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Cybex 770AT Review

Quick Summary

The 770AT is the premier Cybex Arc Trainer.

Arc Trainers outperform elliptical machines by being even tougher on calories and gentler on knees.

For the lower body a Cybex Arc Trainer supports three low-impact exercises: gliding, striding and climbing. For the upper body it has moving handlebars with customized resistance. Other highlights for the 770AT include a touch screen, iPod/iPhone compatibility and optional TV.

Learn more from our full 770AT review.

Specifications

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Model Cybex 770AT
Rating

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88.1%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$8,645
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$8,645
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.

13
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.

Pulse 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" 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 37" 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: 88.1%

Our Rating

Rating: 88.1/100 Want an alternative to elliptical trainers? Treat your body to the powerful yet gentle Cybex 770AT Arc Trainer. Compared with the best ellipticals, Cybex Arc Trainers allow even faster calorie burn and better joint protection. The 770AT leads its series.

How it works: The Arc Trainer supports total body training. For the lower body it promotes arc-shaped striding (an alternative to elliptical striding) that’s especially effective at toning hamstrings and glutes. The footpath is 24″ at its longest, making it possible to simulate cross-country gliding. The stride path naturally shortens as the incline is raised. A color-coded “muscle map” on the Arc Trainer touch screen indicates which lower body muscles are being worked. Also shown are the muscles recruited with upper body exercise.

Beyond its excellent biomechanics and muscle toning, the 770AT impresses with workout programming and modern tech. It’s loaded with 13 preset workouts and has a 4.3-inch touch screen for program navigation and controlling an iPod or iPhone. Also available (sold separately) is a 15.6″ HD monitor with virtual reality video workouts, live TV, on-demand TV and other features.

Cybex Arc Trainers are made in the USA with excellent quality control. They’re sold with a choice of three warranties: residential, light commercial and full commercial. The MSRP for the Cybex 770AT is $8,645.

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • High price

Introduction

The Cybex 770AT Arc Trainer is a club-quality trainer for the whole body. For the lower body it supports smooth arc-shaped motion for taking long glides, natural strides or short steps to simulate climbing. For the upper body it has moving arm bars that are about 80% more effective than those on elliptical cross trainers. Our Arc Trainer review continues with a look at workout programming and special features.

Workout Programs

The 770AT Arc Trainer has 13 training programs: Quick Start, Weight Loss (3), Cardio (2), Shaping (2),  Strength (3), Adaptive Power, Constant Power and Heart Rate Control. These programs control the machine’s resistance and incline. Most programs have 10 challenge levels. Data shown are time elapsed, distance, calories, calories per hour, METs, Watts, strides per minute, heart rate and heart rate zone. Heart rate zone is indicated with a multicolored light system.

Arc Trainer Elliptical Features

A multilingual 4.3″ touch screen is provided for setting up workouts. This screen can also be used for controlling volume or navigating an iPod or iPhone. The Cybex Arc Trainer console has a magazine rack, two accessory trays and a bottle holder.

Sold separately from the 770AT is a compatible 15.6″ HD monitor, which can be used in Entertainment mode, Escape mode or with Cybex GO workout programming.

An audio receiver can be added for digital radio.

The 770AT Arc Trainer is compatible with iPod and iPhone. It can charge devices and has console controls for volume and menu navigation. The Arc Trainer can also sync with a mobile app for tracking exercise data.

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 own logo.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Cybex 770AT Arc Trainer is sold with residential, light commercial and commercial warranty packages. All include 10 years of coverage for the frame. Other 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 770AT is an enticing alternative to elliptical machines. This Arc Trainer enables an even lower impact workout than ellipticals can, plus it supports rapid calorie burn and targeted muscle toning. With iPod integration, optional TV and other perks it’s the complete package for successful workouts.