Cybex 770t Treadmill Review
In addition to Landice L8 LTD, Precor TRM 835 or Life Fitness Club Series, Cybex 770T Treadmill is rated as one of the best commercial models on the market out there, which is designed to withstand heavy traffic. Here is some information about this product that is essential for those who are looking for a commercial treadmill.
- 1 Cybex 770T description
- 2 Cybex 770T Treadmill - Personal review
- 3 Similar models to Cybex 770T Treadmill
Cybex 770T Treadmill - Pros & Cons
Cybex 770T description
The 770T includes 5 HP continuous duty motor while another more expensive model like Precor TRM 835 only has 4.0 HP one. The motor is very powerful and durable compared to other types of motor on the market.
With 60″ x 22″ running area, it is considered as the most spacious workout area available on the market. It is also 2” wider than running area on Life Fitness Club Series Treadmill. This surface can accommodate trainees of about any height. Besides, the track includes comfortable handrails (patented Cybex ARMZ) for safety.
Running on treadmill is often softer than running on the roads. Therefore, most of treadmills are equipped with cushioning system. This model is no exception. It is also featured with IS3 Intelligent Suspension System which is designed after the best running shoes and has ability to reduce shock and impact put on user’s joints to ensure they can avoid unexpected injuries as well as have a comfortable workout.
A 4.3-inch touch screen allows user to access exercise programs and control an iPod® or iPhone®. Information can be shown in English, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Danish and Dutch. Another 15.6″ monitor is wide and offers three viewing modes: Exercise, Escape and Entertainment to fit anybody’s workout style. When using this with CybexGO, you can stream extra workout programming plus video entertainment.
There are nine of the preset workout programs loaded in this machine to help people meet goals for distance, time and calorie burn. In addition to these, the machine also has six military workouts, a 1-mile test and other fitness programs. Besides, you can enjoy virtual workout environments through a digital platform called Cybex GO equipped on this treadmill.
The deck can be inclined up to 15% with controls on the cross bar and on the monitor. Like other treadmills, especially high-end models, a maximum 15% incline of this machine adds more cardio challenge and helps people avoid fitness plateaus.
Heart rate monitoring
The treadmill also provides heart rate monitoring with contact and wireless readers. Heart rate information is color coded with yellow, red and green.
Beside a stop button, the 770T has a safety lanyard to switch off the treadmill in case of emergency. And like other Cybex treadmills, this model also has Safety Sentry which includes handrails and a user detection feature.
The Cybex 770T is a premium model available with residential, light commercial and full commercial warranties. Including:
- 10 years on frame
- 3 years residential and light commercial, 2 years full commercial on labor
- 5 years residential, 3 years light commercial or full commercial on parts
Cybex 770T Treadmill - Personal review
Comfort and Support
At first, plenty of workout programs loaded in this machine never make me feel bored because I always have new thing for training every day. It indeed gives me everything I want so I can enhance my workouts and have fun while I am doing it. The 770T has more entertainment features than other models I had before that help me improve my comfort and balance during the exercise session.
Especially, the well-cushioned and spacious running surface gives my body less shock and provides long enough workout area for me to take long strides so I always have a more comfortable run with reduced risk of injury. Plus, the cushioning system also let me perfectly mimic my natural run by giving a soft landing that will become firmer when I need to push off into my next stride. Another supportive feature is extended bars which provide extra safety and stability.
When it comes to convenience features, this treadmill of Cybex includes incline and speed controls on the crossbar for me to access them easily during my workouts. There is also a magazine rack, two bottle holders and an accessory tray designed on the machine for support and entertainment purposes. However, a small thing I don’t like on this model is that it doesn’t include foldable feature so it is rather difficult for me to store or move it.
The performance basics of Cybex 770T Treadmill are exceptional. I had never thought that there would be a stronger machine than my old one until I met the Cybex 770T Treadmill. Its 5.0 HP motor run so smoothly and quietly that can support me run exceed 12 MPH without any shake or noise. Unlike other cheaper machines, I feel more confident to do my workouts in the morning with the 770T because it has never made my children waked up.
Additionally, a maximum 15% incline also helps me burn more calorie and tone more targeted muscle than my old model- ProForm PRO 2000 could do. And by adjusting the incline down to 1%, I can replicate the effect of light wind on my training. How great it is!
