Precor AMT 763 Review, Pros, Cons, & Comparison
Precor AMT 763 Overview
If you are in the market for a high-quality, fitness club level elliptical machine with advanced technology at a reasonable price? Look no further than the award-winning Precor AMT 763 Adaptive Motion Trainer with Fixed Stride technology. The Precor AMT 763 is the mid-tier model in the highly-rated Precor AMT 700 Line of personal elliptical machines and cross-trainers (the AMT 783 is the top-tier model in the 700 Series). Try out the AMT 763 once and you will know that you are using a high-performing, professional-grade workout machine in the comfort of your own home.
Precor’s AMT 700 line of personal elliptical machines and at-home cross-trainers come equipped with Precor’s patented Fixed Stride technology which gives users the ability to fully adjust the stride length which allows for flexibility in stride paths for use during workouts. The customizable stride length can be used in a wide variety of different exercises which include walking, running, and even climbing, which allows the AMT 763 to provide the user with a complete body workout. This makes for a total body exercise routine that enables users to engage multiple muscle groups and provides them with a safe, calorie-burning exercise that is also low-impact and easy on the joints.
The three models that make up the Precor AMT 700 Line can easily be identified by the specific type of console that each model comes equipped with. The AMT 763 comes with the P62 Touchscreen Console that provides users with up to 20 different readouts which include real-time monitoring of key personal vitals like the amount of calories burned, time elapsed, distance, and average speed. If you are in the market for a full body workout with an advanced and fully responsive touch screen console, then the Precor AMT 763 is perfect for your at-home fitness needs.
|Heart Rate:||Pulse and Wireless||Power Source:||120V outlet plug|
|USB Charging Port:||No||Display:||P82 Touchscreen|
|Warranty:||10-Year Parts | 1-Year Labor||Compact:||No|
|Machine Weight:||412 Lbs||Folding:||No|
|Dimensions:||80" L x 35" W x 73" H||Speaker:||No|
|Max user weight:||350 Lbs||Cooling Fan:||No|
|Resistance:||20-Level Magnetic||Media Shelf:||Yes|
|Step Height:||6.5" Fixed||Bottle Holder:||Yes|
|Stride Length:||0"-36"||Handlebars:||Without Built-in Controls|
|Programs:||12||Better Alternative:||Precor AMT 783|
Precor AMT 763 Review and Specifications:
If you are looking for a high quality home fitness exercise machine like a personal elliptical cross trainer, you are probably aware that space and storage of the machine is always going to be an issue. The Precor AMT 700 Line is perfect for in-home use as each model provides a well designed frame that is both space-saving and mobile so you can move the Precor AMT 763 around your home with relative ease. The Precor AMT 763 measures out at a length of 80”, is 35” wide, and 73” tall, and weighs in at a total weight of 422 lbs.
The Precor AMT 763 is an at-home elliptical machine that is made for users of all shapes and sizes as it comes with a suggested manufacturer’s weight capacity of up to 350 lbs. The fully adjustable stride length allows users of almost any height to use the AMT 763 with comfort and ease. Unlike the AMT 800 Line which comes with fully adjustable stride height, the AMT 700 Line has a fixed stride height, which means that the AMT 700 series is a little more limited in its flexibility for users. The AMT 700 Line, as with most at-home elliptical cross-trainers, is not foldable which means that users should definitely clear a space in their house that can be dedicated to the machine, even when it is not in use. The AMT 763 also needs 30” of clearance to get through standard sized doorways and at least 36” in the location that it is to be installed and used.
The power supply that is required for the AMT 763 is a standard 120V/15 A circuit with power cord, and unlike the Precor AMT 835 and the Precor AMT 733, the 763 is not self-powered as the P62 Touchscreen Console requires a power supply at all times. The Precor AMT 763 is equipped with a set of built in full-range wheels which makes moving the full 422 lbs around the house simpler than you would think. The AMT 763 truly is a fully functional fitness club quality machine that is built and designed completely for at-home usage with the safety and convenience of the user in mind.
Precor AMT 763 Monitor
The main difference between the three models in all of Precor’s home elliptical machine lines is the monitor and console that each model comes equipped with. The AMT 763 is the mid-tier level model in the AMT 700 Line which means it comes equipped with the P62 Touchscreen Console that can be used to fully track and manage workouts. The P62 Touchscreen Console comes with a total of twelve pre-programmed workouts in as many as seventeen different languages, illustrating just how much the AMT 700 Line is a global leader in personal fitness.
