Elvie Kegel Exerciser and Pelvic Floor Exercise Tracker
Elvie EL01-01 is a very innovative exercise tracker for kegel exercises- a pelvic floor toner that has won a few awards for design, innovation, and high technology and is recommended by many health care pros as it is very easy to use, functional, safe, discreet, comfy and compact- the smallest on the market. Elvie Kegel Exerciser is easy to set up and use and turns pelvic floor exercises into fun: You’ll simply put the unit inside with its tail out, connect to the Elvie app wirelessly via Bluetooth and start monitoring your strength and you will get instant live biofeedback as you squeeze each time, it will guide you through your quick five minute kegel workouts to strengthen your pelvic floor.
It is designed to help you regain your bladder (urinary incontinence) control, recover quicker after giving birth or prepare for pregnancy. You can conveniently set targets, monitor your progress by the regular feedback you get from the Elvie tracker and get to your goals quicker. Elvie Tracker is completely waterproof being made of very high-quality medical grade rubber and latex free silicone, is built to last a long time and went through very strict testing before going out in the market. You’ll find six special exercises designed by Oxford Uni and Imperial College experts and physiotherapists so that your pelvic floor gets a proper workout on a daily basis. The app is compatible with iPhones 4s and above and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and above. You will see icons like Hold, Lift, Pulse, Step and Speed and it will tell you in each category if you’re making progress, doing great or doing awesome. You will be building your endurance with Hold and will be challenging your fast-twitch muscles with Speed.
You’ll basically find a built-in personal trainer on the app and you will go from beginner to advanced/expert level pretty quickly if you follow the instructions and perform each activity, as each level requires just ten exercises. If you’re just starting out the first step is Training > Confidence if you wish to build confidence when beginning with the routine, then Beginner > Core Strength for stamina and basic skills, Intermediate > New Skills as exactly the name suggests and the last stage is Advanced > Total Control for more difficult workout with control exercises and precision. All you need is five minutes each day for whatever your goal may be and you can use it anywhere and anytime due to the compact size and ease of use. It was featured in publications like Marie Claire and Vogue many times and received four awards including the Red Dot Design Award 2016, Innovator of the Year 2016 FDM Tech Awards.
In the package, you will get the carry case that doubles up as a charger, a micro USB charging cable, exercise DVD and nutritional guide. The only negative we can see is the high price but for such an innovative, unique, useful, discreet and easy to use the product, we see it as good value if you have the budget for it. You may spend much less on other products but they will not help as much to your weak pelvic floor. It weighs only 6.4 ounces with the measurements of 4.1 x 1.8 x 1.9 inches, works on lithium ion battery (5 volts) that is included in the package and it should last around a month after being charged in approximately in an hour. Healthcare professionals recommend that you drink lots of water and avoid acidic drinks, pee regularly, do your pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles and you will be in better control of things- you won’t pee yourself each time you sneeze or cough. It comes with a solid two-year warranty by Elvie and good customer service.