What Is Wonder Arms?

Using elastic bands to create varying levels of resistance, Wonder Arms’ unique dynamic resistance movement promises to simultaneously work out your triceps, biceps, shoulders, chest, and back, while burning calories.

The manufacturer claims that Wonder Arms’ padded arms rests can help make your workouts more comfortable, while the smooth gliding motion comfortably strengthens and tones, without joint strain.

And when you’re finished, we’re told that Wonder Arms’ compact design folds for easy storage or travel.

When it comes down to it, though, is Wonder Arms really any kind of breakthrough fitness sensation? Is its dynamic resistance necessarily unique? Will it deliver “amazing, instant” results, regardless of your fitness level?

You have a lot of questions before handing over your money for Wonder Arms, and we’ll help you uncover some answers here.

How Much Does Wonder Arms Cost?

Wonder Arms is priced at $19.99 plus $9.99 S&H, along with a $1 web service fee. With your order, you’ll receive the following bonuses:

  • 3 power resistance bands, suitable for all fitness levels
  • Workout and Nutrition guides

OnTel Products Corporation provides a 60-day money back guarantee on all Wonder Arms purchases, less S&H charges. This mean that by the time you ship the device back to the manufacturer, you could lose almost as much in S&H charges as you’ll receive as a refund.

OnTel’s customer support can be reached at 844-662-7214.

What kinds of results can you realistically expect to achieve for this price? That’s exactly what we’ll help you determine.

The Basics of Getting Fit

If you want to reach your fitness goals, you’ll need to do two things: 1) increase muscle size and/or strength and 2) decrease body fat. Let’s take a closer look at each of these.

How Does the Body Increase Muscle Strength & Mass?

Lifting weights delivers resistance to muscles. With sufficient resistance, microscopic tears are created in the muscle’s fibers, which are then repaired by the body.

Every time this occurs, these collective repairs strengthen the muscle and increase its size; a state known as hypertrophy.

Now, the problem is that, even if you work out regularly and get your muscles shredded, you won’t see them if they’re covered in a layer of fat. Which brings us to the second part of the equation.

Fat Cells Shrink, But Don’t Disappear

Inside your body are specialized cells called adipocytes. When you consume more calories than your body burns as energy (a process known as metabolism)—especially calories derived from fat and sugar—these adipocytes fill with fat.

If you experience this calorie surplus over a long enough period, these fat cells will create deposits around the body, such as the thighs and buttocks for women and the midsection for men.

On the flip side, to shrink these cells, you’ll need to eat fewer calories than your body metabolizes, which will cause it to use the stored energy found in your adipocytes.

The problem, however, is that these fat cells never go away without an invasive procedure like liposuction, so they can easily refill. This is why we tend to regain weight quickly after working so hard to lose it.

With this in mind, will Wonder Arms help you increase muscle size and strength or reduce fat?

How Does Wonder Arms’ Dynamic Resistance Work?

When using resistance to build muscle, there are two types of exercises: isolation, which work out only one muscle group, and compound, which simultaneously work out multiple muscle groups.

In general, machines ensure you’re performing exercises correctly and can help reduce injuries, but they also don’t activate any stabilizing muscles (these stabilize one joint while another joint moves).

How does this relate to Wonder Arms?

Wonder Arms’ “dynamic resistance movement” is simply a fancy way of stating that its bands deliver varying levels of resistance, depending on the one you choose. It’s not much more than marketing.

And while we didn’t test Wonder Arms firsthand, the stabilization it provides (as a machine) seems like it might reduce wear and tear on your joints, but—despite the manufacturer’s claims otherwise—it doesn’t seem likely that it will work out your triceps, biceps, shoulders, chest, and back equally and at the same time.

In fact, if you re-watch the commercial, you’ll notice that the vast majority of users indicate that Wonder Arms primarily worked their triceps.

So yes, if you’re looking to minimize the appearance of your “batwings,” Wonder Arms seems like it could help (with regular use and also adhering to a sensible diet, of course).

But if you’re looking for full-body results, then you’ll almost certainly want to keep looking.

How Does Wonder Arms Compare to Other Arm Training Equipment?

Looking for something exactly like Wonder Arms, including the three different resistance bands? You’re not likely to find it.

But if you search online for terms like “arm exerciser,” “at-home arm machines,” and “arm trainers,” you will find devices in all shapes, sizes, and configurations and at a variety of price points.

Which one of these will work best for you? There’s no way to know since the answer to this question largely depends on personal factors like your current fitness level, the results you’re looking to achieve, your budget, any physical limitations, and much more.

Will Wonder Arms Help You Get Fit?

Being fit isn’t determined by just one thing. For example, if my arms are ripped but I have saddlebags, does this mean I’m fit? What about if my shoulders are superb, but my muffin top covers my belt?

The point? Even if Wonder Arms’ dynamic resistance movement delivered on its promises, just because your arms are in shape, doesn’t necessarily mean that a) the rest of you will look great, or b) that you’ll be considered “fit.”

Whether from OnTel or another manufacturer within the industry, though, it’s been our experience that customer reviews for ASOTV products often claim they didn’t work as advertised or featured less-than-stellar quality.

