Octane Q37 Elliptical Review

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Octane Q37 Elliptical Rating

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Pros The Octane Q37 is a reliable machine that is built to beyond durable capabilities. Converging handlebars combined with a sturdy frame means that even very heavy users can push themselves hard without rocking the unit.
Cons You have to pay for extra programs, which can quickly ramp up the price. Some customer service complaints have also been filed against the vendor, having responded to customers that while the calorie counter is at times inaccurate, this is true with all ellipticals regardless of brand.
Summary The Octane Q37 has received plenty of accolades, including a feature as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2012. The machine is so popular because it offers Cross Circuit combined with the ability to interact with your personal tablet via its SmartLink app. This means plenty more workout programs and customizations beyond any prior limit.

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Octane Q37 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The Octane Q37 contains some majorly innovative features that will knock your tube socks off. Start with the ArmBlaster, which ramps up the resistance only in the handlebars, bringing more strength and focus to your upper body. The 1.8” foot pedal distance also tends to be ideal for most body types, especially women who experience hip and knee strain with too great of a distance. Finally, the X-Mode technology gets you going through various movements that utilize the entire physique, thus yielding greater results.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Octane Q37:

  • Two different console choices upon purchase
  • ArmBlaster handlebar resistance increase
  • Reasonable pedal distance of 1.8”
  • X-Mode programming
  • Interactive use with your personal tablet
  • CrossCircuit technology
  • Comfortable workouts that reduce muscle strain
  • Customized workout boosters
  • Large display screen
  • Multiple console placement options
  • Wireless heart rate strap (Q37XI only)
  • Incredible variety of 72 workout programs with SmartLink purchase (Q37XI only)
  • Effective workout data display
  • SmartLight feedback center

Octane Q37 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Stride Length:Fixed: 20.5"
Programs:72 Programs (XI console)
Weight Capacity:300 LBS
Dimensions:65.5" L x 30" W x 62" H

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the Octane Q37:

  • It can be a very expensive purchase when you start to add on programs that at first seem as if they are included with the standard purchase.
  • Warranty is decent, but unimpressive
  • Customer service reports are inconsistent

The Bottom Line

The Octane Q37 is a winning machine that combines high quality and innovation you used to only be able to find in a professional fitness club. Now with the option of bringing such advanced technology into the privacy of your own home, Octane is leading the way with a unit that combines special customizations and ergonomically-sound physical challenges that yield results you’ll love. Sturdy and ideal for heavier users, the pedal distance is also designed for those who are prone to hip stress, like women and more petite physiques. The converging path handlebars will also provide an upper body workout that simply cannot be compared to anything else currently on the market.

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