Octane Q 37 ci Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
If you are going to buy a Q 37 ci, save some money and buy the Q 37. Paying $500 for contact heart rate is ridiculous.
A decade ago manufactuers got away with this type of craziness but not anymore thanks to websites like ours. Contact heart rate is about a $25 add on, not $500.
The Octane Q 37 ci has no reason to charge $3,099. It is essentially the same elliptical as the Octane Q 37, which was already overpriced at $2,599, with a contact heart rate monitoring device. They charge you $500 for a feature that comes on several $500 models.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is pretty good. It's not easy to find an elliptical at any price range that offers a more natural range of motion than this one does. The lack of adjustability is ridiculous. The stride length is fixed at 20.5", so you don't have any options to fit this elliptical to your personal body type. There are, however, 20 levels of resistance, which means you can set this machine to work with your fitness levels. A few machines that sell for significantly less than $1,000 offer much greater adjustability.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is okay. It's common for ellipticals in this price range to have a similar life expectancy, but there are several models that sell for less than $2,000 that have comparable durability. The quality of parts is much lower than we'd expect for a $3,099 machine.
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 37 ci isn't very good. Labor is covered for 1 year, the powerbands are covered for 90 days, parts are covered for 5 years, and the frame is covered for life. Ellipticals that cost over $3,000 usually come with better coverage.