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Posted Apr 30, 2015 by Gym Source in Cardio Training and tagged consoles, Cybex, Matrix, touchscreen consoles, TRUE Fitness.

Incredible Consoles: Our Top 3 Picks

In the past 5 years, cardio training technology has made incredible strides. But nowhere have improvements been more pronounced than in the area of touchscreen consoles.

Never before have users enjoyed so many options. From mobile device integration, to wifi programming downloads, to an unsurpassed array of entertainment—to the ability for facilities to better monitor and maintain their equipment—the “Age of the Ultimate Console” has truly arrived.

Take a look at how three of today’s best cardio training equipment manufacturers are outfitting their top models with the latest console technology:


With up to 5 console options available on many machines, TRUE offers something perfectly suited to every user need:

TRANSCEND: With intuitive navigation, all-level programming, and comprehensive entertainment options, Transcend consoles are the ultimate user interface available in both 10″ and 16”.

ESCALATE: Designed for budget-conscious clients looking to provide user-friendly navigation and advanced preset programming, Escalate wins in any environment available at 9” or 15″.

EMERGE: The ultimate in design simplicity, Emerge appeals to users who want to walk up to a TRUE machine and quickly start their workout.


CardioTouch, a virtual “command center” available on Cybex 770 Series cardio solutions, provides an intuitive touchscreen experience enabling users to access a wealth of workouts and entertainment options. Standard iPod/iPhone integration makes it easy to browse music and videos—and for users who want total workout immersion, the Cybex E3 View embedded monitor delivers a true workout “escape” on a 15.6” hi-def touchscreen.

Cybex takes the workout experience even further with Cybex GO. As the ultimate entertainment and results tracking platform, Cybex GO lets users access live HD TV, on-demand content, music videos and so much more using an easy touchscreen interface.


Matrix cardio machines come equipped with the 7xi console, a revolutionary interface that operates just like a touchscreen tablet. With a 7xi console, users can intuitively browse the Web, monitor social feeds and check the weather without missing a step.

But the real beauty of the 7xi console is its open platform—providing fitness facility operators the ultimate in branded communications to members. Reflect your brand right on the console, then incorporate a customized facility calendar to cross-promote classes, contests, special events and services directly to users.

Finally, an automated communication system embedded within the 7xi lets facility operators access equipment data remotely—and know when service is needed. This ability to streamline maintenance and service, combined with its intuitive means of connecting members to their entertainment and social media favorites, makes the 7xi console a must-have on any Matrix machine.

Can’t decide which equipment and console options are right for your facility? See them for yourself by contacting your Gym Source representative for more information.

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