power/Increase button.
It is important to remove the gel pad slowly and carefully, pulling it off roughly may damage the delicate pad. Wipe the pad with a dry cloth and then replace the plastic protecting film. You may need to moisten it again before the next use.
It takes a bit of getting used to at first. It can be quite uncomfortable if not actually painful at first if the device is turned up too high. It is best to start at the lowest level and to work your way up over time. It goes without saying that this device will only work in conjunction with a healthy diet and at least moderate whole body exercise. This device can only be looked at as being part of an overall fitness regime.
I have not had the device long enough to test its effectiveness. I have a glamorous friend with a pert posterior better even than mine and I will ask her if she can test the device over a longer period. I will update the review if she has anything unusual to report.
With a current Amazon price of £11.99, this device is certainly well priced and although this reflected in the build quality and lack of accessories nevertheless you have all you need to give EMS training a try. Anyway, a good bum is a jewel beyond price.
Easy to use
Uses Standard AAA Batteries
No electrical gel needed
Ten intensity levels
No Storage Bag
Needs delicate handling and storage
Gel pads need replacing or renewing periodically
Poorly Translated User Guide