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Cybex 770A Review

Quick Summary

The 770A is the top Cybex Arc Trainer for cardio exercise and strengthening the lower body.

It outperforms ellipticals by more than 15% in terms of calorie burn, plus it’s gentler on the body.

This versatile fitness machine has 21 incline settings to support three types of movement: gliding, climbing and striding. Other highlights are a touch screen with iPod/iPhone compatibility and an optional integrated TV.

Learn more from our full Cybex 770A review below.

Specifications

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Model Cybex 700A
Rating

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86.6%
List Price

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$8,245
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$8,245
Resistance

Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

Up to 900 Watts
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

n/a
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

24"
Pedals

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Cushioned & Adjustable
Incline

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.

21 Levels
Flywheel

The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

n/a
Programs

Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

12
User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

n/a
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Wireless and Contact Grips
Display

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

4.3-inch Touchscreen
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

400 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

76" x 32" x 62.5"
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.

Folding?

Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Residential: 5 years parts, 3 years labor
Light Commercial: 3 years parts, 3 years labor
Full Commercial: 3 years parts, 1 year labor

Rating: 86.6%

Our Rating

Rating: 86.6/100. Tough on calories but gentle on joints, the commercial quality Cybex 770A Arc Trainer competes well against the best elliptical trainers. This innovative cardio machine tones the lower body with up to 24″ long strides. Its arc-shaped stride path has 21 incline settings to support the motions of gliding, walking and climbing. The excellent biomechanics allow rapid calorie burn and efficient muscle toning with very low impact, and a body map on the Cybex 770A’s touch screen indicates which muscles are being worked.

This Cybex also has impressive electronics for workout programming and entertainment. The 770A has a 4.3″ touch screen monitor loaded with more than a dozen workout programs and convenient controls for an iPod or iPhone. Also available is a 15.6″ high definition monitor that’s compatible with the Cybex GO digital platform. Cybex GO delivers virtual reality video workouts, live TV, on-demand TV and other features.

Cybex Arc Trainers can be ordered in virtually any frame color. Fitness clubs can further personalize the machines with custom media, such as their digital logos and member promotions. The MSRP for the Cybex 770A is $8,245 with a choice of residential, light commercial or full commercial warranty.

Pros:

  • Very low impact
  • Ideal for cardio, weight loss, muscle toning and strength training
  • Glide, stride or climb
  • 21 incline settings
  • Muscle map
  • Maximum 900 Watts resistance
  • Machine adjusts resistance to user weight
  • Preset workouts
  • Optional Cybex GO with extra workouts and tracking
  • Heart rate control
  • Wireless and contact pulse monitoring
  • 4.3″ touch screen
  • iPod/iPhone compatible
  • Optional 15.6″ monitor with web and TV
  • Optional receiver for audio subscription services
  • Two-speed fan
  • Custom frame colors
  • Made in the USA

Cons:

  • High price
  • Does not have moving arm bars

Introduction

The Cybex 770A Arc Trainer is a high quality alternative to commercial elliptical machines. It supports very efficient lower body exercise with smooth arc-shaped motion. Its maximum stride of 24 inches naturally shortens as the incline increases, letting the trainee move from gliding to striding to climbing. Key benefits are rapid calorie burn and muscle sculpting along with cardiovascular exercise. This top-of-the-line model pairs excellent low-impact ergonomics with appealing electronics including iPod/iPhone compatibility, a touch screen and an optional widescreen display.

Workout Programs

The 770A Arc Trainer has 13 built-in training programs to support diverse workout goals: Quick Start, Weight Loss (3), Cardio (2), Shaping (2),  Strength (3), Adaptive Power, Constant Power and Heart Rate Control. Each program controls the machine’s resistance and incline and has 10 challenge levels.

Additional workout programs — including some in virtual reality video format — are available via Cybex GO on an optional 15.6″ monitor.

The session data shown are time elapsed, distance, calories, calories per hour, Watts, METs, strides per minute, heart rate and heart rate zone. Heart rate zone is indicated with a multicolored light system.

Cybex 770A Arc Trainer Features

The Cybex 770A has a multilingual 4.3″ touch screen for setting up workouts and controlling an iPod or iPhone. The Arc Trainer can also sync with a mobile app for tracking exercise data. Its iPod/iPhone port can charge an attached device.

Sold separately from the 770A is a compatible 15.6″ HD monitor. It can be used in three modes called Exercise, Entertainment and Escape. This monitor is compatible with the Cybex GO subscription service for top-notch workout programming, on-demand TV programming, web browsing and more. An audio receiver can be added for digital radio too.

The Cybex Arc Trainer console has two workout fans to help trainees keep comfortable. The console also has a magazine rack, two accessory trays and a bottle holder.

For branding purposes Cybex trainers are available in virtually any frame color. Additionally the optional HD monitor can be programmed to show a facility’s logo and custom media for club members.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Cybex 770A Arc Trainer is sold with residential, light commercial and commercial warranty packages. All include 10 years of coverage for the frame. The buyer protections are as follows:

– Residential: 5 years parts, 3 years labor

– Light Commercial: 3 years parts, 3 years labor

– Full Commercial: 3 years parts, 1 year labor

Conclusion

The Cybex 770A is an appealing alternative to elliptical machines. Using an arc shape instead of an elliptical shape, it delivers superior muscle toning and calorie burn while being lower impact than ellipticals too. Beyond the great biomechanics it engages trainees with its iPod/iPhone integration, mobile app syncing, touchscreen, and (optional) Cybex GO platform. We’re a bit partial to the 770AT with moving arm bars, but if you only seek lower body training and the 770A fits your budget, it’s an easy choice.