The Q37 is Octane’s most popular elliptical trainer and one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things.”
This solid powerhouse has narrow pedal spacing for good comfort, movable arm bars with adjustable resistance, Cross Circuit training and optional customized workout programming.
Learn more from our full review of the Octane Q37 below.
|Model||Octane Fitness Q37|
|Resistance||20 resistance levels|
|Stride Length||fixed at 20.5"|
|Pedals||Oversized Non-Slip Pedals|
|Programs||72 (on XI console)|
|Heart Rate||Heart Rate Monitoring|
|Display||Large LED display with message center|
|Max. Weight||300 lbs|
|Dimensions||65.5" x 30" x 62"|
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 91.2. The Octane Q37 is a high quality elliptical trainer for home use. Loaded with great features and very durable, it’s the bestselling of all Octane elliptical trainers. The Q37 features an ergonomic fixed stride, moving arms bars with resistance control, and workout support for total body training. Customers choose from two consoles, each with a different number of preset programs and features, and have the option to track progress online with the SmartLink fitness app. An iPad Mini is included and SmartLink is compatible with other mobile platforms too. With SmartLink you can take advantage of personalized training programs that are one to three months long; watch videos of hundreds of Cross Circuit exercises; track your data online and get other tools to maximize your fitness.
- Separate resistance for pedals and handlebars
- Multigrip handlebars for muscle targeting
- 20.5″ stride
- Narrow pedal spacing (1.8″)
- Choice of two consoles
- iPad Mini included for using SmartLink app
- Tablet holders on consoles
- Built-in workout programs (8 or 72, depending on console)
- Workout Boosters (Cross training)
- Extensive training variety with SmartLink
- Long term data tracking with SmartLink
- Wireless heart rate monitor (Depending on console)
- Contact heart rate monitor
- SmartLight heart rate zone indicator
- Water bottle holder
- Connecting points on frame for resistance bands
- MOM Mode safety feature
- Fixed stride
- No incline
- No cooling fan
The Octane Q37 is the best-selling elliptical from a brand known for high quality. It has a fixed stride of 20.5″ and narrow pedal spacing, a combination that supports very comfortable motion for adults of most sizes. For total body training it has moving arm bars with adjustable resistance, plus the elliptical frame has attachments for resistance bands. These bands can be used for a variety of exercises and Cross Circuit workout programs, which prompt the user to alternate elliptical training with other activities. A choice of two consoles is offered, with one being compatible with the SmartLink fitness app. This app can be accessed with your own tablet computer, a smartphone or the iPod Mini included with purchase. Here are details about the workout programs, special features and warranty for the Q37 elliptical.
The Q37 is sold with a choice of two consoles: the Q37x and Q37xi. These consoles are most different from each other in terms of workout programming and heart rate monitoring.
The Q37x console is the simpler of the two. It has eight workout programs and can monitor heart rate data from touch sensors. It shows heart rate zone with a one-color SmartLight feature. This console provides two placement options for a tablet computer or smartphone.
The Q37xi is more advanced. It gives access to 72 workout programs and extras with a wireless app called SmartLink. The 72 programs include 12 for weight loss, 18 called “Feel Better” (for balance, strength and flexibility, 12 for toning up and 30 for athletic performance. The Q37xi also has Workout Booster programs (Arm Blaster, XMode and Glute Kicker), a multicolored SmartLight and a wireless heart rate receiver. This console is shipped with resistance bands that you can attach to the trainer and use for cross training.
A special option with SmartLink is setting up a customized training for 30, 60 or 90 days. You can choose from four general goals: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Athletic Performance and Get Stronger. Another option is specifying which muscle groups you’d like to target, then receiving customized workouts incorporating relevant exercises. SmartLink’s Cross Circuit workout programming includes more than 35 videos and 225 exercises and gets updated with new options.
Octane Fitness Q37 Features
The Octane Q37 has a fixed 21″ stride. The pedal spacing is just 1.8″ to support comfortable motion.
The elliptical’s moving arm bars have resistance that can be adjusted separately from the pedal resistance. The bars are contoured to support different grip positions. By simply changing your grip you can isolate different muscles in your arms, chest and back.
Contact heart rate sensors are built into the handlebars. Wireless pulse monitoring is supported by the Q37xi console.
The Q37xi console has a three-speed cooling fan.
This elliptical trainer has Cross Circuit attachment points. These are connection spots for resistance bands. Cross Circuit training programs prompt you to augment elliptical training with stretches and other exercises.
MOM Mode disables the console and pedal movement to protect children.
Octane Q37 Warranty & Guarantee
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Labor: 1 Year
The Octane Q37 is a winner for total body training at all ability levels. It stands out from other high-end ellipticals with moving arm bars partly because of its extra support for cross training. Topped with an advanced console the Q37 provides more than enough variety to encourage regular exercise.
This luxury elliptical machine is recommended for adults of most sizes. However, people who are particularly tall or short might prefer the Octane Q47, which has an adjustable stride.