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Octane Fitness Q47 Review

Quick Summary

The Octane Q47 is a club-quality elliptical trainer sold for home use. This premium elliptical trainer can provide a just-right cardio challenge for many years no matter what your skill level.

It supports upper body cross training too, so it’s effectively a home gym, not just a lower body cardio trainer.

Special features include impressive SmartLink personalized courses and wireless data tracking.

Learn more from our full review of the Octane Q47 below.

Specifications

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Model Octane Fitness Q47
Rating

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92.0%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$4,599
Best Price

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$3,299
Resistance

Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

20 resistance levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

n/a
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

18" - 26"
Pedals

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Oversized Non-Slip Pedals
Incline

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.

n/a
Flywheel

The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

n/a
Programs

Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

74 (on XI console)
User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

n/a
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Heart Rate Monitoring
Display

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Large LED display with message center
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

72" x 33.5" x 61"
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.

Folding?

Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 92.0%

Our Rating

Rating: 92.0. The Octane Q47 is a high-end front drive elliptical trainer for home use. This club-quality trainer features an adjustable 18″ to 26″ stride, excellent ergonomics, upper body exercise support and an extensive workout selection. Sculpt your body by taking advantage of goal-based programs that are 30, 60 or 90 days long, all customized to your needs; get videos of Cross Circuit exercises to use as workout boosters; and track your data online. Hundreds of guided workout options are available, plus the Q47’s SmartLink workout app is easily updated with new options. Here are points to consider and a more detailed look at this elite Octane elliptical.

Pros:

  • Commercial quality
  • 18″ to 26″ stride
  • 20 resistance levels
  • Choice of two consoles
  • iPad Mini included as optional display
  • Gait tracer helps you maintain good form
  • Extensive training variety with SmartLink
  • Advanced data tracking
  • Wireless heart rate monitor
  • SmartLight heart rate zone indicator
  • Narrow pedal spacing (1.8″)
  • Three-speed fan
  • Water bottle holder
  • Resistance bands included (Depending on console choice)
  • MOM Mode for safety

Cons:

  • High price (Approximately $5000, depends on console)
  • No incline
  • Not for users more than 300 pounds

Introduction

The Octane Q47 is a popular elliptical trainer among shoppers with higher fitness budgets. Featuring the high quality of club elliptical trainers, it supports ergonomic 18″ to 26″ strides, excellent training support, and high quality components for hassle-free use over the years. It can fit virtually any family member in terms of stride length, weight capacity and challenge. A choice of two consoles is offered, plus for a limited time the Octane Q47 is shipped with an iPad Mini. Using the iPad or another tablet computer is the best way to take advantage of the Octane’s SmartLink connection for extensive personalized training, video workouts and fitness data management to drive success.

Workout Programs

The average elliptical trainer gives free access to maybe 10 or 20 workout programs. The Octane Q47xi console has 14 built-in programs and provides hundreds more through a wireless connection to SmartLink. The SmartLink app was developed with physical therapists, coaches and other training experts to provide customized guidance and advanced data tracking.

One SmartLink feature is Cross Circuit Live. It broadens your training options with 225 exercises and 35 workout plans. Narrowing the selection is easy; choose the muscle groups that you want to target and your general workout goal.

SmartLink has the following specific goal workouts available for the Octane Q47: 12 weight loss, 20 “Feel Better,” 12 tone-up and 30 for athletic performance.

A simpler console, the Q47x, has 10 built-in workout programs.

Octane Fitness Q47 Features

The Octane Q47 has a power-adjustable 18″ to 26″ stride. This range supports the natural walking gait of just about anyone, plus it gives many options for targeted muscle toning.

The console display screens (two choices) are easy to read and include a SmartLight that indicates your exertion zone. The SmartLight also lets you know when to prepare for cross training workout boosts. For SmartLink access the Q47 is currently shipped with an iPad Mini.

SmartLink automatically stores your progress and makes it easy to share with social media or fitness apps.

The moving handlebars have adjustable resistance and allow different grip positions. By simply changing your grip you can target different muscle groups in your arms, chest and back. Resistance bands are also included depending on your console selection.

Contact heart rate sensors are built into the handlebars.  Wireless heart rate monitoring is supported depending on your console selection.

A three-speed cooling fan is included on the Q47xi.

MOM Mode disables the pedals and console buttons for children’s safety.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Octane Q47 elliptical warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Parts: 5 Years

– Labor: 1 Year

Octane also includes a 30-day money back guarantee.

Conclusion

The Octane Q47 elliptical supports exceptional muscle toning with its adjustable stride. Equipped with cross training prompts and upper body resistance it’s more than a great elliptical — it’s a whole gym. Built to commercial standards, this trainer is ready to please shoppers with high standards and high budgets for fitness.