Octane Fitness’ New xRide® Recumbent Elliptical Line Adds Workout Options with SmartLink™

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After reinventing seated exercise with the creation of the unprecedented xRide recumbent elliptical in 2008, Octane Fitness, LLC, has launched its new xRide series for home use, now featuring compatibility with Octane’s SmartLink app.

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New xRide with SmartLink

SmartLink adds customized workout regimens that motivate, add variety and drive results for every level exerciser.

After reinventing seated exercise with the creation of the unprecedented xRide recumbent elliptical in 2008, Octane Fitness, LLC, has launched its new xRide series for home use, now featuring compatibility with Octane’s SmartLink app.

“The xRide is an outstanding way to cross train – and definitely one of the most effective ways to work the entire body while seated,” said Tim Porth, executive vice president of product development and marketing at Octane Fitness. “Now SmartLink adds customized workout regimens that motivate, add variety and drive results for every level exerciser.”

The three new xRide recumbent ellipticals feature an intuitive console that simultaneously displays all workout data, so users don’t have to toggle between screens to view progress. On the xR6xi model, Octane’s exclusive SmartLight technology shows exercisers how hard they are working, if they are in their target heart rate zone and when to prepare for the next interval during a Workout Booster. And exercisers who want to multi-task can take advantage of several placement options for a tablet.

The xR6xi is compatible with SmartLink, Octane’s intelligent, free app that connects to and controls the elliptical from an iPad®. Users choose from four workout categories – Lose Weight, Feel Better, Get Stronger and Athletic Performance – and specify a 30-, 60- or 90-day program, and SmartLink creates customized workouts geared toward exercisers’ goals, recalibrating if necessary to ensure progress.

SmartLink also adds coaching to the X-Mode™, Chest Press and Leg Press Workout Boosters to help exercisers focus on proper form during each interval.

For convenience, SmartLink can run in the background, so exercisers can watch a movie, surf the Internet or send email during workouts – while SmartLink keeps running. Bluetooth® 4.0 connects SmartLink to the xRide, as well as to other devices, such as heart rate monitors.

Exercisers can enter their individual data, favorite workouts and preferred feedback display into the app. Workout results are recorded in the app, so users can monitor progress and boast on social networks with the social share function. Be Fit tips and instructional videos on various Octane workouts are also included.

Free app updates add greater workout variety over time, helping exercisers to stay motivated.

Innovation That Fuels
Accommodating every exerciser, the Active Seat Position™ on the xRide has multiple height and tilt adjustments for comfortable customization.

Octane’s signature PowerStroke™ technology results in 23% more calories burned and 343% more glute activation than on a recumbent bike. The patented MultiGrip handlebars offer several positions to maximize comfort and fully engage the upper body for a total-body challenge, and stationary foot pegs enable exercisers to periodically isolate the upper body while resting the legs.

With 20 resistance levels to meet the needs of all users, the xRide equips exercisers to perform leisurely rides or go all-out with a variety of training routines, from Beginner to 30:30 Interval, a challenging athletic program.

The new xRide recumbent ellipticals are sold at specialty fitness retailers throughout the United States with MSRPs of $4,299 for the xR6xi, $3,899 for the xR6x and $2,899 for the xR4x. The free SmartLink app for the xRide will be available in December at iTunes® at http://bit.ly/octanesmartlink.

Octane Fitness Background
Relentlessly fueled to reinvent zero-impact cardiovascular exercise, Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical machine, introduced a new category with the xRide® recumbent elliptical, designed strength-infused cardio with the unique CROSS CiRCUIT®, created exercise in a new direction with the LateralX®, reinvented running with the Zero Runner® and is leading smarter training with SmartLink™. Defined by standout innovations, and driven to deliver more effective, efficient and rewarding workouts, Octane is engineering elliptical domination.

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Find Octane at http://www.Facebook.com/OctaneFitness. Images are available; contact Julie King at 847.638.1582 or jking(at)octanefitness(dot)com. For more information, contact the company at 888-OCTANE4 (888-628-2634) or http://www.octanefitness.com. Octane Fitness, CROSS CiRCUIT, LateralX, xRide and Zero Runner are registered trademarks of Octane Fitness. All other trademarks are protected by their respective owners.

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