Octane xR6 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
If you want a recumbent ellitpical the xR6 is the one we recommend.
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 is the best recumbent elliptical on the market, today. At $3,299, it's a reasonable value. No company knows how to make recumbent likes Octane, and this is the best one. There are a couple of upgraded versions, but they charge a little too much for the minor differences they offer.
Ergonomically speaking, this machine is very good. There aren't many ellipticals that offer a more natural range of motion, though some of the one's that do are significantly cheaper than this one. It's difficult to provide an ergonomically correct motion, while allowing you to sit in a reclined position. The adjustability could be better. 20 levels of resistance are available. This allows you to align your workout with your personal fitness levels. You can find some ellipticals that are sold for less than $1,000 that will offer more adjustment options.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is fantastic. Very few of the ellipticals that we reviewed have a longer life expectancy, and the ones that do, usually cost at least $6,000. The quality of parts is impressive, even considering the high cost.
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 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 much better warranties on ellipticals that are significantly cheaper. An improvement in this area would have really set this model apart from the competition.