Octane’s LateralX Ellipticals Now Feature Embedded Touch Screen

The incredibly popular LateralX (LX8000) lateral elliptical machine from Octane Fitness, LLC is now available with the company’s exclusive Embedded Touch Screen, debuting today at the 2013 IHRSA Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.
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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – March 20, 2013 – The incredibly popular LateralX (LX8000) lateral elliptical machine from Octane Fitness, LLC is now available with the company’s exclusive Embedded Touch Screen, debuting today at the 2013 International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

Adding multiple entertainment choices and workout feedback for greater interactivity and motivation, Octane’s Embedded Touch Screen utilizes an Intel® Atom™ processor and an integrated 15.6” wide LCD screen powered by Netpulse™. Health clubs benefit from enhanced asset management, via easy interface and automatic updates with new content and software upgrades, along with machine usage reporting and member data. The network-enabled Embedded Touch Screen also features a USB data port, and a CSAFE®/FitLinxx® wireless option.

Exercisers can enjoy Netpulse’s library of thousands of on demand TV shows and music videos, movie trailers, news and sports content; Virtual Active™; the ability to create free custom playlists on the spot; and iPhone® and iPod® compatibility.

“The LateralX is really a game-changer as far as low-impact workouts, and our Embedded Touch Screen now fuels exercisers with the ultimate entertainment and feedback,” said Tim Porth, executive vice president of product development and marketing at Octane Fitness.

An innovative split screen on the simple-to-navigate Embedded Touch Screen simultaneously displays entertainment and live workout statistics so users can keep an eye on intensity and progress without toggling between screens. Several workout views are available, including simple, bar chart, heart rate active graph and track. And exercise feedback provides interactivity, offering video coaching, countdowns and visuals showing muscles used, remaining reps and correctional tips.

Exercisers also can track workouts, create and edit entertainment playlists and adjust personal preferences on any Octane elliptical through Netpulse. The console is ANT+ compatible, linking with Garmin® watches and heart rate monitor straps, as well as other ANT+ devices, which all seamlessly upload to Garmin Connect™, Training Peaks™, Map My Run and many other fitness tracking sites.

The LateralX from Octane Fitness offers smooth, 3D motion that goes from a vertical elliptical stepping motion to an adjustable side-to-side motion for total-body workouts that utilize 10 varying planes of motion, resulting in customized exercise that builds stamina, muscular endurance and coordination.

University research shows that users experience a 27% increase in caloric expenditure going from lateral width 1 to the maximum width of 10 on the LateralX. Studies also indicate that the LateralX motion represents a 30% increase in hip abduction, hip adduction and knee extension over traditional ellipticals.

On the new LateralXTouch, Octane’s popular CROSS CiRCUIT® combined cardio and strength routines now feature videos demonstrating various strength exercises to provide users with proper form and exercise variety.

The LateralX Touch is priced at $9,599.

Octane Fitness Background
Relentlessly fueled to reinvent low-impact cardiovascular exercise, Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical cross trainer, introduced a new category with the xRide seated elliptical, designed strength-infused cardio with the unique CROSS CiRCUIT and now leads exercise in an entirely new direction with the LateralX. 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 www.Facebook.com/OctaneFitness. Images are available; contact Julie King at 847.638.1582 or jking@octanefitness.com. For more information, contact the company at 888-OCTANE4 (888-628-2634) or www.octanefitness.com. Octane Fitness, CROSS CiRCUIT and LateralX are registered trademarks of Octane Fitness. ANT+, Garmin, Intel, iPod, iPhone and Virtual Active are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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