Octane xR6 e Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The upgraded console on the xR6e is a nice touch but we would stick with the xR6 if it were our money.
Octane makes the only quality recumbent elliptical on the market today. For people that want a recumbent elliptical this is a high quality choice that is actually a reasonable value.
The Octane xR6 e is the upgraded version of the xR6. At $3,699, you're paying $300 for an upgraded console. While the console is nice, we suggest you save the money. Other than that, it's a quality recumbent elliptical. If you couldn't get the downgraded version at a cheaper price, we would be pretty impressed with the value this machine offers.
Ergonomically speaking, this elliptical is excellent. Very few models that we reviewed offer a more natural range of motion. Interestingly enough, however, some of those that are ergonomically superior sell for a much cheaper price. In any case, it's nice to see natural movements on a recumbent elliptical. The adjustability isn't great. 20 levels of resistance are available, so you do have the ability to align your workout with your fitness levels. Still, there are some machines that sell for less than $1,000 that will offer more adjustment options.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is very impressive. It's hard to find an elliptical that has a longer life expectancy than this one has, and if you do, you'll most likely have to pay over $6,000 for it. The quality of parts is what you hope for when you pay this much money for an elliptical.
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 are better, but we don't expect the average user to be bothered by the amount of noise this elliptical makes.
The warranty on the Octane xR6 e is okay. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 5 years, and the frame is covered for life. You can easily find better warranties on cheaper ellipticals.