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Octane Elliptical - Product Review
When buying a trainer it's important to first figure out what you want, and what features will be most beneficial to your workouts. The Octane elliptical line has a large number of different trainers to suit a variety of different needs, and their models are divided into home and gym. The higher level trainers will be better suited to more serious exercisers, while some of the lower end models offer many of the same benefits for beginners.
Unlike most other fitness companies, Octane only makes elliptical trainers. Many gyms use Octane trainers because they swear by their high level of durability when being used by many different people each day. Octane ellipticals are definitely one of the higher end fitness products, with the price range being between $2199 and $3599.
Most of the Octane elliptical trainers are the same, with the only noticeable difference being that the Q35 and Q45 don't have the wireless heart rate control. The Q35 has quick start, a quick change button so you can alter your workout at any time, five different course options, a virtual trainer to offer advice, and a cool down mode.
The Q35e has many of the same features as the Q35, including a quick start option that remembers past workouts, a wireless heart rate monitor, varying intensities, and a target for lower body areas.
The Q45 also closely resembles the Q35, but has additional features like multi-grip handlebars, adjustable stride lengths to fit each user, and a specific program for upper body workout.
The Q45e utilizes all of the above options but also has five heart rate programs, a wireless heart rate monitor, and a cross-training program.
The Pro35 is a more advanced model with added bonuses not necessarily needed for a workout, but more for comfort during the workout. The pedals are more compact, and there is an accessory tray for water bottles and magazines.
The Pro350 offers things like 25 varying resistance levels, a heavier frame for users up to 400 pounds, and digital heart rate sensors.
The Pro350XL has the highest number of features, with all of these things plus a longer stride length and 30 resistance levels to offer variety and challenge to any user.
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