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Cybex 790T Review

Quick Summary

The 790T is the top treadmill in Cybex International’s premier collection for health clubs and elite home gyms.

Pleasing club managers and members alike, the 790T is low maintenance and loaded with luxury features.

Highlights include ample workout programming, excellent shock absorption and the option to add a 15″ touch screen with access to digital entertainment and on-demand video workouts.

Get the details from our complete Cybex 790T Treadmill review below.


Model Cybex 790T

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Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.5 - 15.6 mph

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 20%

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

5 HP peak AC drive motor

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

22" x 60"

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.


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


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

Max. Weight

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

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.

Contact Grips and Wireless

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

82.5" x 36" x 60"

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

8 x 15 LED matrix
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

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


Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

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


The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: 10 years
Parts: 7 years residential
5 years light commercial and commercial
Labor: 3 years residential and light commercial
2 year commercial

Rating: 93.6%

Our Rating

Rating: 93.6/100. The Cybex 790T is a premium commercial treadmill for walkers and runners at all training levels.This luxury cardio trainer is especially eye-catching when it’s topped with a 15″ viewing screen, but its less obvious specs are impressive too. The 790T features the brand’s steepest maximum incline settings, has a 5.0 HP motor and is speedier than most treadmills. For comfort its workout area is extra-wide and features IS3 Intelligent Step Suspension. This suspension system is patterned after cushioning in the best running shoes to provide different levels of impact absorption throughout the trainee’s stride.

Cybex cardio trainers are available in virtually any color. Popular choices are shown on the manufacturer’s treadmill sale pages, plus custom choices are available to suit the decor of any club or home workout room.
Whether the machine is used commercially or residentially it carries a competitive labor warranty plus generous coverage for the frame, motor, deck and moving parts. Easy to care for, the 790T Treadmill only requires occasional vacuuming and a belt change every 15,000 miles.


  • Low maintenance
  • Spacious workout area (60″ x 22″)
  • Excellent cushioning
  • 5.0 HP motor
  • Top speed 15.6 mph
  • 20% power incline
  • Touch screen monitors (4.3″ and 15.6″)
  • iPod/iPhone integration
  • Wireless heart rate receiver
  • Contact heart rate monitoring
  • Magazine rack
  • Utility tray
  • Personal cooling fan
  • Two water bottle holders
  • Safety rails
  • Safety lanyard
  • High weight capacity
  • Available in any color


  • High price
  • Expensive parts replacement after warranty expires


The 790T is built by Cybex International, a worldwide supplier of commercial fitness equipment. This treadmill is the most advanced model in the brand’s lineup. Built to accommodate runners as well as walkers, the 790T has a spacious workout surface, a high top speed, and a ramp that can auto-adjust to mimic the terrain of outdoor routes. This elite cardio trainer has a small touchscreen program monitor and can be upgraded with a 15.6″ high definition viewing screen.

Read on for details about the Cybex 790T’s two monitors, its special features and the warranties for different settings.

Workout Programs/Monitor

The standard monitor for Cybex 790T treadmills is called CardioTouch™. Its 4.3″ touch screen is a multilingual control center for workout programs and entertainment. Here club members can set up workouts and also charge and control mobile devices including smartphones and MP3 players. The preset workouts are diverse and fitness tests are provided too.

Even better, the 790T is available with a 15.6″ monitor upgrade. The E3 View HD monitor has three viewing modes: Exercise, Entertainment and Escape. It can be used with the Cybex GO digital platform, which delivers advanced workout programming, on-demand music videos, live high definition TV and other features.

Cybex 790T Features

The 790T has several extremes that help make it especially appealing:

  1. Speed is a top feature of the Cybex 790T. While most treadmills have maximum speeds of 12 mph, the 790T can support 15.6 mph (25 kph).
  2. Incline is also a strength. This model has a 20% maximum incline, which is the steepest available on Cybex treadmills and those from most other brands.
  3. A third extreme is track width. The 790T has a 22″ wide track, which gives extra elbow room compared with the standard 20″ wide running surface.
  4. Motor power is above average. The Cybex 790T has a 5.0 HP motor. The industry standard is 3.0 CHP or about 3.0 HP.

Heart rate monitoring is supported with wireless telemetry and contact pulse sensors.

This treadmill is compatible with iPhone and iPod. It has on-screen controls for easy navigation during workouts.

Other convenience factors include speed and incline controls on the treadmill’s cross bar, two large bottle holders, a reading rack and a storage area.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Cybex 790T Treadmill is sold with a choice of three warranties: residential, entry commercial and full commercial.
Frame: 10 years
Parts: 7 years residential, 5 years entry commercial and full commercial
Labor: 3 years residential and entry commercial, 2 years full commercial


With its only potential drawback being the high price, the Cybex 790T is an obvious top choice for shoppers with higher budgets. It outperforms most others and is also luxurious in terms of exercise programming and entertainment. This elite treadmill is ready for heavy fitness club traffic and can last a lifetime if limited to home use.

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