Samsung Enables Vertical Display Orientation In Gear Fit

Back in February, at the Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung unveiled a trio of wearable devices. Apart from two smartwatches, the company also launched an activity tracker called Gear Fit. Apart from the fact that it also tells the time, the Gear Fit’s simple yet stunning AMOLED display gives users access to a wide variety of fitness related information. There was one caveat though that bugged people who played around with the tracker. The display would only be displayed horizontally regardless of where the tracker was on the wrist. It looks like Samsung has removed this limitation.

We have heard multiple reports that through a software update, the Gear Fit’s display gets vertical orientation as well. This should help make prolonged usage of the tracker more convenient. It is not known when Samsung intends to roll out this software update, though Gear Fit units with vertical orientation have already been seen in Samsung’s official stores at home in Korea.

Samsung’s new wearable devices will be released alongside the Galaxy S5 come April 11th. Presumably soon after the company may release this software update, which is immediately going to eliminate the pain for all customers who received their brand new activity trackers from Samsung next week.

This article was filed in Homepage > Gadgets and was tagged with Samsung and Wearable Tech. The story was spotted on sammobile
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