Octane xR3ci Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
If you are looking at the xR3ci then save some money and get the xR3c. The ci version is not worth the extra money.
The Octane xR3ci is a decent elliptical. It's a recumbent model, and no one does recumbent ellipticals better than Octane. That being said, at $2,499, you're better off getting the xR3c. The xR3ci doesn't offer enough upgrades to justify the additional $300.
Ergonomically speaking, this model isn't great. There are ellipticals selling under $1,000 that offer a more natural range of motion, and most of the machines in this price range are better in this area. The adjustability is okay. You can adjust the height and tilt of your seat, which is nice. This allows you to conform the elliptical to your particular body type. There are also 20 levels of resistance. Whether you are already in good shape or you're just getting started on your fitness journey, you'll be able to find the setting that works for you. A few models that sell as low as $999 can offer more options for adjustments.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't very good. Most of the models in this price range have a longer life expectancy, and you can even find some sub-$1,000 ellipticals that have greater durability. The quality of parts used is not up to par with the $2,499 price tag.
The noise levels of this elliptical are average. This is common of every elliptical regardless of price. If quietness during operation is a major concern for you, there are better options in this price range. Still, we don't expect the amount of noise this machine makes to be bothersome to the average user.
The warranty on the Octane xR3ci is unimpressive. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. Better warranties are often given to much cheaper ellipticals.