The P62 Touchscreen Console comes with eighteen different and unique electronic readouts which include many of the standard metrics that users track such as total distance, total strides, and the total calories burned. The numeric keypad that comes built into the console is responsive and simple to use even during an intense workout. The AMT 700 Line like all of Precor’s at-home elliptical machines, is fully CSAFE compatible and conveniently placed channel and volume control buttons make being entertained while working out as simple as pushing a button.
The Precor AMT 763 P62 Touchscreen Console comes with full entertainment options that are not available on the Precor AMT 733 model. The P62 Console comes with MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video decoding, as well as full Global TV Support including NTSC, ATSC, PAL, and SECAM tuners. The P62 Console also comes with RF and HDMI video inputs, as well as full WiFi connectivity. The one thing that the P62 Touchscreen Console is missing compared to its AMT 865 or AMT 885 models, is a Bluetooth connection. The crown jewel of the P62 Touchscreen Console is of course the beautiful 10” Capacitive touch screen that users can use and watch while they exercise.
Precor AMT 763 Stride and Incline
The AMT 700 Line comes with Precor’s patented Adaptive Motion technology which is a huge part of what sets this line of Precor AMT fitness machines apart from other home elliptical trainers or cross-trainers. The AMT 763 model comes equipped with a fully adjustable stride length which measures between 0 to 36” and allows users to customize their stride to the intensity level of their workout.
The stride height on the Precor AMT 700 Line is a fixed height and does not allow the same flexibility that is found in the AMT 800 Line which uses Precor’s patented Open Stride Technology. The step-up height for the Precor AMT 763 measures in at a fixed 6.5” off of the ground which makes it easy for users to step on and off the machine and feel safe while doing so.
One of the trademarks of the Precor home fitness machine is the Precor Stride Dial which comes included on every AMT 763 machine. The Precor Stride Dial provides users with information on which muscle groups are being worked in real time, depending on the type of exercise they are doing. The stride and step motions on the Precor AMT 763 can be ramped up in intensity from simple walking into a stepping exercise that simulates inclined terrain like stairs or hills.
Precor AMT 763 Handlebar and Pedals
The Precor AMT 763 offers three unique handlebar locations which provide solid support and stability while exercising on the machine. The standard and most commonly utilized set of handlebars are the ones that run parallel to the ground so that users can safely engage in less impactful workouts. A second set of smooth, full motion vertical handlebars which can be used with the strides in a classic elliptical motion. The third and final set of handlebars are placed directly in front of the P30 LED Display Console, and is where users can find the built-in polar contact heart rate sensor. These polar contact heart rate sensors provide users with heart rate zones and specific metrics such as the total calories burned in real time while they exercise and are meant to be used in conjunction with the heart rate telemetry reading chest strap equipment that comes with the Precor AMT 763 machine.
The Precor AMT 763 handlebars are built with a sturdy plastic that makes it comfortable for users to grip, even if they have sweaty hands during intense exercise sessions. Each set of handlebars on the Precor AMT 763 is ergonomically positioned to help users feel in control of their motions while they engage in their various workouts. The handlebars feel natural in their position and add yet another layer of safety and stability for the users while they exercise.
The Precor AMT 763 pedals are constructed with hard plastic and allow the user to remain fully in control of their motions during their workouts. To ensure that your feet do not slip off of the pedal while in the middle of a workout, the Precor AMT 763 pedals are equipped with soft toe caps that you can place your shoes into as you exercise. The foot pedals on the Precor AMT 763 measure in at 14” x 8” with a 2” minimum space between the pedals.
Precor AMT 763 Accessories and Assembly
The Precor AMT 763, like most Precor home exercise machines, comes with a long list of accessories as standard additions including a water bottle holder to help users stay hydrated while exercising, as well as a sturdy reading rack which can hold either books or other personal devices. The optional PVS or personal viewing screen is not necessary to add on to the AMT 763 model as it comes equipped with the P62 Touchscreen Console.
The reading rack is conveniently located and constructed right into the Precor AMT 733 console and is extremely useful for holding books or other personal electronic devices while the user is working out. The Precor AMT 763 also comes fully equipped with a built-in mobile device charging and is also equipped with full WiFi connectivity in case users wish to connect their personal devices.
