Octane Fitness ZR8 Zero Runner
The all-new ZR8 was built with one goal in mind – performance. And performance means many things – power, speed, endurance, efficiency, versatility and recovery. With the ZR8 premium zero-impact running machine, you’re equipped to take your running program to the next level.
What makes the ZR8 so unique are the aircraft-grade aluminum legs that facilitate a faster cadence, the lightweight pedals, higher resistance range, performance grips for progression training and technology that helps correct imbalances. Unlike anything available to runners, every detail of the ZR8 is engineered for unprecedented futuristic performance, efficiency, power and speed. Are you ready to run faster?
- Smarter than a treadmill
- Aircraft-grade, light aluminum legs
- Higher resistance variance
- Performance grips and contoured moving handles
- Console displays all your favorite running stats
- Stride tracing
- Octane Fitness app compatible
- Bluetooth® 4.0 for mobile device connectivity
- BLE and ANT+ compatible; heart rate chest strap included
- Wireless heart rate (Polar, ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0)
- Digital contact heart rate
- Quiet, cordless power operation
Benefits of Zero-Impact Running
The Zero Runner is a hybrid of a treadmill and an elliptical so you get the best of both – a true running motion without the impact. It is a powerful tool that enables runners to better manage repetitive impact forces that over time that can damage the body.
Replicate real running motion by fully extending your lower leg and kicking up your heel – just like you do outside. Whether running outside or inside, one thing you get is jarring impact. Run smarter on the Zero Runner by supplementing high impact outside runs with lower impact.
By eliminating stress on the joints and muscles, the Zero Runner helps runners manage recurring issues, avoid future injuries and extend their running career.
Zero Runner v. Treadmill
Watch this video to see how the Zero Runner stride is the same as that used on a treadmill – only without the repetitive pounding and ground forces on the body.
That's why the Zero Runner is better than a treadmill. It provides you all the same benefits of a treadmill workout but the Zero Runner also provides protection for your joints. Incorporate the Zero Runner into your routine for greater efficiency, more strength and avoid injury.
Run Stronger, Improve Form
The ZR8 model is the fast, versatile choice for the elite runner, marathon racer or anyone who wants to run more efficiently, longer and faster. It helps runners build endurance and speed while managing any recurring issues and avoiding overuse injuries.
Plus, with the gait tracing technology on the Zero Runner, you can keep an eye on your form to ensure that it remains consistent and strong, even as fatigue sets in. Maintain proper form to reduce impact whether on the Zero or on the road.
Made of aircraft-grade aluminum and redesigned lightweight pedals, the ZR8 boasts light legs and a fast cadence. With the smooth, natural motion, the Zero Runner is running…only better…so you can focus on greater efficiency and enhanced performance.
And with the reinforced frame, the rock-solid ZR8 is built for maximum stability and to take a beating, over and over, to the finish line.
Equipped with a higher workload, the ZR8 lets you vary the resistance level throughout runs. Turn it down and sprint or increase the resistance to work on your heel kick and activate more hamstrings, quads and glutes.
Change the resistance to incorporate different paced intervals and tempo runs to become an overall stronger runner.
As training progresses, step up to the free-moving performance handles that allow you to replicate the natural arm motion you use outside. With the performance handles, you also benefit from greater core and balance work.
When it comes to upper-body ergonomics, the contoured handles place you in an ideal upright position, ready to run. Multiple hand placement options fit users of all sizes and preferences.
For maximum efficiency and comfort, place the hands at the top of the handles and run with your thumbs up.
Octane Fitness App
The Octane Fitness app is a free workout app that helps link your fitness goals to real results! The app wirelessly connects to and controls your Octane machine from your mobile device. You can access a ton of programs that make workouts more efficient, effective and motivating!
Take advantage of goal-based programs; workout tracking; live videos of CROSS CiRCUIT exercises and Workout Boosters and a ton of extras that help you get – and stay – fit!
Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0; 4th generation iPad or later, iPad Mini 2 or later, iPhone 5 or later, iPod Touch 6th generation or later; running iOS 11.0 or later. Internet connectivity required for certain videos either through WiFi or mobile networks (GSM/3G/4G/LTE).
Note: Video is of Octane Fitness app on Apple iOS device.
Polar Chest Strap
Get more out of your workout when you use a Polar non-coded chest strap for wireless heart rate monitoring. Polar chest strap gives real-time readout of heart rate and allows for more accurate calorie burn tracking. Must use Polar non-coded chest strap with Octane Fitness ellipticals.
Adjustable chest strap sizes:
- Small – 23 to 47 inches
- Medium – 25 to 54 inches
- Large – 33 to 63 inches
Octane ZR8 Zero Runner Features & Specifications:
|Aircraft-grade, light aluminum legs||Yes|
|Grips||Performance grips and contoured moving handles|
|Display||Console Displays all your favorite running stats.|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0 for mobile device connectivity.|
|Heart Rate Chest Strap||Included; BLE & ANT+ compatible|
|Power Operation||Quiet, cordless power operation|
|Dimensions||63in x 58in x 38in|
|Product Weight||190 lbs|
|Maximum User Weight||300 lbs|
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Product is well made and performs as I had hoped and as is demonstrated in videos. Comes with Bluetooth HRM