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Octane Q37

The Q37 from Octane is a step up in both quality and features from the Q35. It is also a step up...

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Octane Q47

he Octane Q47 is Octane’s no holds bared, top of the line elliptical. Unfortunately it doesn’t c...

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Reviewed in 2017

Octane Q35

Octane is under new ownership, purchased by Nautilus recently. Unfortunately they have seen fit ...

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Octane Q37X

We have included the Octane Q37 in our top four because of its high-quality build, but we cannot ...

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Octane Q37XI

Additional electronic features give you better functionality but just like it's cousin the Q37X i...

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Octane Q47X

The Q47X is Octane's top of the line elliptical with a downgraded electronic package. It is an e...

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Octane Q47XI

The Q47Xi gives an upgraded electronic package over the Q47X. The extra $500 they charge seems a...

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Reviewed in 2016

Octane xR4

If you want an uncomfortable machine and really are not concerned about fitness, the xR4 is for you!

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Octane xR6X

Although better motion than the xR4 it is still difficult to sustain elevated heart rate on any r...

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Octane xR6XI

Although better motion than the xR4 it is still difficult to sustain elevated heart rate on any r...

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Reviewed in 2015

Octane PRO3700

Buy a real commercial elliptical from LifeFitness, Precor, or Cybex. The PRO3700 is the proverbi...

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Octane PRO4700

The Cross circuit add on to the PRO4700 made me laugh when I saw it.

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Reviewed in 2014

Octane Q35c

If you can find the Octane Q35c in the $1700 range then buy it, other wise buy a True or Precor.

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Octane Q37c

The Octane Q37c is an average elliptical in this price range for an above average price.

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Octane Q37ci

Why would you pay $500 for the console upgrade here, If you are spending this kind of money just ...

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Octane Q47c

The Octane Q47c is a machine with average quality parts and a reliability rating that is better t...

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Octane Q47ci

Don't but the Octane Q47ci, if you like this machine buy the Q47c or better yet buy the True ES 9...

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Octane xR4ci

If you like the XR4 I have to recommend that you don't buy the XR4ci. The extra features are not...

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Octane xR6e

The xR6e is not worth the extra money you will pay for it. Stick with the xR6 if you like this o...

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Octane xR6

The xR6 is a nice upgrade from the xR4 and is a decent value for the money.

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Octane Q35cs

Octane provides a good value in their recumbent elliptical, their standard ellipticals are on the...

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Octane Q37cs

The Octane Q37c is a good elliptical that is extremely overpriced. Do yourself a favor, save mon...

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Octane Q37cis

With the Q37ci, Octane feels they can compete with the likes of Precor. They are wrong. Octane t...

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Octane Q47cs

The Octane Q47c is a relic of an elliptical market when you could make a pretty good machine and ...

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Octane Q47cis

Octane the company is not a joke, but the Q47ci is ' and a bad one at that. Good quality, solid ...

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Octane XR4cis

The console upgrade from the XR4c is not worth the money, but otherwise it is a very good machine...

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Octane XR6es

The 3rd runner up in the $3999 category goes to another of Octane's excellent recumbent elliptica...

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Octane XR6s

Our 1st runner up in the $3999 category goes to Octane's excellent XR6 recumbent elliptical.

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Reviewed in 2013

Octane xR3c

The opening model of Octane's recumbent ellipticals, we would pay a little more and get the total...

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Octane xR3ci

If you are looking at the xR3ci then save some money and get the xR3c. The ci version is not wor...

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Octane xR4 c

The xR4c, while a good machine, is lost between it's value cousin and the premium xR6.

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Octane xR6 ce

The additional $400 you pay for the heart rate feature is simply not worth the money. We would s...

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Octane XR3cs

Our 1st runner up in the $2499 category, is the only option you should consider if you want a rec...

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Octane XR3cis

Our 2nd runner up in the $2499 category is the Octane XR3ci. While not quite the value as the XR...

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Reviewed in 2012

Octane XR4cs

An upgraded version of the Octane recumbent elliptical series. While it is a good machine we wou...

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Octane XR6ces

Octane's XR6ce packs high quality and good value into a recumbent elliptical. We are usually not...

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Reviewed in 2010

Octane Q47ce

The Q47ce is the best value of the Q47 series in our opinion at $2,999.

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Octane Q47e

For this amount of money the LifeFitness X8 is a better deal.

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Reviewed in 2009

Octane Q 37 CE

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Octane Q 37 E

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Octane Q 45

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Octane Q 45 CE

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Octane Q 45 E

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Who Manufacturers Octane Ellipticals?

General Information:Octane was started in 2001 by some industry veterans and quickly became a well-known name in the specialty fitness business by offering retailers HUGE margins. They have been excellent at taking what others are doing and copying it and making it affordably and then marking it up similar to what you would expect from a merchant in a Persian bazaar. Their latest is their adaptation of Tony Little's Gazelle. Octane was acquired by Nautilus in 2016.

Manufacturing Philosophy:Octane machines are typically packed with features and light on quality in key areas when you consider the price. The machines typically provide an excellent feel and they do a great job with their electronics. They strive to collect an excellent margin and also provide that to the retailer which is a formula that is in direct opposition to the one employed by Costco. You can expect a similar inverse result. The merchant and manufacturer do very well while the consumer takes it in the shorts.

Company Outlook : Due to the markup and their solid position in the specialty retail channel, we expect Octane to do quite well and have only strengthened with their new parent company, Nautilus. If you have the chance to own one of these at a huge discount, it can give you an excellent feel and a very solid design.