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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15 Comments

1. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

3. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

5. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

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

8. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

12. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Power_x its sarcasm.

7. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

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

10. willard12 unregistered

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

14. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

11. MEeee

Posts: 400; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Still waiting...

2. maherk

Posts: 6706; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

3 more days!!

4. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Would work sweet with it on the inside of your wrist

6. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

... O.o

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

15. expansys1

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 06, 2010

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

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