The all-new Octane ZR8 Zero Runner 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
- SmartLink™ 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
The Zero Runner cracked the code to replicate real running motion with zero impact. Incorporating the Zero Runner into your training schedule allows you to continue to add the miles but without the impact on your joints.
The pedals are independent so you have free motion and flexibility to create a customized stride to walk, jog or run that feels best to your body. The patented hip and knee joints on the Zero Runner facilitate this custom motion and natural stride – you can replicate exactly what you do outside.
Instead of simply adding additional miles — get more out of every mile by supplementing your training with the Zero Runner so you stay strong and prevent injuries.
Whether you’re starting an exercise program, running career or an experienced marathoner, you will benefit from the zero impact on your body, ultimately resulting in superior running performance.
Build your endurance, strengthen your muscles and look forward to your next run outside by combining the best of both worlds with the Zero Runner and outdoor running.
One of the best ways to stay injury-free during your running or workout program is to cross train. Whether you’re a walker, exerciser, weekend warrior or ultra runner, everyone can benefit from cross training on the Zero Runner to reduce the risk of getting injured.
Cross training varies the stresses to the body so that overall conditioning improves and you strengthen your weak links.
Plus, cross training can decrease the tendency to overtrain by incorporating balance and variety, so you can stay injury free and keep working toward your goal.
Why You Should Replace Your Treadmill with a Zero Runner
Treadmills don't eliminate joint stress, and each step results in significant pressure on the body. Plus, your form on a treadmill is different than outside because you must adjust due to the moving belt.
The Zero Runner removes the weight on your joints so you can get your walk, jog or run in but without the impact. And, on the Zero Runner, your form is truer to what you do outside.
Stay as strong throughout your workout with the Zero Runner.
The video shows how the stride on the Zero Runner matches the runners stride on a treadmill.
Zero Runner also has a much larger range of motion compared to a traditional elliptical machine.
CROSS CiRCUIT with SmartLink
Learn how you can easily integrate strength training, yoga or stretching into your workout routine with the CROSS CiRCUIT program in the SmartLink app.
SmartLink Connect IQ
The SmartLink custom app for Garmin® smartwatches now enables runners to track outdoor runs as well as indoor sessions on the Zero Runner, including pace, distance, calories, and more.
Runners now can bridge the gap between outdoor and indoor workouts without losing useful data – enabling them to log miles outside and then on the Zero Runner to minimize excessive repetitive impact.
SmartLink lets you pick your exercise goals – Lose Weight, Feel Better, Get Stronger and improve Athletic Performance – and develops individual 30-, 60-, or 90-day customized programs as your virtual personal trainer and motivating coach that keeps you working toward your goal.
Each time you log in, the app delivers your personalized workout regimen, duration and intensity level designed with input from fitness professionals, athletic coaches and physical therapists to stimulate progress and performance. SmartLink even re-calibrates mid-plan if necessary to ensure that you are on track.
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Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0; 3rd generation iPad or later (including all iPad minis); iPhone 5 or later; iPod Touch 5th generation or later; running iOS 8.0 or later. Android Tablets running Android OS 5.0 or later, 1 GB of RAM (not compatible with Android phones)
To become a better and more efficient runner it's all about the data and now SmartLink offers the stride tracing technology.
Runners can monitor the health of their stride throughout the workout with the Stride Tracing technology in SmartLink. Monitor your stride throughout your run and you'll see right away when your stride changes as fatigue sets in.
SmartLink traces your stride length and heel kick height so you can keep a constant eye on your so you can easily adjust your form and perform stronger.
SmartLink makes it easy to see and share your progress, as it automatically stores your workouts and preferences and tracks your sweat session details – all in one convenient app!
You can monitor distance, speed, heart rate and more for today’s workout, the past 30 days or since you began using SmartLink – for a quick, comprehensive view of your efforts.
Plus, share your success and stay on track with social media links, available directly through SmartLink.
Octane makes it EASY
No more digging around in magazines or online trying to find articles that provide cross training exercises. With the CROSS CiRCUIT program, it’s easier than ever to perform the strength and stretching workouts that you know you should be doing.
With a click of a button in the SmartLink app, try a customized workout based on your exercise or running goal to help you accomplish more faster.
Capitalize on CROSS CiRCUIT to propel your training to new heights.
Doing too much, too soon or too fast can cause an injury, sideline you and delay your training. Incorporating cross training with the Zero Runner has never been easier with the CROSS CiRCUIT program and the SmartLink app.
CROSS CiRCUIT combines cardio intervals on the Zero Runner with strength training or stretching exercises next to the machine for the ultimate in effectiveness and efficiency.
Holistic Approach to Running
Exclusively running is a thing of the past. Now, smart athletes, including professional marathoners, attest to the power of cross training to improve their race times and recovery.
With CROSS CiRCUIT on the Zero Runner, you can help minimize overuse injuries by strengthening the entire body and incorporating different exercises, such as lateral training, plyometrics, core moves, stretching and upper-body work.
Take on your weaker links and watch your performance soar.
CROSS CiRCUIT Powerband Kit
Polar Chest Strap
With the CROSS CiRCUIT+ Powerband Kit, you can add even more variety and intensify your CROSS CiRCUIT+ workouts.
CROSS CiRCUIT band kit includes:
Note: Set of Green Powerbands (light resistance) are included with purchase of Zero Runner and Q Series models with xi consoles
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:
Note: Wireless heart rate monitoring is only available on xi, ci, ce, and e model consumer consoles, ZR8 and ZR7 Zero Runners and all commercial grade products.