Strap-free training watches are getting a bit more popular but sadly to still usually have to reach down to touch the watch to take your heartrate reading. However, if you fine belts uncomfortable or chafing, this may be a good way to take your rate without becoming red and raw.
Gaiam Strap-Free Touch Trainer
Technology to improve your workout experience
The Gaiam Strap-Free Touch Trainer builds on consumer research to make a more intuitive user experience and a slimmer design than on any other heart rate monitor. Its directional touch screen eliminates buttons and makes it easier to track your workout the way you want.
•Patented touch screen technology to conveniently view exercise data •Thin design & soft silicon wrist strap •Touch sensor ECG measures heart rate without a chest belt •Calculates calories burned •Alert function that signals when heart rate is below or above optimal levels •Shows current, average and maximum heart rate readings •Stopwatch including count up function” 99h: 59m: 59s •Clock, calendar and alarm functions •Includes EL backlight for easy reading in low light conditions
Its slim design – 2mm thinner than any other heart rate monitor on the market – coupled with a soft silicon strap make for a pleasant form factor and a comfortable workout.
The Strap-Free Touch Trainer utilizes ECG technology to liberate you from wearing a chest belt for a more comfortable workout. All you have to do to monitor your heart rate is place 1 or 2 fingers on the lens’ sensor, which will then tell you all you need to know about your performance in just a few seconds.