Octane Fitness Equips xRide With Embedded Touch Screen

The popular commercial xRide seated elliptical machine from Octane Fitness, LLC, is now available with Octane’s exclusive Embedded Touch Screen, which adds a multitude of entertainment options and workout feedback.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Oct. 10, 2012 – The popular commercial xRide seated elliptical machine from Octane Fitness, LLC (www.octanefitness.com), is now available with Octane's exclusive Embedded Touch Screen, which adds a multitude of entertainment options and workout feedback for greater motivation and performance. The new xR6000Touch is debuting October 11-12 at booth #1406 at the Club Industry Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The lower-body-only xR5000 also can be equipped with the Embedded Touch Screen, which rounds out Octane's full-line offering of seated and standing (Pro4700 and Pro3700) elliptical machines with touch screen options.

Equipped with the Intel® Atom™ processor and an integrated 15.6” wide LCD screen powered by Netpulse™, the Embedded Touch Screen offers live TV and iPhone® and iPod® compatibility; Netpulse's library of thousands of on demand TV shows and music videos, movie trailers, news and sports content; Virtual Active™; and the ability to create free custom playlists on the spot.

“The Embedded Touch Screen brings workouts to an entirely new level, and gives xRide users so many great choices in entertainment and exercise information,” said Tim Porth, executive vice president of product development and marketing at Octane Fitness.

In addition to customized entertainment, the easy-to-use Embedded Touch Screen showcases live workout statistics, with a choice of several views, including simple, bar chart, heart rate active graph and track. Its exclusive split screen design simultaneously displays entertainment and workout data, so exercisers can easily track intensity without having to toggle between screens.

Users also can track workouts, create and edit entertainment playlists and adjust personal preferences on any Octane elliptical by creating an account 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.

Health clubs benefit from easy management 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.

The xRide delivers comfort and challenge to all levels of exercisers with its PowerStroke technology that demands 343% more glute activity and burns 23% more calories than recumbent bikes. And the Active Seat Position accommodates any size exerciser with more tilt and height adjustments for the perfect fit. Plus, xRide users can benefit from both cardiovascular and resistance training by taking advantage of Octane's signature Leg Press and Chest Press workout boosters.

The xR6000Touch is priced at $7,498 USD, and the xR5000Touch is $7,298 USD.

Octane Fitness Background

Relentlessly fueled to reinvent low-impact cardiovascular exercise, Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical machine, 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, LateralX and xRide are registered trademarks of Octane Fitness. ANT+, Garmin, Intel, iPod, iPhone and Virtual Active are registered trademarks of their respective owners