Octane Fitness ZR8 Zero Runner Review

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  • Smarter than a treadmill
  • Total body suspension
  • Naturally adjusting stride length up to 58”
  • Aircraft grade aluminum pedals
  • Moving armbars with contoured grips
  • A wide range of resistance
  • Cordless
  • Digital contact heart rate
  • Gait tracer helps you maintain proper form
  • SmartLink compatible
  • Higher resistance variance
  • Performance grips and contoured moving handles
  • Console displays all your favorite running stats
  • Stride tracing
  • Quiet, cordless power operation
  • Water bottle holder
  • Transport wheels
  • Tablet holders
  • Wireless heart rate monitor with straps included
  • Contoured moving handlebars
  • Console displays favorite running stats


  • No speaker or cooling fan
  • The resistance is at the back of the machine
  • Not compatible with Cross Circuit Pro Kit
  • The console displays basic data, and it’s not back-lit
  • Moving handlebars don’t have heart rate sensors
  • No incline
  • A bit pricey


The ZR8 Zero Runner is every trainees’ new experience in elliptical training. It might take a little time for the body to figure out a different ride or workout process but it will surely help in achieving fitness goals. The machine allows you to bend your knees just as if you’re running outdoors. Thanks to its innovative design.

Octane Fitness ZR8 Zero Runner Review

Product Overview

Want to take your running or workout program to the next level? Then Octane Fitness ZR8 Zero Runner will do the job. The Zero Runner ZR8 by Octane’s new zero impact fitness machine is the perfect blend of elliptical and treadmill machines. Using this trainer will get you the best of both machines without having to worry about the impact. It is a unique machine built with extreme speed, power, endurance, versatility, efficiency, and recovery. Its extensive range of motion makes it profoundly different from other regular elliptical machines available in the market.

Octane Fitness ZR8 has a set of cross circuit resistance bands, media rack, water bottle holder, accessory tray, heart rate chest strap and transport wheels.


  • Weight: 191 Lbs
  • Dimensions: 63L x 38W x 48H
  • Max user weight: 300 Lbs
  • Stride Length: 0-58 Inches
  • Programs: 35
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Power Source: Self-Powered
  • Display: Not back-lit
  • Compact: Yes
  • Bottle Holder: Yes
  • Media Shelf: Yes
  • Folding: No
  • Speaker: No
  • Cooling Fan: No
  • Flywheel: No
  • Bidirectional: No
  • Resistance: No
  • Incline Ramp: No


With the innovative design of the Runner ZR8, allows trainees to bend their knees while doing short and long strides, mimic running or do some sprints. It has an innovative design that will support natural walking gait, and it automatically adjusts for shorter steps and long-running strides up to 58”.

The machine’s LCD has a built-in Bluetooth with good compatibility to Smart-Link App where users can create workout programs based on their training and fitness goals. With the  Smart-Link App, users can adjust their stride settings according to which areas to work on more. The app also stores users daily workout progress to compare improvement on a weekly or a monthly basis. There are a total of 35 preset workout programs available on the trainer. 31 of them are on the Smart-Link app, and the other four are on the console.

To sum it all up, the Octane Fitness ZR8 Zero Runner Elliptical Trainer will provide you a more intensive and faster training without impact. This combination of an elliptical trainer and hybrid treadmill provides a full body suspension.

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