Quality and Durability
The Cybex 770T Treadmill is a high end model built to commercial standards that requires very minimal maintenance. It not only provides high performance but is also equipped with impressive electronics and durable parts to withstanding the most rigorous workouts time as well as last its longevity. I was impressed with its strong motor and sturdy steel frame. I have used it for six to seven month but it is still very new.
Moreover, the great warranty policy of Cybex really makes me feel peace in mind about the quality and durability of the 770T Treadmill. However, it will be very expensive for me to replace its parts after warranty expires.
I mainly use this for my running at home. But in fact, it can work out at any level. You can use this to walk, jog or run at the distance and speed that fits your fitness goals and level. Moreover, the long track and its high weight capacity up to 400 pounds can be suitable for almost any runner. The treadmill is really a top choice for plush home gyms and better fitness centers. However, in my opinion, it is sincerely to say that it seems to be rather extravagant to use this for home use because of its expensive price. It is better to be used for fitness clubs.
Similar models to Cybex 770T Treadmill
Cybex 790T Treadmill
The first similar model of the 770T Treadmill is the Cybex 790T Treadmill. This model still maintains the same stability, durability, comfort and entertainment options of the 770T. For example, like on the 770T, the IS3 Intelligent Suspension System works to provide walkers and runners with a smooth, comfortable ride with minimal impact, stress and shock.
Other basic similar features between 2 models include a contact and wireless heart rate monitoring, two monitors, 5 HP motor, 400-pound user weight capacity, a 22″ x 60″ running surface. But the 790T has extra capacity with a higher top speed and a steeper maximum incline. It allows users to train at a greater variety of paces with a top speed of 15.6 MPH. This is also ideal for sprint training or a mile to marathon length run.
Additionally, a maximum 20 % incline instead of 15% on the 770T adds more challenge to user’s workouts as well as helps them burn more calories. Just spend a little higher price than the 770T, you have a chance to own its better updated version.
Life Fitness Activate Series Treadmill
I would like to recommend Life Fitness Activate Series Treadmill as a good replacement for the 770T Treadmill. This model also belongs to commercial category which is designed for running because of its high speed and 20” x 60” large running surface (2” narrower than the 770T). The machine only has with 3HP but can support speed of up to 14 miles/hour (a little higher than the 770T) which equates to about a 4 minute pace per mile and is fast enough for any types of runner.
Like the 770T of Cybex, this treadmill can be inclined up to 15% allowing you to mimic hills and burn more calories than the normal treadmills. Other similar features of the Life Fitness Activate Series Treadmill compared to the 770T is 9 easy to use built-in programs which use features of the treadmill to create interesting and diverse workouts and a maximum weight capacity up to 400 pounds. See price
Precor TRM 835 Commercial Treadmill
The Precor TRM 835 Commercial Treadmill is designed for comfort, performance and reliability. In this model, you can find some similar features to the 770T such as the wide running area and extra-long deck (60 inches by 22 inches) which are ideal for users of all sizes and shapes, user weight capacity of 400 pounds, 15% incline, cushioning system for an incredibly smooth and natural feeling experience both walking and running, strong and stable motor and sturdy frame. But because the Precor TRM 835 Commercial Treadmill comes with a little more expensive price, it has greater features such as higher top speed (16 mph), 25 preset workout programs while the 770T only has 9 programs, or -3% decline level. In short, both two models are ideal for those who want to find the best commercial treadmill.
Precor TRM 811
If you feel the Precor TRM 835 Commercial Treadmill is rather expensive for your budget, I would like to recommend another model of Precor that is also similar to the 770T is the Precor TRM 811. This model has a closer price to the 770T than the TRM 835. The 811 has 60 inches by 22 inches running surface equipped with Ground Effects® Impact Control System for softer and more comfortable walking or running. Its 4HP AC motor runs very smoothly and quietly as the motor on the 770T works.
This model also provides top speed of 12 MPH and 15% incline like of the 770T. In the terms of durability, the belt on the treadmill is made with multi-ply pre-waxed polyester and reversible for improved durability and no required maintenance. Additionally, the frame is durable and can withstand user weighing up to 400 lbs. However, Precor TRM 811 lacks a tablet reading rack, only has less entertainment options and 7 built-in programs in the comparison with the 770T.
The Cybex 770T Treadmill is worthy with every penny you paid for it. What are you expecting more than a sturdy and durable machine with enough essential features even for high intensive workouts?