The Flex Mini® vs. uKimono

The uKimono is a product designed and sold by Asian manufacturer and retailer OSIM. OSIM developed uKimono to function as a means to promote fat burning, reduce fluid retention, increase metabolic rates, and relieve muscle aches in localized areas. The uKimono is a belt-like apparatus that can be worn around the waist, on the upper legs, on the buttocks, and elsewhere. The device’s so called Osimotion and double kneading technologies basically massage these areas in an effort to break down fat tissue and promote slimness. The retailer points out that this must be accompanied by healthy eating habits. We should mention that the belt is noticeable apparatus that does not appear to fit discreetly underneath clothing.

OSIM sells the uKimono directly to customers throughout the world via their official website. They charge $268.00 USD for the device, which comes in different colors and is backed by a one year limited warranty. We saw no mention of any bonus materials that might come with the uKimono nor did we locate any details about a satisfaction guarantee. Shipping to American customers and most other international customers will be about $22.

 The Flex MIniuKimono
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$268 plus approximately $22 for shipping and handling to North American customers.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.NO. This apparatus does not appear to require assembly.
Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?YES there was a very comprehensive clinical study conducted. The results showed that 100% of users said it worked in some way. 92% said it was easy to fit into their daily return. 90% were more toned and firmed.We saw no mention of any published 3rd party studies regarding the effectiveness of the uKimono.
Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Mini unique.Yes – the Flex Mini is the first and currently the only of its kind to be cleared by the FDA for Toning, Tightening and Lifting the Butt and Backs of the Thighs.NO. But FDA clearance is not required for this kind of apparatus.
Do you need exercise while using it?NO. You put the FLEX MINI on, turn it on, and it does all the work for you using electronic muscle stimulation to perfectly contract and work all the muscles in your butt and backs of the thighs.NO. The uKimono is a passive device.
Do you need to focus on your form?No you don’t need to even think about form. The FLEX MINI keeps track of the intensity and duration of the concentrated muscle contractions for you.NO. The apparatus does the work.
When can you use it?You can get a concentrated rear end workout while you are doing your make-up, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework...virtually anywhere and anytime.Just about any time that you feel comfortable wearing the uKimono.
Can you tone other parts of the body?YES, you can add accessories to your order that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. There is one for the stomach and another for the arms. These accessories are individually FDA Cleared for toning, strengthening, and firming their specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.YES. The uKimono can be used in the abdomen, buttocks, and upper legs, as well as other regions.
Is it portable? How big is it?YES, is it very portable. It is about the size of a pair of shorts. It comes with a free travel pouch and weighs less than one poundYES. It is relatively small.
Is it discreet?YES, the Mini is very fitted to the buttocks and back of the thighs and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.NO. It seems as though it would be tough to hide the fact that one is using the uKimono.
Does it require hard work or motivation?NO, you do not need to exercise or break a sweat during a toning session. You don’t need to find time for the gym and it requires no energy to give your entire rear end a very concentrated workout.NO. Again, this is a passive device.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.It is not specified whether this device uses batteries.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.None specified
What is the "Product Warranty" period?If there is any problem with your Flex Mini it can be exchanged for a new unit for a full Two Years from your original purchase date.One year limited
Do they ship internationally?YES. The FLEX Mini is currently shipped to over 100 countries. Check our order page for a list of all the countries we ship to.YES.
Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?YES: (800) 222-7154. Our friendly customer service staff is available to help you between 9am – 6pm MST.NO
Is there bonus material with your order?YES! Your Flex Mini Order Comes with a full 1-Year subscription presented by our sponsors to either Fitness or Elle magazines (A Retail Value of $50!).None specified
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.One to three weeks.