Octane Q 35 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Octane Q35 is a decent ellitpical that is about $700 overpriced.
Octane based their company on the proposition that the feel of the machine would trump all other considerations. The Q 35 provides the feel, but misses out on value, quality, and features. You are essentially getting a machine that doesn't even provide the quality and features you can get from Sole or LiveStrong for a lot less money.
The Octane Q 35 isn't going to provide you with the value you should be getting at $2,199. The quality and the features are both seemingly neglected considering the high price tag. Octane was more concerned with the way the machine felt, which is probably a smart marketing move considering many people can't accurately judge the quality of an elliptical. The lack of features, however, is a bit more apparent.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is pretty good. There aren't a lot of ellipticals that offer a more natural range of motion, but some of those that do sell for less than $1,000. The lack of adjustability is awful. The stride length is fixed at 20.5". If that length doesn't work with your body type, there's nothing you can do to help that. There are 20 levels of resistance, so you at least have some options to make this machine work with your personal fitness levels. You can find ellipticals that sell for $799 offering greater adjustability.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is okay. A few ellipticals that sell for under $2,000 have a longer life expectancy, but it's just as likely that you'll find a $3,000 model that is equally as durable. The quality of parts used is not where it should be at this high of a price.
The noise levels of this machine are average. This is common among all ellipticals regardless of price. If quietness during operation is a major concern for you, you can find models in this price range that do a better job, but we don't expect the noise levels to bother the average user.
The warranty on the Octane Q 35 isn't bad. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. Better warranties are routinely given to ellipticals that cost this much.