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Octane Fitness XT-One Review

Quick Summary

Offer club members the ultimate low-impact cross trainer: the Octane XT-One.

This elite fitness machine is inspired by elliptical trainers but has a 20″ to 28″ stride that naturally adjusts to support walking, jogging and running.

It also lets trainees simulate hiking and climbing or just train the upper body.

The XT-One has programming for cardio and strength training and is available with a 15″ TV.

Learn more from the full FitRated review below.

Specifications

FitRated
Model Octane Fitness XT-One
Rating

Our custom rating considers all of the elliptical's features, specs, warranties, and 100's of user & expert reviews, to save you time!

92.3%
List Price

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

$8,500
Best Price

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$8,500
Resistance

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

30 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).

20" - 28"
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.

72 (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.

400 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).

75" x 33" x 62"
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: 92.3%

Our Rating

Rating: 92.3. The Octane XT-One is a high end commercial fitness machine that works as an elliptical trainer and stepper. It also supports strength exercises for cross training. Its key feature is a naturally adjusting 20″ to 28″ footpath that lets trainees take long walking strides, run or virtually climb while putting minimal pressure on their knees and other joints. The XT-One’s stride range fits a wide range of body types and the machine has 30 resistance levels. Plenty of workouts are included whether the traditional LED or touch screen console is selected, plus the machine has a wireless connection for SmartLink workout downloads and data tracking. Side platforms can be added for strictly upper body training too. An iPod Mini is included for entertainment and running fitness apps. A 15″ TV can be added for $1,299 too.

Considering all of the above plus its compact size, the Octane XT-One is an all-around favorite option for commercial fitness centers and home gyms. Here are quick points to consider followed by a more detailed review of XT-One workout programming and other special features.

Pros:

  • Commercial machine
  • 20″ to 28″ stride
  • Multigrip handlebars
  • Optional upper-body-only workouts
  • 30 magnetic resistance levels
  • Choice of consoles
  • Optional 15″ TV
  • Optional 10″ touch screen monitor
  • 16 GB iPad Mini included
  • Wireless chest strap compatible
  • Digital contact pulse sensors
  • Reading rack
  • Narrow pedal spacing (1.8″)
  • Three-speed fan
  • Water bottle holder
  • Controls based on handlebars
  • Phone holder
  • Tablet holder
  • Transport wheels

Cons:

  • High price (Approximately $8,500, depends on options)
  • Three-year parts warranty is short for the price

Introduction

The Octane XT-One is built for commercial fitness centers and home gyms with higher budgets. This impressive fitness machine is a space-efficient solution for total body training: The XT-One functions like an elliptical trainer and a stair climber to support walking, running and climbing. Additionally it supports cross training with unique workout programs. By alternating cardio and strength intervals, trainees get better overall conditioning and faster results than if they used a traditional cardio machine. Benefits include faster calorie burn during workouts, increased endurance, a boosted metabolism after training and more motivation to return to the gym!

Optional training features are side platforms and a free weight that adjusts up to 32 pounds. Optional for entertainment is a 15″ TV.

The XT-One has the size, low impact resistance level, programming and features to meet just about anyone’s training needs.

Workout Programs

Workout programming is extensive on both consoles made for the Octane XT-One. The Smart Console features a touchscreen and has 21 preset workouts. The Standard Console has an LED screen and 23 preset workouts. With a wireless connection the workout programming available on each console is infinite; these can work with the SmartLink fitness app to deliver customized programming. SmartLink automatically stores user progress and can sync with social media or fitness apps for data sharing too. Also included on both consoles are Workout Boosters. These can be activated to add interval training to any workout.

The Smart Console has a 10″ glass touch screen. It has 21 main workouts, Workout Boosters to layer over any program, and video coaching for Cross Circuit training. This console is wi-fi enabled so trainees can get SmartLink workouts, browse the web or watch video while still seeing essential workout data.

The Standard Console has a large LED display. This console is powered by user energy so that no power cord is required. It has 23 built-in workouts. With a SmartLink connection the trainer can be used with an infinite variety of training programs.

One SmartLink feature is Cross Circuit video training. It guides trainees through more than 225 exercises and 35 workout plans. Narrowing the selection is easy; users indicate the muscle groups to target and a general workout goal to get a personalized list of options.

For advanced cross training the XT-One is sold with adjustable PowerBlock dumbbells weighing from four to 32 pounds. The XT-One has programming to give auditory and visual prompts to keep trainees moving through high intensity interval workouts.

Octane Fitness XT-One Features

The Octane XT-One has a naturally adjusting 20″ to 28″ stride. This range supports natural motion and allows for varied strides for targeted muscle toning.

As described above there’s a choice of consoles with a traditional LED screen and a touch screen. Both consoles are compatible with a 15″ TV, which adds $1,299 to the base price. The XT-One also has a tablet holder and is currently shipped with an iPad Mini.

Both consoles are compatible with wireless chest straps (Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ and Polar). The machine also has touch sensors.

A fan with three speeds helps trainees stay comfortable.

The moving handlebars are designed to comfortably support different grip positions, which help people isolate different muscle groups. Controls for resistance are built into the grips.

Side Step platforms are an optional add-on. These let trainees step off the moving foot pedals to isolate the upper body.

The Smart Console has a USB port with charging capability.

Octane XT-One Warranty & Guarantee

The Octane XT-One warranty includes:

– Parts: 3 Years

– Labor: 1 Year

Conclusion

The Octane XT-One is an exceptional fitness machine. Like no other it supports striding, running and climbing along with advanced cross training. It can even be used as just an upper body trainer if side platforms are added. With its many workout options, tech integration and small footprint, the XT-One makes a great use of space in any commercial fitness center or home gym.