Octane Fitness is the only home fitness manufacturer in the world dedicated to zero impact cardio trainers. Founded in 2001, they are solely invested in manufacturing the best elliptical machines on the market. The combination of uncompromised quality, dedicated resources, and personalized customer service have made Octane a market leader. In this article, we review the Q35x, which is one of the best ellipticals Octane has to offer. There are 11 models in the Octane elliptical range. These zero fitness machines are arranged in four categories. The first is the Zero Runner, which features a patented hip and knee joint. The second category is standing ellipticals, which includes the XT1. The Q series line-up includes the Octane Q37e, the Octane Q35, and the Octane Q47. Finally, there is the X-Ride recumbent elliptical series.
MOM mode for child safety
Resistance Bands and a wider platform optional
Smooth and quiet ride
Outdated, but user-friendly, console
Ease of Use
The Q35 has 8 workout programs to intensify your training, including adjustable goal programs like calories burn and 10K. When you’re done working out, you can put the Q35 in MOM mode, which disables all functionality to prevent kids from playing on it. This mode, as soon as you decide to engage it, stops all the buttons from working and prevents the pedals from flowing, so your children do not get injured if they decide that the pedals are a good playmate. You will need to connect this machine to an outlet, but the lead is very well hidden under the large base and it will not cause issues when not in use.
The Q35x has a reading rack, an accessory tray, and it's compatible with mp3, although no one really uses them these days so this might be obsolete. The Q35x is heavy-duty, with a frame that is made out of welded steel that is surprisingly durable, plus it has a great warranty that certainly gives you peace of mind.
The powerbands we mentioned are just fancy resistance bands. They add a resistance mode to your exercises, and you'll be able to work on your body even more.