Does this mean you’ll experience the same with Wonder Arms? Without any online reviews yet, there’s no way to know. But if you give Wonder Arms a try and aren’t satisfied (for whatever reason), you could lose half your refund in S&H charges.

Bottom line? If you haven’t worked out in years, need something quick and easy to help you regain your fitness momentum, and are primarily focused on strengthening and toning your triceps, Wonder Arms just might deliver.

Outside of this, though, it seems you might want to speak with your doctor or a fitness professional about other tools that could provide a greater overall fitness value for your money.

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23 Consumer Reviews for Wonder Arms

Average Consumer Rating: 2.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 6 4 star: 2 3 star: 1 2 star: 2 1 star:  12
Bottom Line: 39% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Could be an amazing exercise tool!

    • Crestline, OH,
    • Nov 7, 2018
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    I love the concept of this piece of equipment! However, it is made so cheaply that I am sure people just give up on it and become disgusted with it breaking. It breaks about three to five weeks after you start using it. You would think with the great design that they would improve the durability of it. I am on my 10th one! I use the strongest black band because you get no results if you don’t. I love this product. Please make it stronger and make one for more intense and harder workouts. I am 72 years old and it still falls apart with me. I only can imagine how upset younger people get. I would pay three times the amount because I just like love this product. If you have a more expensive version, let me know. My last just broke, so I have to order some more!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • New user, but loved it since the first try!

    • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
    • Sep 16, 2018
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    I picked this product up at my local dollar store for $4, so reading the other dissapointed review, I'm glad not to have spent too much on it in case it breaks. But I can say that from the first time I tried it, I was already noticing a difference! I am completely out of shape and have lots of weight to lose, but I feel this tool is a great starting point for me, plus it actually feels really good ok the arms and joints, and I'm having fun using it! It doesn't require a lot of time either to feel its effectiveness. I really hope mine lasts, but I'm prepared to buy replacement bands if necessary. Good luck to everyone out there trying this one!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Wonder Arms

    • Bristol, United Kingdom,
    • Jul 26, 2018
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    This was delivered about a week ago. The day after I used it for the first time, the band broke, snapping in two, so I started using the next band up and this also snapped within a couple of days. I can't be bothered to buy more bands; I'd rather use weights. Not a great product for the money!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Cheaply made

    • Michigan,
    • May 26, 2018
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    I had my Wonder Arms for four hours and the middle broke apart. If it were made better, I would really have enjoyed using it. Very very disappointed for what I paid. Don’t buy it. I wouldn’t even rate it one star, but I couldn’t post my review without giving a star.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Did not receive directions

    • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia,
    • Apr 22, 2018
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    I can't use it without directions being included. The box inside the plastic packaging was old and battered. I am having difficulty finding directions online.

    A complete waste of money at this stage. I will not recommend.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Worked like a treat for me

    • Queensland, Australia,
    • Apr 11, 2018
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    Even though the rubber bands broke within the first week, I bought a set of four replacement resistance bands by KWISS on eBay for $12, and I’ve had no problems since. I’ve been doing 10 X 10 reps every day, and after a month my arms look toned for the first time in years.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Do not waste your money!

    Do not waste your money on this. I've been using it for about one month and all three rubber bands are broken. It works great until the elastic breaks in two. I give it a zero, zero, zero.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Bands break

    The order arrived promptly, but the 25-lbs yellow band broke the second time it was used by my husband, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. They were not abused in any way. The concept is good, but the quality of the bands is poor.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Defective product

    • Springfield, OH,
    • Jan 8, 2018
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    I purchased this product in June of 2017 and received it on 7/3/2017. I used it almost daily. While using this product on 1/3/2018, it broke in two. Luckily it was a clean break. I don't know what would have happened if it had shattered into several pieces. It could have caused significant damage to me or possibly my furniture.

    Needless to say, I am extremely disappointed that this product did not last more than six months. I have tried to email the company and have not received any response or reimbursement regarding this issue. I did not see any major changes in my upper arms after using this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Impressed

    • Reform, AL,
    • Oct 27, 2017
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    I work out in a gym four days a week. Since being seven months pregnant, I’ve had to find other means of accomplishing my goals and truth is (honest to God), this is a great product. I am a real person with real weight loss struggles and this allows me to continue my regimen without stepping foot into a gym and overdoing it. I’ve bought MANY As Seen On TV products, and this one has by far been the best. I’ve bought the ab surfboard thing and no, not as simple and truly beneficial as this is.

    The only thing I would ask is for replacement bands and maybe one that goes to 50lbs. Otherwise, this is truly pure genius.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Awesome

    I purchased it at Bonton, and it does exactly what I need it to do. Resistance just like when I was doing Pilates class. It’s small, portable and in good condition. I’m a working mom and don't have a lot of time to work out. This is a great product. I’m not sure what some of the users expected. I’m disappointed about the reviews. I’m up to the yellow band, and I feel the burn. I need it for triceps that are sagging due to age and lack of a complete workout. So this helps me avoid the time at the gym. Take regular walks and do your Wonder Arms after work. It works great for me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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