As a crosstrainer, the Octane Q47 elliptical provides a simply extraordinary workout experience. The company has made breakthroughs in body-mapping ergonomics and the QuadLink Drive for a great smooth motion. Thanks to these advanced features, it can make a claim to be one of the best machines on the market.
There are two models to choose from: the Q47x and the Q47xi.
Let's get into the review to see what this one is all about..
The Octane Q47 elliptical features SmartStride technology and Hip Indexing Pivot (HIP). The system measures your hip height (leg length) and movement speed, and then customizes the stride length accordingly to optimize your muscle requirement during the elliptical workout — whether you are in a walking, jogging or running motion.
The features on the Octane Q47 include:
Like the rest of the Octane ellipticals, the Q47 is very well built and well designed. Although it is heavy and has a bulky look to it thanks to the front end casing around the flywheel, it's a great machine for the home gym...as long as you don't plan to move it around too much.
The Q47 has a basic display but it provides all of the necessary workout metrics. Like the other models, including the base Q35, it has the Color SmartLight technology on the top of the console that lets you know when you're in the ideal heart rate zone.
It also has the multi grip handles so you can work different upper body muscles in addition to the lower body.
You get 10 built in workouts on the Q47x and 14 on the Q47xi. Both come with 3 workout boosters to enhance your training further: X-Mode, GluteKicker and ArmBlaster all target different problem areas on the body.
Fitness experts and personal trainers will tell you that true adjustable stride machines, like the Octane Q47, promote better muscle activity. For example, the “adjustable stride” on the incline CrossRamp of a Precor EFX elliptical isn’t so much of a variable stride pattern as it is just a different angle of the same elliptical motion.
Octane’s Q47, on the other hand, when extended to the full 26", simulates a feeling of running even though your heels never rise up off the pedals. For first-class ergonomic feel, you won’t find a machine that can rival this model right now.
Some owners of the Octane Q47 also have experience with high-end Precors, and they attest to the superior ride of this crosstrainer. Users who comment in elliptical reviews also rave about the advanced body-mapping ergonomics and the wonderful stride.
The computer-controlled adjustments position your body for optimum results during your training. In addition, the handlebars converge (instead of staying straight) to give you more of an aggressive yet comfortable motion during heart rate workouts.
Octane has made a splash with the Q47 elliptical series. Hands down, this model just feels better than anything else you’ll ride, and it is technologically and bio-mechanically superior to its main rivals, Precor and Life Fitness.
The upgraded models feature advanced electronics such as digital contact heart rate sensors, and programs like Cross-Circuit™ and intervals. The Octane Q47 is a marvel of a machine in terms of adjustability and ergonomics.
If you want to save a little money take a look at the Q35 and Q37 ellipticals...you can't go wrong with any of them.
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