As with a majority of home fitness machines, the Precor AMT 763 requires some assembly although most of this can be accomplished with a couple of screwdrivers, some sockets, and a torque wrench. Before assembling the AMT 763 in its final resting spot, it is easy to wheel the machine around your house with its built in wheels, and actually makes moving the entire 422 lb machine a near effortless task. After placing the Precor AMT 763 on a nice level surface, users can begin to assemble the parts one by one. While one person can technically build the AMT 763, it is obviously a much easier task with a second person, especially when moving the AMT 763 around the house. Precor does offer helpful step by step assembly in its user manual, and users can also find videos of the assembly online.
AMT 763 Warranty, Price, and Shipping
Precor provides the same manufacturer’s warranty for the AMT 700 Line as it does for the AMT 800 Line which definitely shows just how much the company believes in the quality of its equipment. For the Precor AMT 700 Line, Precor offers a lifetime warranty on the frame and welds, a 10-year warranty for parts and wear items, a nice 3-year warrant for the console, as well as a 1-year warranty for labor. These warranties are based on in-home use and not for Precor machines that are in commercial settings like gyms or fitness centers.
Precor is a company that is easy to access as well if you do find you have some questions about its product or services. The Washington State-based company offers its customers several toll free numbers to contact customer service with, as well as an email system that allows users to send them any questions, comments, or concerns they may have. Precor is also easy to find on social media with a presence on such platforms as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Users should note that the Precor AMT 700 Line of fitness machines comes delivered inside of a shipping container to their front door. The main frame is the foundation of the Precor AMT 763 and it can be removed and wheeled around the house, while all of the other various parts can be installed on the AMT 763, once a final destination for the machine has been chosen. For one of the best brands in the home fitness industry you are going to expect to pay a good amount and the Precor AMT 700 is no exception to this. The AMT 763 is the mid-tier option of the three models in the AMT 700 Line and carries a reasonable price tag of $9,995.00. The Precor AMT 700 Line will run an additional $25 fee for delivery as well as $349 installation fee if you so choose for that service.
Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer 763 Pros:
- Fully adaptive stride length allows users of any size and shape to enjoy the machine.
- Fixed stride height at 6.5” allows users to step on and off the stride with ease.
- Users can switch from low impact to high intensity workouts whenever they wish.
- The patented Stride Dial allows users to see which muscle groups are being worked.
- Three sets of handlebars allow users to feel safe and secure.
- Twenty different resistance levels means users can go as light or hard as they wish.
- P62 Touchscreen Console provides full control and metrics for user workouts.
- Beautiful 10” screen allows users to be entertained while they workout.
- Full WiFi connectivity allows users to connect their personal devices.
- Convenient reading rack on the console allows for placement of books or personal devices.
- Console allows for up to seventeen different languages.
- Six present programs give users full control and variety over their workout.
- Built-in polar contact heart rate sensors on the stationary handrails.
- A nice warranty and easily accessible customer service for full support.
Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer 763 Cons:
- The price tag can be a little steep, especially if installation and delivery is added on.
- No cooling fan which means during intense workouts you could get hot.
- It may be difficult for one person to assemble and move around.
- Machine dimensions are on the big side and it cannot be folded.
The Precor AMT 763 is the mid-tier offering in the highly rated Precor AMT 700 Line and has everything you need in an at-home elliptical and cross-trainer machine and more! Exercise wise, the Precor AMT 763 offers its users a fun and safe workout experience while also including the connectivity and technology of the higher-end Precor fitness machine models. The fully customizable stride length using Precor’s patented Open Stride technology is a popular feature that can allow users of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels to feel safe and stable while enjoying their workout. The smooth and fun exercise that Precor is known for is evident in the AMT 763, and the added level of technology with the beautiful 10” P62 Touchscreen Console makes the uptick in price over the AMT 733 well worth it. If you are in the market for a high-quality at-home elliptical machine with an amazing workout experience and cutting edge technology then the AMT 763 is the model for you!
|Precor AMT 885||120v||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P82 - 15" Touch Screen||Zero to 36 inches||6.8-10" Adjustable||12||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 865||120v||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P62 - 10" Touch Screen||Zero to 36 inches||6.8-10" Adjustable||12||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 835||Self-Powered||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P31 - LED Display||Zero to 36 inches||6.8-10" Adjustable||6||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 783||120v||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P82 - 15" Touch Screen||Zero to 36 inches||Fixed||12||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 763||120v||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P62 - 10" Touch Screen||Zero to 36 inches||Fixed||12||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 733||Self-Powered||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P30 - LED Display||Zero to 36 inches||Fixed||6||400 Watts|