Oregon Scientific has just announced the Gaiam Touch, a button-free, touchscreen heart rate monitor that is the first of its kind in the industry that delivers a hassle-free exercise session. Having picked up the prestigious International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award in the Health & Wellness category, the Gaiam Touch will boast of fashion-forward colors that will not disappoint, not to mention coming in a comfortable, slim design that is 2 millimeters thinner compared to all the other heart rate monitors that are currently on the market.

Consumer research has been done in order to create a more intuitive user experience, and the Gaiam Touch will hopefully not disappoint at all. It will include a directional touchscreen display so that you will be able to move between heart rate, calories burned and workout time in a jiffy, using nothing but your fingertip to do so. Gone are the days when buttons proved to be a bane, no? The Gaiam Touch will also come with a chest strap so that it can perform continuous heart rate monitoring, while a strap-free look paves the way for on-demand heart rate monitoring.

Those who wants the Gaiam Touch Heart Rate Monitor (with chest belt) can pick it up for $109.99, while the Gaiam Touch Strapless Heart Rate Monitor will be $10 cheaper. Which camp do you fall under? [Press Release]

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