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Samsung updates the Gear Fit with portrait mode

Samsung updates the Gear Fit with portrait mode
When we first got a look at the Samsung Gear Fit, even before getting a chance to physically handle one, we noted that it seemed to be a mistake that the UI of the device was stuck in landscape mode. Apparently, someone at Samsung was listening because the Fit has gotten an update to fix that issue and add a portrait mode UI.

The original trouble was simple: anything worn on the wrist is most often viewed when your arm is oriented across your chest in front of you. If landscape mode is the only view option, that means the text would be sideways when your arm is in that position, and would only be oriented properly when your hand is pointed forward and away from your body. So, adding a portrait or vertical display option fixes that issue. 

And, it's even better because Samsung has apparently fixed this issue before the device even goes on sale (which is expected to happen this Friday, April 11th.) The change was verified on a display unit in an official Samsung store in South Korea. 

Samsung updates the Gear Fit with portrait mode

source: SamMobile

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posted on 08 Apr 2014, 14:13 2

1. power_x (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


The only problem with the Fit has been resolved (apart from the battery)

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 14:16

3. power_x (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


That doesn't make Samsung the best by the way , iWatch will destroy this Fit anytime of the year

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 14:56

5. Edward_bly (Posts: 206; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Maybe, but definitely not in price! Android wear will destroy the iwatch anytime of the year.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 15:15

8. power_x (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Much of a copycat ? Using the same phrase isn't a good idea

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 18:15

12. Edward_bly (Posts: 206; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Power_x its sarcasm.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 15:11 3

7. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 116; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!​!!! That was the funniest thing I heard all day. Thanks.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 15:45 9

10. willard12 (Posts: 886; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


You know a company has 'loyal" followers when people cheer about how much better their rumored, unseen, unannounced, unreleased, unknown products are.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 03:59

14. power_x (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Lots of people in this community does that , check them all before pulling the trigger on only one of them

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 16:05

11. MEeee (Posts: 284; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Still waiting...

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 14:15 1

2. maherk (Posts: 1208; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


3 more days!!

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 14:25

4. wando77 (Posts: 326; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Would work sweet with it on the inside of your wrist

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 14:59

6. Edward_bly (Posts: 206; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


... O.o

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 15:20

9. ihavenoname (Posts: 1521; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Definition of "on the inside":
"adjective; within an organization or place one is planning to infiltrate"

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 23:18 1

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 3231; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I getting a gear fit with my note 4. Maybe it will be gear fit 2 by then.

I like the ideal of a always on heart rate monitor.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 09:56

15. expansys1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Dec 2010)


just got my shipping confirmation for my gear fit from expansys!

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