Joy oh joy! Recently, I was given the opportunity by OSIM to review one of their slimming products called uKimono, basically a next-generation slimming belt with amazing features that help to break down fatty tissues in the tummy, butt and thighs as well as creating a perfectly trimmed body when combined with an effective diet plan. As a food blogger, I almost never say no to food (although I do exercise control) so eventually, the inches started crawling to all the hideous parts of my body – the thighs, arms and worst of all, tummy! You may not notice it (yet) but my pants are not fitting me as well as they used to. Ever since I started the culinary journey, there was no turning back (in terms of weight, that is). So, when I had the opportunity to review a revolutionary slimming belt, I immediately jumped to it.
But before that, it should be noted that this is in fact, a product review and not an advertorial. I am personally very keen on trying this product but I still have my doubts on whether it works or not. Therefore, the people from Osim are loaning the items for me for a couple of weeks, while I follow their instructions and record my measurements on the ‘report card’ provided. At the end of 2-3 weeks, we will all see whether uKimono can really make us lose inches. I promise you, I will be transparent and I won’t modify the results.
Osim uKimono in a box
uKimono mini for the arms, uKimono for the other parts of the body
Unboxing the uKimono revealed a rather heavy slimming belt which is padded with a soft surface, AC adaptor, a control panel as well as a carrying case.
What’s inside the box
Bright red uKimono slimming belt
When I tried to hold it using one hand, I could feel how heavy it was! It was perhaps, around 4-5kg? That’s my guess! Anyway, the weight proved to be useful later on for it gave the massages a little bit more momentum and force – break the fats!
A heavy bundle
Operating the uKimono is quite a breeze with the control in hand. One could use it to slim the butt, tummy or thigh area, or just to massage the lumbar area.
The remote control
uKimono mini for the arms
Look at the ‘report card’ that I had to fill in! The instructions were pretty simple – I had to do it twice a day for 15 minutes each and subsequently measure the tummy area before recording it on this paper.
The ‘report card’
I know, some disillusioned people might still think that I’m too skinny and I don’t need this, so to make things fun, I’m asking Saucer to join the experiment with me! 🙂 Fair enough? Just to get things started, let us see the measurement for his tummy before he started using the belt. It looks like 39.6inches from the picture below?
Measuring the tummy at 39.6 inches
After that, I helped him to put on the belt and operate the control, which he learnt in no time. There are 3 levels of Massage Strength to be chosen, but he started with Level 2 first.
Massage Strength Level 2
Looks like he’s enjoying it! 🙂
“It feels like being punched, but in a good way”
Of course, I had to try it out too! The “Tummy” program was quite interesting. It started with a few minutes of excessive shaking, followed by some kneading action, and then a bit of punching sensation too. These processes repeat until 15 minutes is up, before automatically stopping.
Trying out the uKimono
There are many other areas that uKimono can be used on, so I tried experimenting on them as well.
Trying to place it around my thighs – it’s heavy!
Fastening the strap
uKimono for thighs
uKimono for the lumbar – this basically just massages the back and has no slimming function
uKimono for the butt
While using uKimono for all the other areas of the body allows me to sit down and relax, the butt area is a bit of a challenge. So instead of standing for 15 minutes, I chose to lie on the bed, face down and let uKimono work its magic on my butt. 🙂
uKimono on the butt
According to the website, uKimono has 4 Auto Massage Programmes Developed by Japanese Shiatsu Massage Expert.
“uKimono helps to break down fatty tissue, enabling the effective and efficient burning of fat.” – Dr. Koto Takayoshi (M.D.) Professor Emeritus, Tsukuba University, Japan.
Whether it’s true or not, we will find out in a couple of weeks. I have named this series “Lose the Inches with OSIM uKimono” so watch out next week to check our report cards. 😉